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SANDIA MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, NEW MEXICO.

January 1, 1984

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title SANDIA MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS, NEW MEXICO.
DOI
Authors D. C. Hedlund, R.F. Kness
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geological Survey Professional Paper (United States)
Series Number
Index ID 70013231
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization