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Summary of the mineral- and energy-resource endowment, BLM Roswell Resource Area, east-central New Mexico.
Bartsch-Winkler S; Sutphin DM; Ball MM; Korzeb SL; Kness RS; Dutchover JT
Nonrenew Resour 1993 Dec; 2(4):262-283
In this summary of two comprehensive resource reports produced by the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, we discuss the mineral- and energy resource endowment of the 14-millon-acre Roswell Resource Area, New Mexico, managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Bureau and Survey reports result from separate studies that are compilations of published and unpublished data and integrate new findings on the geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineral, industrial, and energy commodities, and resources for the seven-county area. The reports have been used by the Bureau of Land Management in preparation of the Roswell Resource Area Resource Management Plan, and will have future use in nationwide mineral- and energy-resource inventories and assessments, as reference and training documents, and as public-information tools. In the Roswell Resource Area, many metals, industrial mineral commodities, and energy resources are being, or have been, produced or prospected. These include metals and high-technology materials, such as copper, gold, silver, thorium, uranium and/or vanadium, rare-earth element minerals, iron, manganese, tungsten, lead, zinc, and molybdenum; industrial mineral resources, including barite, limestone/dolomite, caliche, clay, fluorspar, gypsum, scoria, aggregate, and sand and gravel; and fuels and associated resources, such as oil, gas, tar sand and heavy oil, coal, and gases associated with hydrocarbons. Other commodities that have yet to be identified in economic concentrations include potash, halite, polyhalite, anhydrite, sulfur, feldspar, building stone and decorative rock, brines, various gases associated with oil and gas exploration, and carbon dioxide.
Mineral-deposits; Mineral-processing; Minerals; Metallic-minerals; Metallic-compounds; Metal-compounds; Rare-earth-metals; Geology; Geophysics; Author Keywords: Assessment; Guadalupe-Chaves; Lincoln; De Baca; Roosevelt; Curry; Quay
7440-57-5; 7440-22-4; 7440-29-1; 7440-61-1; 7440-50-8; 7440-62-2; 7439-89-6; 7439-96-5; 7440-33-7; 7439-92-1; 7440-66-6; 7439-98-7
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CO; VA; NM
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division