Hilltop mine

occurrence of asbestos in Dona Ana county, NM

Geologic information

Name of siteHilltop mine
Developmentoccurrence
StateNM
CountyDona Ana
Geographic location:-106.5575, 32.4575
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Fibrous mineralchrysotile asbestos, actinolite asbestos
Associated mineralsquartz
galena
pyrite
altaite
sphalerite
rickardite
Host rock typesdolomite
Geologic map unit-106.5575, 32.4575
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Reference information

Dunham, K.C., 1935, The geology of the Organ Mountains: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin No. 11, 272 p., 3 plates.
Northrop, S.A., 1959, Minerals of New Mexico [Revised Edition]: Albuquerque, N. Mex., University of New Mexico Press, 665 p.