MISSISSIPPIAN OUTCROPS AT LAKE VALLEY, SIERRA COUNTY, NM

Donald Kenney (donaldkenney@gmail.com)
Last Update: Fri Jun 24 17:18:40 2011



Introduction

New Mexico Paleozoic

The Site(s)

Mississippian age limestones and shales on East Side of NM27 near the ghost town of Lake Valley where a mineralized zone yielded large quantities of Silver in the 19th Century.

Geology

Formations (youngest first)

Maps


Stratigraphic Section

Paleontology

Rules and Access

Public Land? Don't mess with the ghost town.

Related Localities

-"Alamagordo","Otero","NM","E in Alamo Canyon in Sacramento Mountains","Mississippian","Lake Valley","Taonurus","NM0054","32.9300,-105.9500SCU","|",,, -"Alamagordo","Otero","NM","In bioherms in Sacramento Mountains. well preserved fossils","Mississippian","Lake Valley","crinoids,brachiopods,corals,nautiloids,rare trilobites","NM0055","32.9300,-105.9500SCU","|",,, -"Alamagordo","Otero","NM","well preserved fossils 1 km N from NMSU campus in Alamagordo","Mississippian","Lake Valley","invertebrates-brachiopods,crinoids","NM0048","32.9300,-105.9500SCU","|",,, -"Engle","Sierra","NM","E in San Andreas Mountains in red beds about 200m below massive red sandstone","Permian","Yeso","Bivalves-Pseudomontis","NM0297""http://books.google.com/books?id=svVskArvqRAC&pg=PA116&lpg=PA116&dq=abbott+pennsylvanian+fossils&source=web&ots=lOtHaJf56y&sig=NJ5TQEVUMG0nHqmfhmFd1_ZhOUg#PPA113,M1","33.1769,-107.0308MCU","|",,, -"Fort McRae","Sierra","NM""Cretaceous","Niobrara","Squamata-Tylosaurus","NM0260","CAUTION:Collecting vertebrate material in the US requires landowner or government permission""33.1911,-107.1439SCU","|", -"Hillsboro","Sierra","NM","2 km SE in Box Canyon","Devonian""brachiopods,corals","NM0261","32.9208,-107.5664MCU","|", -"Lake Valley","Sierra","NM","1.5 km N in Lake Valley Escarpment","Mississippian","Lake Valley","fossils(abundant)","NM0262""http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/tour/landmarks/lake_valley/home.html#fig1","36.0917,-108.1567MCU","|",,, -"Lake Valley","Sierra","NM","2 km N on E side of NM27 near top of Apache Hill","Mississippian","Lake Valley","brachiopods,bryozoa,echinoderms-crinoids(plates)(calices);corals,gastropods,bivalves,cephalopods,arthropoda-trilobites","http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/tour/landmarks/lake_valley/home.html#fig1""|",,, -"Lake Valley","Sierra","NM","In shaly limestones overlaying (East of) older formations. In NS trending exposure between town and the productive ore bodies","Mississippian","Lake Valley","fossils(abundant)","NM0303""http://www.aimehq.org/search/docs/Volume 039/039-21.pdf","36.0917,-108.1567MCU","|",,, -Lake Valley","Sierra","NM","Well preserved Mississippian fossils in limey siltstone E of the town","Mississippian","Lake Valley","?","NM0263","36.0917,-108.1567MCU","|",,, -"San Andreas Mountains","Sierra","NM","E of Engle District 200 meters above top of red sandstones","Permian","Yeso","bivalves - Pseudomonotis","NM0264""|",,,

References

Copyright, Licensing, and such

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