Water-bearing properties of selected geologic materials in mining areas of Grant County, New Mexico
L. Clay Kilner

Abstract:

Investigations related to mining activities in Grant County have resulted in the development of significant amounts of information on ground-water occurrence and water-bearing properties of geologic materials in the principal mining areas of the county. This information is seldom published, but constitutes a valuable resource for present and future efforts to understand and manage ground-water resources in the area. This paper presents summary data from well tests performed in the principal central Grant County mining areas, including the Tyrone area, approximately 15 km southwest of Silver City, the Fierro-Hanover area approximately 10 km northeast of Bayard, the Santa Rita area about 6 km east of Bayard, and the Hurley area. A brief survey of published resources on ground-water occurrence in Grant County is also included.


Citation:

  1. Kilner, L. Clay, 2008, Water-bearing properties of selected geologic materials in mining areas of Grant County, New Mexico, in: Geology of the Gila Wilderness - Silver City area, Mack, Greg; Witcher, James, Lueth, Virgil W., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 59th Field Conference, pp. 199-203.

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