by Rachel Armstrong

SOCORRO, N.M., Nov. 19, 2003 — The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) recently published a memoir that presents a study of the Caballo Mountains and their unique, relatively complete geologic history. The mountains are located just south of Truth or Consequences.

“Geology of the Caballo Mountains, New Mexico,” written by William R. Seager and Greg H. Mack, examines their study of the Caballo Mountains, which details the mountains’ complex geologic history. According to the publication, the extraordinary thickness of sedimentary rocks (collectively more than 3.5 miles) and relatively complete geologic history of the mountains “offer an unparalleled picture of the evolution of southern New Mexico.”

This memoir is self-described as “the result of many years of study and field work on the part of the authors.” It is 144 pages long, contains 122 figures and photographs, two tables, and an index and comprehensive glossary.

Memoir 49, “Geology of the Caballo Mountains, New Mexico” may be purchased for $15, plus $5.50 postage and handling, from NMBGMR’s Publications Office. For more information on this, or any other NMBGMR publication, write to the Bureau Publications Office, New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801, call 505.835.5410, e-mail pubsofc@gis.nmt.edu, or visit http://geoinfo.nmt.edu.