Summary of the mineral resources in the San Andres Mountains, south-central New Mexico
V. 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 All of these districts are on the White Sands Missile Range and have been withdrawn from mineral entry since the 1940s.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, V. T., 2002, Summary of the mineral resources in the San Andres Mountains, south-central New Mexico, in: Geology of White Sands, Lueth, Virgil; Giles, Katherine A.; Lucas, Spencer G.; Kues, Barry S.; Myers, Robert G.; Ulmer-Scholle, Dana, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 53rd Field Conference, pp. 339-352.

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