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Laughlin Peak Prospects

The Laughlin Peak Prospects is a ree, niobium (columbium), and thorium mine located in Colfax county, New Mexico at an elevation of 7,300 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Laughlin Peak Prospects  

State:  New Mexico

County:  Colfax

Elevation: 7,300 Feet (2,225 Meters)

Commodity: REE, Niobium (Columbium), Thorium

Lat, Long: 36.58889, -104.23333

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Laughlin Peak Prospects MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Laughlin Peak Prospects


Commodity

Primary: REE
Primary: Niobium (Columbium)
Primary: Thorium
Tertiary: Strontium
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

State: New Mexico
County: Colfax
District: Laughlin Peak And Chico Hills Area


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Rey And Reynolds Drilling Co.
Home Office: Abilene, Tx.
Years: 1950 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1954
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Raton Section


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: IRREGULAR VEINS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Phonolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Phonolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Svanbergite
Ore: Allanite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Kaolinite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Anhydrite
Unknown: Barite


Comments

Comment (Location): GEODETIC AND UTM LOCATION IS FOR THE CENTER OF SECTION 12.

Comment (Deposit): MAIN VEIN RANGES FROM 2 FT. TO 4 FT. IN THICKNESS.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF SEVERAL SHALLOW SURFACE PITS.


References

Reference (Deposit): TSCHANZ, C.M., 1958 USGS TRACE ELEMENTS INV. REPORT 230, 4 PAGES

Reference (Deposit): NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): PARKER, R.L., 1963 USGS MINERAL INV. RESOURCES MAP MR-36

Reference (Deposit): OLSON, J.C., AND ADAM, J.W., 1962 USGS MINERAL INV. RESOURCES MAP MR-28

Reference (Deposit): PARKER, R.L., 1965 NMBMMR BULL 87, P. 290-294

Reference (Deposit): WOOD, G.H., JR., NORTHROP, S.A., AND GRIGGS, R.L., 1953 USGS OIL AND GAS INV. MAP OM-141


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