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Geophysics of the Rio Grande Basins

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Belen Survey Area

Thumbnail image of Belen survey aeromagnetic data. Thumbnail image of Albuquerque area aeromagnetic data.
Survey Map All Aeromagnetic Data

A high-resolution aeromagnetic survey was flown over this area in November, 1998 by Sander Geophysics, Ltd. on contract to the U. S. Geological Survey. The survey covers the southern Middle Rio Grande basin from just north of Belen to Bernardo on the south. Flight lines were flown east-west, 150-m apart, and at a nominal 150-m height above ground. More information about the aeromagnetic data for this survey is contained in U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-0404. Flight-line data are available from USGS Open-File Report 02-361 (survey #4218).

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