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Groundhog Mine, Vanadium, Central District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 46' 0'' North , 108° 6' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.7666666667, -108.105555556

Primarily a copper and lead mine (with secondary silver and gold production) located in sec. 5, T. 18 S., R. 12 W. about three 3/4 mile southeast of Vanadium post office and about 2 miles southwest of Santa Rita (Lasky, 1930).

The mine contains a large and well-exposed Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag skarn deposit. The skarn is formed in Carboniferous limestones spatially associated with a nearly vertical swarm of Early Tertiary granodiorite porphyry dikes (Meinert, 1987).

The mine has been operated since about 1900.

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Lasky, S. G., (1930) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Ground Hog Mine, Central District, Grant County, New Mexico. NMBMGMR Circular 2

Meinert, Lawrence, (1987), Skarn zonation and fluid evolution in the Groundhog Mine, Central mining district, New Mexico, Econ. Geology, 82.3.523-535.

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