Geologic map of the Tetilla Peak quadrangle, Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico
Entry ID: USGS_MAP_MF-2352

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Summary
Abstract: The purpose of this mapping was to determine the bedrock geology that would
control or impact ground-water flow from the Espanola basin into the Santo
Domingo basin. As it is a multi-purpose geologic map, it is suitable as the
geologic layer for any variety of interdisciplinary investigations
incorporating geology as a theme.

This digital geologic map summarizes all available geologic information for the
Tetilla Peak quadrangle located immediately southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The geologic map consists of new polygon (geologic map units) and line
(contact, fault, fold axis, dike, flow contact, hachure) data, as well as point
data (locations for structural measurements, geochemical and geochronologic
data, geophysical soundings, and water wells). The map database has been
generated at 1:24,000 scale, and provides significant new geologic information
for an area of the southern Cerros del Rio volcanic field, which sits astride
the boundary of the Espanola and Santo Domingo basins of the Rio Grande rift.

The quadrangle includes the west part of the village of La Cienega along its
eastern border and includes the southeasternmost part of the Cochiti Pueblo
reservation along its northwest side. The central part of the quadrangle
consists of Santa Fe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands, and
parts of several Spanish-era land grants.

Interstate 25 cuts through the southern half of the quadrangle between Santa Fe
and Santo Domingo Pueblo. Canada de Santa Fe, a major river tributary to the
Rio Grande, cuts through the quadrangle, but there is no dirt or paved road
along the canyon bottom.

A small abandoned uranium mine (the La Bajada mine) is found in the bottom of
the Canada de Santa Fe about 3 km east of the La Bajada fault zone; it has been
partially reclaimed.

The surface geology of the Tetilla Peak quadrangle consists predominantly of a
thin (1-2 m generally, locally as thick as 10? m) layer of windblown surficial
deposits that has been reworked colluvially. Locally, landslide, fluvial, and
pediment deposits are also important. These colluvial deposits mantle the
principal bedrocks units, which are (from most to least common): (1) basalts,
basanites, andesite, and trachyte of the Pliocene (2.7-2.2 Ma) Cerros del Rio
volcanic field; (2) unconsolidated deposits of the Santa Fe Group, mainly along
the western border, in the hanging wall of the La Bajada fault zone, but
locally extending 2-3 km east under the Cerros del Rio volcanic field; (3)
older Tertiary volcanic and sedimentary rocks (Abiquiu?, Espinaso, and Galisteo
Formations); (4) intrusive rocks of the Cerrillos intrusive center that are
roughly coeval with the Espinaso volcanic rocks; and (5) Mesozoic sedimentary
rocks ranging in age from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation to the Upper
Cretaceous Mancos Shale.

GEOSPATIAL DATAFILES AND OTHER FILES INCLUDED IN THIS DATA SET:
Map political location: Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico
Compilation scale: 1:24,000
Geology mapped: 1996-1998
>tepk_geol: geologic units, faults, dikes, volcanic flow boundaries
>tepk_struct: bearing and attitude measurements of structural
features
>tepk_bed: attitude measurements of geologic units
>tepk_chem: geochemical and geochronologic data by sample
>tepk_amt: audio-magneto-telluric (AMT) geophysical sample data
>tepk_wells: water well locations
>tepk_marker: cartographic decorations (bar and ball symbol, etc.)
>color524.shd: ArcInfo shadeset used to color geology polygons
>geoscamp1.mrk: ArcInfo markerset used to plot geologic symbols
>geoscamp1.lin: ArcInfo lineset used to plot geologic line symbols
>tepk_base.tif,.tfw: 1:24,000-scale topographic base

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Map PDF file (3 MB)


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Description: Text-only Map PDF file (31 KB) (This version of the report is accessible as
defined in Section 508.)


Link: GET DATA
Description: Pamphlet PDF file (1.6 MB) (This version of the report is accessible as
defined in Section 508.)


Link: GET DATA
Description: GZIPPED TARRED archive of ArcInfo, metadata, etc. (1.7 MB)


Link: GET DATA
Description: ZIPPED archive of ArcInfo, metadata, etc. (1.7 MB)


Link: GET DATA
Description: GZIPPED TARRED archive of base map (2.3 MB)


Link: GET DATA
Description: ZIPPED archive of base map (2.3 MB)


Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE


Geographic Coverage
 N: 35.625 S: 35.5  E: -106.125  W: -106.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David A. Sawyer; Ralph R. Shroba; Scott A. Minor; Ren A. Thompson; Jeffrey C. Blossom; Thomas R. Fisher; Ronald R. Wahl; D. Paco Van Sistine
Dataset Title: Geologic map of the Tetilla Peak quadrangle, Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Version 1.0
Data Presentation Form: Map
Online Resource: http://geology.cr.usgs.gov/pub/mf-maps/mf-2352/


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Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >TECTONIC LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >ELEMENTS >RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >PYROCLASTICS COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
ECONOMY


Platform
MAPS    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None. However, acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey as
source of the data would be appreciated in products derived from these
data. These data are not intended to be used at scales larager than
1:24,000.


Keywords
Cerros del Rio volcanic field
Hydrogeology
Santa Fe Group
Rio Grande rift
Santo Domingo Basin
Geology
Geologic Maps
Santa Fe County
Cochiti Pueblo
Sandoval County
La Cienega
Cerrillos Hills
Tetilla Peak


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Central Region, Publications, Geology Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://cpg.cr.usgs.gov/pub/publications.html
Dataset ID: USGS Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2352

Data Center Personnel
Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CENTRAL PUBLICATIONS GROUP
Phone: (303) 236-5486
Contact Address:
Denver Federal Center
MS-902
Box 25046
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (http)
Distribution_Size: 3 MB
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: None

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Distribution_Size: 1.6 MB
Distribution_Format: PDF
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Distribution_Media: Online (http)
Distribution_Size: 1.7 MB
Distribution_Format: ArcInfo
Fees: None


Personnel
DAVID A. SAWYER
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: dsawyer at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Mail Stop 913
Box 25046, Denver Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA


DAVID A. SAWYER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: dsawyer at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Mail Stop 913
Box 25046, Denver Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-03

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