Such beds, locally known as " alkali flats," are especially numerous in Valencia, Socorro, Dona Ana and Otero counties, and a number of them furnish all the salt needed by the cattle ranges in their vicinity.
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The principal forest areas are upon the southern end of the San Juan Range, upon the Sangre de Cristo Range and in Socorro county, W.
In 1900 the manufactures of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Socorro were valued at 39.4% of the total value of New Mexico's products.
The leading goldand silver-producing counties are Socorro, Grant, Sierra and Dona Ana.
Most of the zinc comes from Socorro county, where the mines of the Magdalena District in 1908 yielded 93% of the entire product.
From El Paso; a Normal School at Silver City (pop. 1900, 2735; county-seat of Grant county); a Normal University at Las Vegas; a School of Mines (at Socorro; pop. 1900, 1512; county-seat of Socorro county), which was founded in 1889, was organized and opened in 1895 when it received from Congress 50,000 acres of land, has in its library the private library of John W.
Powell, formerly director of the U.S. Geological Survey, and owns the Torrance Mine at the foot of Socorro Mountain, 2 m.