Geology and mineral occurrences of the mineral districts of Hidalgo County, southern New Mexico
Virginia T. McLemore and Wolf E. Elston
Value of metallic mineral production from 15 districts in Hidalgo County is estimated as $65 million during 1875-1994 (not including the Hidalgo smelter output or aggregate production). The majority of past metal production came from the Lordsburg district, which is the 5th largest gold-producing district and 3rd largest silver-producing district in New Mexico. Deposit types found in the county include Laramide polymetallic veins, slams, and carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn replacements, as well as epithermal manganese, volcanicepithermal vein, porphyry copper, and placer gold deposits. Only aggregates are being mined in the county currently.
- McLemore, Virginia T.; Elston, Wolf E., 2000, Geology and mineral occurrences of the mineral districts of Hidalgo County, southern New Mexico, in: Southwest passage. A trip through the Phanerozoic, Lawton, Timothy F.; McMillan, Nancy J.; McLemore, Virginia T., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 51st Field Conference, pp. 253-262.