Red Hill, New Mexico

Red Hill, New Mexico

Red Hill is a ghost town in Catron County, New Mexico, United States, west of Quemado. [(nd) [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nm/redhill.html Red Hill] . Retrieved 6/14/07.]

Red Hill volcanic field

Also known as the Quemado volcanic field, Red Hill is 24 kilometers east of the larger Springerville volcanic field and immediately south of the Zuni Salt Lake field. The area is comprised of scoria cone and silicic dome fields [(nd) [http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/sci_volcanoes.html Volcanoes of New Mexico] . New Mexico Natural History Museum. Retrieved 6/14/07.] [Wood and Kienle. (1990) "Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada." Cambridge University Press] The last eruption was 23,000 yrs B.P. [(nd) [http://users.bendnet.com/bjensen/volcano/us/newmexico-redhill.html Red Hill Volcanic Field] . Retrieved 6/14/07.]

Red Hill gold rumor

In 1836 a prospector named Adams staggered into the town of Piños Altos. With multiple arrow wounds and close to death, he told several people gathered around him that he had been prospecting of in the north. When they opened his knapsack they found a fortune in gold. His only marker to tell where the gold field was a red hill in the distance, where he described gold lying everywhere. Adams died before he could give more details, and the place he described has never been found. [Weiser, K. (2004) [http://www.legendsofamerica.com/HC-Treasures3.html The Red Hill Treasure] . Legends of America. Retrieved 6/14/07.]

References

External links

* [http://www.newmexicoet.com/NMET_Red_Hill_01.jpgModern photo] of Red Hill.


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