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The nature and extent of peat deposits and possible effects of peat mining on manmade features and springs near Mescalero, New Mexico

Open-File Report 72-238

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Abstract

A study was made during May 1971 by the U.S. Geological Survey to: (1) determine the nature and extent of peat deposits near Mescalero, N. Mex. ; (2) determine whether mining of the peat will affect the stability of three manmade features near the deposits; (3) determine whether peat mining will affect springs. Peat deposits with organic-matter contents between 15 and 35 percent are generally 1- to 2-feet thick and occur within 8 feet of land surface. The deposits underlie an area of about 26 acres. The total volume of peat probably ranges from 40,000 to 80,000 cubic yards.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The nature and extent of peat deposits and possible effects of peat mining on manmade features and springs near Mescalero, New Mexico
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
72-238
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1972
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
The Survey,
Description:
24 p. :ill., maps ;29 cm.