New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

Sol 3188 - January 11, 2013

We completed the bump and may have the target in the work volume....we think.

But we can't be sure until we do a big MI mosaic of this location. So we are doing that this weekend.

It will be a nice mosaic and we will use it tactically on Monday to determie if we have a good location for RAT brushing and APXS.

Here is my latest map of the rover position with respect to overhead projections of the Navcams.

Pancam looking down on the target "Ortiz" that we are analyzing on this outcrop. Note all the small veins

Below is a view of the Ortiz Mountains, New Mexico, located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, which is the source of our naming theme here on this outcrop.

The Ortiz Muntains are a mid-Cenozoic monzonite intrusion complex that was heavily mineralized.

The Ortiz Mountains were the  site of some of the earliest gold mining operations in the U.S.,  including the first large gold rush in the western U.S.

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