Gold Hill mine

occurrence of asbestos in Hidalgo county, NM

Geologic information

Name of siteGold Hill mine
Developmentoccurrence
StateNM
CountyHidalgo
Geographic location:-108.4519, 31.8211
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Fibrous mineraltremolite asbestos
Associated mineralsquartz
chlorite
muscovite
calcite
pyrite
hematite
chalcopyrite
sphalerite
galena
tetradymite
gold
arsenopyrite
tourmaline
copper and bismuth carbonates
Host rock typessyenite dike
Geologic map unit-108.4519, 31.8211
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Reference information

Lasky, S.G., 1947, Geology and ore deposits of the Little Hatchet Mountains, Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 208, 101 p., 27 plates.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp208]
Northrop, S.A., 1959, Minerals of New Mexico [Revised Edition]: Albuquerque, N. Mex., University of New Mexico Press, 665 p.