Bulletin - United States Geological Survey Volume 617-619

Bulletin - United States Geological Survey Volume 617-619

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...obtained by several of the earlier settlers, and many of them have sunk wells and established pumping plants with satisfactory prospects for successful irrigation. The main source of supply is the widespread underflow fed by the scanty rainfall and also by Mimbres River, a mountain stream which normally passes underground near the northwest corner of the county. This water has been accumulating for a long time and now saturates the gravel and sand deposits underlying most parts of the bolsons. Unfortunately the entire area is not underlain by these water-bearing deposits, and in places the water is too deep or too scanty in amount to be utilized. Therefore one of the principal purposes of the investigation was to determine the extent of the area underlain by water-bearing deposits, the depth to these deposits, and the amount of water available. The mountains rising out of the bolsons of Luna County exhibit a great variety of sedimentary and igneous rocks, in places containing mineral deposits that have been worked to some extent. Except in some notable bonanza "finds," however, these deposits have not proved very profitable. 11 TOPOGRAPHY. MOUNTAINS AND RIDGES. A large part of Luna County consists of a desert plain, or bolson, mostly from 4,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level and having a general Figore 1.--Map of southwestern New Mexico and adjoining region, showing location of Luna County. up grade to the west. Rising from the bolsons at intervals are narrow rocky ridges ranging in length from 2 to 20 miles and in height J. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST THROUGH THE PASS ACROSS COOKS RANGE ON OLD BUTTERFIELD ROAD. Tre knobs are igneous masses in the agglomerate. The man stands on the grave of party of immigrants massacred by Apaches. A....show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851560
  • 9781236851567