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Preliminary map showing limonitic areas in the Silver City 1 degree by 2 degrees Quadrangle, Arizona and New Mexico

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1183-Q

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This map is a part of a folio of maps of the Silver City 1o x 2o quadrangle, Arizona and New Mexico, prepared under the Conterminous United States Mineral Assessment Program. As a part of this study Landstat images were used to map the anomalous areas of limonitic materials as a guide to hydrothermal alteration which, in turn, acts as a guide to mineralized systems. The term limonite, defined by Blanchard (1968) as a general term for undifferentiated ferric oxide percipitates, is here modified to include any mineral with the typical spectral reflectance properties of the ferric oxide minerals such as hematite and goethite, as defined by Hunt (1980). The nap shows anomalous areas of limonitic miaterials that might be associated with mineralization. 

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary map showing limonitic areas in the Silver City 1 degree by 2 degrees Quadrangle, Arizona and New Mexico
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1183
Chapter:
Q
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
37.98 x 22.65 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona, New Mexico
City:
Silver City
Scale:
250000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N