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Near Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Magdalena Fault

 
 
Magdalena Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
1. Magdalena Fault Marker
Inscription.  The Magdalena Mountains to the west are topped by South Baldy at 10,783 feet; Magdalena Peak at 8,152 feet. La Jencia plain to the east is bisected by Water Canyon three miles below this marker. The bench along the edge of the mountains is Magdalena Fault, dividing the uplifted mountains from the plains below.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources.
 
Location. 34° 7.274′ N, 107° 13.911′ W. Marker is near Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magdalena NM 87825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kelly (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Kelly (approx. half a mile away); Riley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Magdalena (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Magdalena Fault (approx. 9 miles away); Magdalena Livestock Driveway (approx. 10 miles away).
 
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Magdalena Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
2. Magdalena Fault Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 3,398 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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