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Santa Ornament

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This cheerful Santa ornament will brighten any tree!

Gold mining in New Mexico was reported as early as 1828, but was undoubtedly done earlier by the Spanish and Indians. The gold deposits of New Mexico are generally distributed in a belt 50 to 100 miles wide extending from Hachita, Hidalgo County to Elizabethtown, Colfax County. These deposits are most commonly associated with intrusive rocks of Cretaceous or Tertiary age ranging in composition from quartz monzonite to granodiorite. Presently in New Mexico, gold is being produced as a by-product of copper mining in Grant county, by cyanide heap leaching at Mogollon in Catron County, also at Ortiz in Santa Fe County, and as lode gold mining in the Steeple Rock district, Grant County and at the bluebird mine in Santa Fe County.

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