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Near Farmington in San Juan County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hogback

 
 
Hogback Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
1. Hogback Marker
Inscription. Steeply dipping strata define the western edge of the San Juan basin. To the west older geologic formations are exposed toward the Defiance uplift whereas basinward they are downwarped thousands of feet beneath younger rock units. Vast coal, uranium, oil and gas resources occur in the strata buried within the basin. Elevation 5,050 feet.
 
Location. 36° 45.29′ N, 108° 31.396′ W. Marker is near Farmington, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 64 at milepost 32.5 and Road 6950, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterflow NM 87421, United States of America.
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Rear of Hogback Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
2. Rear of Hogback Marker
Hogback Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 21, 2010
3. Hogback Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 588 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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