Course Overview

The Basin and Range Province extends as a south-to-north corridor throughout central New Mexico. This corridor is a faulted landscape of uplifted mountains between down-dropped valleys and of north-south trending volcanoes. This geography is the result of the Rio Grande rift being pulled apart. Some blocks of rock like the Sandia Mountains have moved up relative to other blocks that have moved down, with a total displacement of more than 20,000 ft. Where the land is being pulled apart it also cracks so that magma ascends up the cracks to form volcanoes. The Albuquerque volcanoes and the Jemez Mountains are examples of volcanic activity along the Rio Grande Rift zone.

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In-Person Class
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Aug 30, 2023 to Sep 20, 2023
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Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $55.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 27, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 27, 2023

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