Parker Deposit

Past Producer in Sierra county in New Mexico, United States with commodity Fluorine-Fluorite

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10011734
MRDS ID D006841
Record type Site
Current site name Parker Deposit
Related records 10248165

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -107.15615, 32.98622 (WGS84)
Elevation 1646
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 11 MILES S30E OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Sierra

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 015S 003W 21 SW OF SE New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • DEPOSIT IS LOCATED A FEW MILES EAST OF THE MAIN CABALLO MOUNTAINS RANGE ON LONE MTN, ABOUT A FEW HUNDRED YARDS N78E OF THE MICROWAVE RELAY STATION.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Fluorine-Fluorite Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Fluorite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Gypsum Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name San Andres Formation;Yeso Formation
    Rock description San Andres Formation;Yeso Formation
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -107.15615, 32.98622

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Lone Mtn Is A Small Tilted Fault Block Within An Area Of Gently Folded Beds. The Block Dips About 30 Sw And The Folds Plunge East And Southeast.

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture-Fissure Structural Control.

Comments on the geologic information

  • FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGY SEE SIERRA CABALLOS DISTRICT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1918
Year of last production 1919

Mining district

District name Sierra Caballos District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner L. W . Parker
    First year 1919
  • Type Owner
    Owner Paul Larsh
    First year 1928

Comments on the production information

  • REPORTED 480 TONS OF FLUORSPAR PRODUCTION IN 1918-1919 UNDER THE NAME OF L.W. PARKER.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Area 0.001HA
    Overall depth 1.83M
    Overall length 12.19M
    Overall width 1.22M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1966 CONSISTED OF ONE TRENCH.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D006841

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    JOHNSON, W.D., 1928 NMBMMR BULL 4, P.42

  • Deposit

    KELLEY, V.C. AND SILVER, C., 1952 UNIV OF N.M. PUB NO 4, P. 198-218

  • Deposit

    WILLIAMS, F.E., 1966 USBM IC-8307, P. 118

  • Production

    F.E. WILLIAMS, 1966 P. 118

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-81 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources