Elevation 4,850 ft.Winds blowing across the usually dry, sandy riverbed of Rio Salado formed dunes along this part of the Rio Grande Valley. The Rio Grande, just southwest here, follows a massive geological trench shaped millions of years ago when huge blocks of land sank as the earth in central New Mexico slowly began pulling apart. The resulting Rio Grande Rift uplifted Los Pi?os Mountains to the east. Northwest are the Sierra Ladrones. Rocks on their 9,000-foot crests are similar to those buried four miles beneath these dunes.
|Placed By||New Mexico Historic Preservation Division|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 326029 N 3797636|
|Decimal Degrees||34.30540000, -106.89053333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 18.324', W 106° 53.432'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 18' 19.44" N, 106° 53' 25.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 Canam Hwy, San Acacia NM 87831, US|
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