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Integrated Geologic, Geochemical, and Geophysical Studies of Big Bend National Park, Texas

September 18, 2007

Introduction

Big Bend National Park (BBNP), Texas, covers 801,163 acres (3,242 km2) and was established in 1944 through a transfer of land from the State of Texas to the United States. The park is located along a 118-mi (190-km) stretch of the Rio Grande at the United States border with Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a 5-year project in 2003 with the objective of studying a number of broad and diverse geologic, geochemical, and geophysical topics in BBNP. This fact sheet describes results of some of the research by USGS scientists working in BBNP.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Integrated Geologic, Geochemical, and Geophysical Studies of Big Bend National Park, Texas
DOI 10.3133/fs20073078
Authors John E. Gray, Carol A. Finn, Lisa A. Morgan, William R. Page, Wayne C. Shanks
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2007-3078
Index ID fs20073078
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey