Road log from Albuquerque to the Carboniferous-Permian boundary section at Carrizo Arroyo, Valencia County, New Mexico

Spencer G. Lucas, Karl Krainer, Robert M. Colpitts, Jr., W. John Nelson, James E. Barrick, Larry F. Rinehart, Justin A. Spielmann

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Abstract

This trip is from Albuquerque to Carrizo Arroyo in the Lucero uplift of Valencia County, New Mexico. Carrizo Arroyo exposes an approximately 100 m thick section of Bursum Formation, strata of mixed marine-non-marine origin that yield a diverse and well known fossil record of everything from cockroaches to conodonts. This is one of the finest exposures of the Carboniferous-Permian boundary in New Mexico, and certainly one,of the most thoroughly studied. Carrizo Arroyo is approximately 33 miles (53 km) as the crow flies southwest of downtown Albuquerque. Note that the final 5 miles (8 km) of the journey traverses poorly marked, deeply rutted trails and areas of deep sand, passable only in vehicles having high ground clearance and four-wheel drive.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Carboniferous-Permian transition in central New Mexico
EditorsSpencer G. Lucas, W. John Nelson, William A. DiMichele, Justin A. Spielmann, Karl Krainer, James E. Barrick, Scott D. Elrick, Sebastian Voigt
PublisherNew Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Pages23-30
Volume59
ISBN (Print)1524-4156
StatePublished - 2013

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