Earth and Planetary Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

Fall 10-28-1957


The Lone Star deposit is located in La Bajada Canyon in western Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The exposed sedimentary rocks of the area range in age from the Cretaceous to recent. Four unconformities are present which are the result of erosional levels established during the Tertiary. The host rock of the deposit is the Cieneguilla liburgite formation. The Cieneguilla consists mainly of thin embedded limburgite flows and conglomerate of Miocene age. The Lone Star deposit lies in this conglomerate at a depth of approximately 150 feet from the top of the Cieneguilla.

Degree Name

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Level of Degree


Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

Abraham Rosenzweig

Second Committee Member

Roger Yates Anderson

Third Committee Member

J. Paul Fitzsimmons




Lone Star Deposit, Cieneguilla Formation, Bajada Canyon, Pyrite, Marcasite, Chalcopyrite, Colusite, Bornite

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