Palma Group

Past Producer in Sierra county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Manganese, Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097806
MRDS ID D007225
Record type Site
Current site name Palma Group
Related records 10151201

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -107.52699, 32.92511 (WGS84)
Elevation 1615
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 22 MILES S 48 W 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 016S 007W 11 SE New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED ABOUT 1 MILE SOUTH OF STATE ROUTE 180 ON THE EAST SIDE OF READY PAY GULCH.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Manganese Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Pyrolusite Ore
Wad Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Lake Valley
    Rock description Lake Valley
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -107.52699, 32.92511

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Copper Flat Monzonite Porphyry Is Located About 3 Miles North Of The Deposit.

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike DUE EAST TO N 20 E
    Dip 50 NORTH TO VERTICAL
    Thickness 2.44M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault-Fracture Structural Control

Comments on the geologic information

  • FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGY SEE HILLSBORO DISTRICT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1885
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1885
Year of last production 1954

Mining district

District name Hillsboro District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Paul Benavides
    Home office Hillsboro, N.M.
    First year 1960

Comments on the production information

  • CLAIMS COVERING THE DEPOSIT WERE LOCATED IN THE LATE 1880'S AND SOME MANGANIFEROUS GOLD-SILVER ORE WAS PRODUCED AT THAT TIME. IN 1953 AND 1954 41 LONG TONS OF HAND-SORTED ORE AVERAGING 20.6% MN WAS PRODUCED.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 30.48M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1961 CONSISTED OF 3 OPEN CUTS UP TO 40 FT. LONG, A FEW PITS AND SOME INACCESSIBLE UNDERGROUND WORKINGS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D007225

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    FARNHAM, L.L., 1961 USBM IC-8030, P. 94-95

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

  • Production

    FARNHAM, L.L., 1961 P. 94

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE DEPOSIT OCCURS AS NARROW STRANDS AND IRREGULAR MASSES, AT THE INTERSECTION AND, ALONG 2 FRACTURES. 1 FRACTURE STRIKES ALMOST DUE EAST AND DIPS 50 NORTH, THE OTHER FRACTURE STRIKES N 20 E AND IS NEARLY VERTICAL. THE BETTER ORE RANGES FROM 2 FT. TO 4 FT. THICK WITH LOCAL SWELLS OF LOW-GRADE ORE UP TO 8 FT. THICK. 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS.
Deposit Discovery Year: 1880'S

Reporter information

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