Geology of Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas


Geology of Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas, by C. D. Henry. 72 p., 81 figs., 1 table, 1 oversize color geologic map in 2 sheets, 1998. ISSN: 0363-4132. Print

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This richly illustrated, full-color guidebook and accompanying geologic map depict the long diverse and dynamic geologic history of Big Bend Ranch State Park. This park, the largest in the Texas State Parks System, lies in the rugged Big Bend region of West Texas. Its primary attraction is the scenery: the mountains, canyons, plateaus, river, and waterfalls. Every aspect of the natural landscape results from geologic processes of rock formation and erosion, such as mountain building, volcanism, and faulting. To aid the reader having little knowledge of geology, the guidebook also provides a complete glossary of geologic terms. Visitors to the park and general readers interested in Texas geology will find this guidebook to be a valued companion when exploring the varied West Texas landscape.

For an annotated folded map that is especially useful to hikers and campers, please see related item DE0003, Down to Earth at Big Bend Ranch State Park: Geologic Map and Trail-Side Geology.

Henry, C. D., 1998, Geology of Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Guidebook 27, 72 p.

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