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NMSU scientists take inventory of desert monument


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Scientists and geographers from New Mexico State University are helping to locate and record natural and cultural resources on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.

The university says the work is funded through a five-year grant from the Bureau of Land Management.

The information will be used to better manage resources across the monument and to create a database accessible to the public.

The geologists on the team are interested in the area's volcanic formations. They say the Potrillo volcanic field was last active between about 1 million and 14,000...

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