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Open-file Report - 462
Construction aggregate on New Mexico State Trust Lands

James Barker, Maureen Wilks, Glen Jones, Adam Read, Karl Frisch, Judy Vaiza, Lynne Hemenway, Terry Gonzales, Donn Schwatzenberg, Larry Kehow, Jami Bailey, and Natalie Runyon

Version: 5
(last revised: 8-September-2006)

This report and deliverable are the result of part of the research related to a $50,000 appropriation by the legislature to the Commissioner of Public Lands (Commissioner) in the contractual services category. These funds were earmarked for the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (Bureau) of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM Tech). The intent is to make a valid, accurate mineral inventory and assessment of state trust lands in all counties and to foster cooperation between the Bureau and the Commissioner. A portion of the funds totaling $15,000 was spent on an inventory of known construction aggregate resources on state trust lands administered by the State Land Office (SLO) under the Commissioner. Construction aggregate, which includes sand, gravel, and crushed stone, will hereafter be called aggregate. Information from adjoining non-trust lands is included in the study to yield a more accurate assessment of aggregate on state trust lands while benefiting all landowners. Many of the documents included in this study were scanned into a digital format; other data reside in database files. The scanning process used advanced and proprietary techniques to quickly and economically convert text/graphics to digital Portable Document File (PDF) format. Converting these documents to digital format widened availability of these hard-to-find but still very useful publications. These digital maps and data are very useful in the field when used with a laptop computer and GPS receiver (global positioning system).

This report consists of three parts, each was intended to run from a CD-ROM. The entire report could also be run from a DVD-ROM or directly from a larger storage device.

Disk A: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data concerning Aggregate resources in New Mexico.

Disk B: Scanned NM State Highway Department Folios of construction aggregate resources from the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Disk C: GIS data and maps of the Surficial Geology of New Mexico.

Only PDF and readme files are shown below. The zipped archives for Disks A and C contain GIS data. The zipped archive for disk B contains a user interface and search functionality.

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File Name Size Last Modified
OFR-462_Overview.pdf 55 KB 01/28/2021 04:58:36 PM 947.83 MB 01/29/2021 08:29:02 AM
readme-DVD-ROM.txt 1 KB 01/29/2021 08:25:05 AM
disk A-GIS data: 155.91 MB 01/29/2021 08:46:59 AM
readme.txt 4 KB 09/08/2006 01:27:46 PM
disk B-NMHD Folios: 388.84 MB 01/29/2021 10:34:29 AM
readme.pdf 14 KB 01/29/2021 08:39:15 AM
readme.txt 1 KB 09/08/2006 02:19:47 PM
District 1.pdf 51.27 MB 01/29/2021 10:28:05 AM
District 2.pdf 66.45 MB 01/29/2021 10:28:18 AM
District 3.pdf 30.13 MB 01/29/2021 10:28:26 AM
District 4.pdf 46.12 MB 01/29/2021 10:28:35 AM
District 5.pdf 54.38 MB 01/29/2021 10:28:44 AM
I-25.pdf 54.75 MB 01/29/2021 10:28:59 AM
I-40.pdf 27.63 MB 01/29/2021 10:29:14 AM
Quadrangle_Maps.pdf 59.39 MB 01/29/2021 10:29:34 AM
disk C-Surficial Geology: 398.95 MB 01/29/2021 10:35:14 AM
readme.txt 2 KB 09/08/2006 02:29:45 PM
Surficial Geology Explanation.pdf 358 KB 01/29/2021 10:30:00 AM
Surficial_Geology_key.pdf 475 KB 01/29/2021 10:30:17 AM
Surficial_NM_Geology-300dpi.pdf 58.85 MB 01/29/2021 10:30:50 AM
Surficial_NM_Geology.pdf 190.39 MB 01/29/2021 10:30:59 AM

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