Chloride, New Mexico
Chloride is an unincorporated community in Sierra County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. 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. Winston is about two miles to the east.
Chloride had its start in 1881 as a mining community when chlorargyrite (silver chloride) ore was discovered along the streambanks. A post office was established at Chloride in 1881, and remained in operation until 1956.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chloride, New Mexico
- Winston, New Mexico, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1965 (1986 rev.)
- Harris, Linda G. (2003). Ghost Towns Alive: Trips to New Mexico's Past. UNM Press. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-8263-2908-0.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chloride Post Office (historical)