High Mg Dolomite (Florida Mountains)

Region West, Southwest
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Critical minerals
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area Ordovician Upham Dolomite, Silurian Fusselman Formation units included in focus area.
Identified resources None.
Production None.
Status American Magnesium Co. is applying for permits.
Estimated resources Unknown.
Geologic maps New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (2003), scale 1:500,000.
Geophysical data Inadequate aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Favorable rocks and structures High-magnesium dolomite.
Deposits Foothills Dolomite in the Florida Mountains.
Evidence from mineral occurrences New Mexico Mines Database (McLemore and others, 2005).
Geochemical evidence See Kottlowski (1957).
Geophysical evidence None.
Evidence from other sources New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division permit documents (http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/MMD/MARP/LU035MN.html).
Cover thickness and description At the surface.
Authors Virginia T. McLemore.
New data needs Mapping, chemistry.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs Detailed mapping with chemical analyses.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs None requested at this time.
Digital elevation data needs Lidar complete over northern and western parts of the focus area; incomplete over southeastern portion.