Land Use Data for Latitude 34.75 Longitude -107.75

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


El Malpais National Monument

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Grasslands - Extensive pastoralism
Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Urban land
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism





Growing Period (days)

30 to 59

Soil Types

Kastanozems (Dark brown soils rich in organic matter)
Regosols (Other)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 1500-2500 m, slope > 2%
Mountain > 2500

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

0 to 2
2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

5 to 10

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
(Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Acomita Pit (Surface)Limestone, Dimension
Balo DepositUranium
Limestone Quarry (Surface)Limestone, Dimension
Mack ProspectFluorine-Fluorite
Materials Pit (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Materials Pit 57-76-F (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Materials Pit 79-13-S (Surface)Sand and Gravel, Construction
Prospector Deposit 1966Fluorine-Fluorite
Quelites Mineral Springs (Well)Geothermal
Twenty - One and Twenty - Seven Fluorspar MinesFluorine-Fluorite, Quartz, Calcium
Twenty-One & Twenty-SevenFluorine-Fluorite
Twenty-Seven Mine (Underground)Fluorine-Fluorite

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.