Chloride, New Mexico


Chloride is an unincorporated community in Sierra County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico.[1] The community is located at the confluence of Chloride Creek with Mineral Creek. Most of the old mine workings are to the west, along Chloride Creek.[2] Winston is approximately two miles to the east.[2]


Chloride had its start in 1881 as a mining community when chlorargyrite (silver chloride) ore was discovered along the streambanks.[3] A post office was established at Chloride in 1881, and remained in operation until 1956.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chloride, New Mexico
  2. ^ a b Winston, New Mexico, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1965 (1986 rev.)
  3. ^ Harris, Linda G. (2003). Ghost Towns Alive: Trips to New Mexico's Past. UNM Press. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-8263-2908-0.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chloride Post Office (historical)

External linksEdit

  • Chloride on the Sierra County Tourism website
  • Pioneer Store Museum website

Coordinates: 33°20′19″N 107°40′40″W / 33.33861°N 107.67778°W / 33.33861; -107.67778