Geologic and mineral-resource investigations in the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico indicate that a small part of the area has a probable mineral-resource potential. Most of the mineral occurrences are small barite-fluorite veins that occur along faults on the eastern slope of the range. The barite veins in the Landsend area and in the Tunnel Spring area are classed as having a probable mineral-resource potential. Fluorite veins which occur at the La Luz mine contain silver-bearing galeana and the area near this mine is regarded as having a probable resource potential for silver. No energy resources were identified in this study.
|Title||SANDIA MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, NEW MEXICO.|
|Authors||D. C. Hedlund, R.F. Kness|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|