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White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

David V. LeMone
David V. LeMone
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas 79968
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January 01, 1987


White Sands National Monument is located in west-central Otero and east-central Dona Ana Counties in south-central New Mexico (Fig. 1). It is within and bounded by the White Sands Missile Range. The monument has a visitor’s center with the usual facilities. It is open year-round with the single exception of Christmas Day. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) are from 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. Winter hours are from 8:30 A.M. to sunset. Periodic trips to Lake Lucero led by monument personnel are planned for every other month. These trips are subject to change depending on weather conditions and the firing schedule at White Sands Missile Range. Information concerning these special trips may be obtained by phoning (505) 437-1058.

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DNAG, Centennial Field Guides

Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America

Stanley S. Beus
Stanley S. Beus
Department of Geology Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
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Geological Society of America
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January 01, 1987




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