Mineral resources of the northern and central San Andres Mountains, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Virginia T. McLemore

Abstract:

There are four types of deposits in northern and central San Andres Mountains (Rio Grande rift (RGR), copper-silver (± uranium) vein, vein and replacement deposits in Proterozoic rocks, and Proterozoic talc deposits) in five districts: Mockingbird Gap, Salinas Peak, Grandview-Sulfur Canyons, San Andrecito-Hembrillo, and San Andres Canyon districts. All of these districts are on the White Sands Missile Range and have been withdrawn from mineral entry since the 1940s. It is estimated that <$53,000 worth of Au, Ag, Cu, Zn, Pb, Bi , W, Fe, barite, fluorite, and talc were produced from the five districts in 1900-1948.


Citation:

  1. McLemore, Virginia T., 2002, Mineral resources of the northern and central San Andres Mountains, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in: Geology of White Sands, Lueth, Virgil W.; Giles, Katherine A.; Lucas, Spencer G.; Kues, Barry S.; Myers, Robert; Ulmer, Scholle, Dana S., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 53rd Field Conference, pp. 339-352.

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