Near Sapello in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The elevation here is 7000 feet.
Location. 35° 49.076′ N, 105° 14.308′ W. Marker is near Sapello, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 518 north of New Mexico Route 94. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sapello NM 87745, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hermitís Peak (approx. 5.5 miles away); La Cueva National Historic District (approx. 8.5 miles away); La Cueva Mill (approx. 8.6 miles away); Curanderas — Women Who Heal (approx. 12.2 miles away); Fort Union National Monument (approx. 12.3 miles away); Las Vegas (approx. 13.7 miles away).
More about this marker. State Road 3 was cut back to Rivera and State Road 518 from Las Vegas north to Taos has replaced it. The “you are here” on the map on the back on this marker (see Photo 3) is not correct.
Also see . . . . Entry in Our Home Ground, by Barry Lopez. Excerpt: “When a stratum of rock is tipped by tectonic forces, earth scientists characterize its orientation to the surface of the Earth—imagining the surface as a horizontal line—in terms of its dip and strike. If a layer of rock is tipped forty degrees below the horizontal, it would have a dip of forty degrees. If the slope faced south, its strike would be east-west, the orientation of a line perpendicular to the line of its dip.” (Submitted on April 28, 2014.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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