Caballo Mountains

Alkalic igneous rare earth element deposit in New Mexico, United States

Geographic location

CountryUnited States
State or provinceNew Mexico
Geographic location:-100.283333, 32.533333
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Location references

  • Woolley, A.R., 1987, Alkaline rocks and carbonatites of the world; Part 1, North and South America: London, United Kingdom, British Museum of Natural History, 216 p.

Geologic characteristics

Deposit typeAlkalic igneous
REE mineralsbastnäsite
Ore mineralsthorite
Gangue mineralsmicrocline
Host rock typesquartz monzonite

Nearby scientific information

Geologic map unit-100.28333333333, 32.533333333333
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Economic information



Potassic dikes with postulated alkaline body at depth.

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