Block Faulting, Sandia Mountains

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The mass consists of crystalline rocks, shown by dots, covered by limestones and other sediments, which originally were horizontal. A single great fault forms the left-hand face of the mountain, which consists of a tilted block, broken into minor blocks by lesser faults.




Amadeus W. Grabau A Textbook of Geology (Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., 1920) 750


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