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Geology of the Jemez Mountains - Live Online!

Course number : 19725   ID : 89115    Class Section : Spring 1
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The Jemez Mountains are only one of a number of volcanic features located along the Rio Grande Rift zone – a north-south corridor throughout central New Mexico and part of the Basin and Range Province of the southwestern United States. The Jemez volcanic field has been active for the past 15 million years, and the rhyolite flow that makes up Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument formed about 6.7 million years ago. The Jemez caldera exploded twice: once at 1.62 million years and then again 1.25 million years, with that last and greatest explosion creating the Bandelier Tuff. We'll learn about the geology of the Valles Caldera, Bandelier National Monument, and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and also discover a “little Yellowstone” right in our own Jemez Mountains. 

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE Online

Carol A. Hill 



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Registration Closes On
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/29/2020 - 5/6/2020 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE Online  Map, Room: Zoom Carol A. Hill