Harding Mine (Harding pegmatite), Picuris District, Taos Co., New Mexico, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 11' 36'' North , 105° 47' 41'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||36.19333,-105.79472|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
A Be-Li mine in pegmatite located in the S½ sec. 29, T.23N., R.11E., in the western part of the Picuris Range, about 20 miles SW of Taos.
Mineralization is a tabular, zoned pegmatite dike in schist and quartzite.
Workings include a large open cut and underground workings.
65 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Vadito Group
Description: Pelitic schist, quartz-muscovite schist, immature quartzite, and subordinate amphibolite; includes parts of Vadito Group in northern New Mexico, immature metasedimentary rocks of central New Mexico, and Bullard Peak Series mixed supracrustal rocks in Burro Mountains.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
1600 - 1800 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Ortega Group
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.