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New Mexico Mines and Minerals; World's Fair Ed., 1904. Being an Epitome of the Early Mining History and Resources of New Mexican Mines, in the Various (Paperback) Loot Price: R441 Discovery Miles 4 410
New Mexico Mines and Minerals; World's Fair Ed., 1904. Being an Epitome of the Early Mining History and Resources of New...
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New Mexico Mines and Minerals; World's Fair Ed., 1904. Being an Epitome of the Early Mining History and Resources of New Mexican Mines, in the Various (Paperback)

Fayette Alexander Jones; Created by General Books

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XV. MINING DISTRICT OF THE SIERRA OSCURA AND SAN ANDREAS RANGES. Since these two mountain ranges are more or less mineralized throughout their whole extent and the occurrence of their ores appear closely related genetically and in their physical constitution, it would seem proper to group and discuss the various mining districts and camps under one general heading. The Sierra Oscura and San Andreas ranges are very similar in appearance to the Sandia mountains, which lie immediately east of Albuquerque. They are vast tilted blocks and bear in their facial expressions, along their bold escarpments, evidence of a most profound fault; the throw being nearly one mile perpendicularly. This fault line seems to have passed through the little Burro Gap which marks the dividing point between the two ranges; for in the Sierra Oscura range lying to the north its scarp faces the plains of the Jornada del Muerto, while to the south, the San Andreas present a similar appearance fronting the east, with its precipitous face looking down on the mysterious plains of the "white sands." The ores found in these ranges of mountains are iron, copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, mica and nuorite. All of the mining districts lying in the Oscuras are frequently alluded to as the Oscura district. For convenience we will begin at the north end of the Sierra Oscu ra range and proceed south and to the San Andreas range taking the various districts and camps in their respective order. Jones District. This district lies in the north end of the Sierra Oscura in Socorro county and was established in 1902. P. C. Bell, an old time prospector and Fred Schmidt, who is a rancher on the Jornada plains southeast of Hansonburg, were the principalfounders. The name was given, in honor of P. A. Jones,...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2013
First published: April 2013
Authors: Fayette Alexander Jones
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26331-3
Barcode: 9780217263313
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LSN: 0-217-26331-3

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