Iron Mountain No. 2 District, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 28' 11'' North , 107° 38' 13'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.46972,-107.63694|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Contact skarns with tungsten and beryllium mineralization in magnetite rich rocks. A north south basin and range type range, 3.5 miles long, 1-3000 feet wide and 3-700 feet above the surrounding valleys.
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298.9 - 323.2 Ma
Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Madera Group
Description: In Manzano Mountains includes Wild Cow Formation and Los Moyos Limestone; in Lucero Mesa includes Red Tanks, Atrasado, Gray Mesa Formations; in Sacramento Mountains includes the non-Madera Holder, Beeman and Gobbler Formations. May include strata lumped as Magdalena Group in a few areas.
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.