Palisades Sill (New Mexico)

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Description of Palisades Sill south of Cimarron, New Mexico
Cliffs of Palisades Sill
Palisades Sill of the Cimarron River Canyon

The Palisades Sill is a fine-grained porphyritic dacite sill which forms spectacular cliffs and palisades in the Cimarron River canyon between Eagle Nest and Cimarron in northern New Mexico. It can be seen in the eastern part of Cimarron Canyon State Park.[1]


  1. ^ "NMBGMR Geologic Tour: Cimarron Canyon State Park". New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 

Coordinates: 36°32′12″N 105°10′30″W / 36.53667°N 105.17500°W / 36.53667; -105.17500