“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Magdalena Fault

Magdalena Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, April 4, 2009
1. Magdalena Fault Marker
Inscription. 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 uplifted mountains from the plains below.
Location. 34° 4.841′ N, 107° 5.002′ W. Marker is in 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Magdalena Fault (approx. 9 miles away); Kelly (approx. 9.3 miles away); Riley (approx. 9˝ miles away); Magdalena (approx. 10 miles away); For Southern Independence (approx. 10 miles away); New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum (approx. 10.1 miles away); Socorro (approx. 10.3 miles away); New Mexico Tech (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Magdalena.
More about this marker. The same marker is posted at several locations, on both sides, of US 60 between Socorro and Magdalena. There is also a similar marker in the town of Magdalena itself.
Categories. Natural Features
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2010, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 28, 2010, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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