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Valles Caldera: A Geologic History

By: Fraser Goff

128 pages, 63 col photo

University of New Mexico Press

Paperback | Apr 2009 | #184304 | ISBN-13: 9780826345905
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The Valles Caldera consists of a twelve-mile-wide collapsed volcanic crater and more than ten post collapse volcanic domes in New Mexico's Jemez Mountains. In 2000, Congress passed the Valles Caldera Preservation Act, creating a Trust to oversee the protection and development of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

This book offers a summary of significant geologic events that have taken place in the Valles Caldera area and presents the geology, volcanology and geothermal characteristics of the Caldera and the Jemez volcanic field.

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Fraser Goff is adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico.

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