Mineral resources of the northern and central San Andres Mountains, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Virginia T. McLemore
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 All of these districts are on the White Sands Missile Range and have been withdrawn from mineral entry since the 1940s.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.
- 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.