Virginia T. McLemore
Projects: REE and Critical Minerals in New Mexico

REE and Critical Minerals in NM (Partially funded by USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) grant)

Rare earth elements (REE) resources in New Mexico

Significance of this project: Although NM does not have any economic deposits of REE at this time, the REE deposits in NM are geologically and mineralogically interesting

Earth MRI databases REE and Critical Minerals

This material is based upon work partially supported by the U.S. Geological Survey under Earth MRI contracts G19AP00098 and G20AS00008. The views and conslusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or polices of the U.S. Geological Survey. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.

REE in Episyenites in NM

Significance of the project: Cambrian-Ordovician carbonatites and alkaline rocks intruded the Proterozoic rocks in parts of New Mexico

Carbonatites in New Mexico

Significance of this project: Carbonatites are found as dikes and are not directly related to a carbonatite pluton or alkaline rocks (unless burried)

Cretaceous beach-placer sandstone deposits

Significance of this project: REE placer deposits are found throughout geologic history, not just recent times, but their economic potential remains unproven

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

Other papers and reports

REE districts in New Mexico

Other general references

Updated September 20, 2021

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