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Geologic investigations in the Lake Valley area, Sierra County, New Mexico

Professional Paper 1644

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Abstract

At the request of the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Geological Survey evaluated the area of the historic Lake Valley mining district and townsite, Sierra County, New Mexico, for its potential for undiscovered mineral resources. The four chapters of this report describe the geology of the area, present the results of geophysical investigations carried out to aid in interpreting subsurface geology, describe the mining history and character of the region's ore deposits, and present geochemical data on potential for contamination from abandoned mine dumps in the mining district.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic investigations in the Lake Valley area, Sierra County, New Mexico
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1644
Edition:
Supersedes Open-File Report 98-347
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
78 p., one plate in pocket