Mineral Deposits of New Mexico

Virginia T. McLemore

Spring 2021

Schedule

Lectures

1Introduction

2NewMexicoMineralDeposits

3Precambrian

4Cambrian

5Paleozoic

6Uranium

7sampling

8Laramide

9Volcanic epithermal deposits

10Great Plains Margin

11Beach placer sandstones

12Rio Grande Rift

12aSustainable Development

13Placer deposits

14Final

Exams

Midterm Due March 21, 2021

Final Due May 4, 2021

Field Trip Notes

Lemitar fieldtrip handout

Winston fieldtrip handout

Videos

Status of critical minerals in New Mexico (AEMA20)

Gold panning (video)

Sampling and monitoring

Sustainable development

Papers

GSN paper REE-Bearing Cambrian-Ordovician Episyenites and Carbonatites in Southern and Central New Mexico, USA

Rare Earth Elements (REE) Deposits Associated with Great Plain Margin Deposits (Alkaline-Related), Southwestern United States and Eastern Mexico Resources

USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries 2021

April 26, 2021