Projects: DataBase Management
- URANIUM LIBRARY and NURE DATA
- (National Uranium Resource Evaluation) data base (geochemistry of stream sediments in NM, geochemistry of water samples, radiometric data, magnetic data). NURE information
MEXICO MINES DATABASE
A computerized inventory on existing abandoned, inactive, and active mines and mills throughout New Mexico has been established at the Bureau. This database, not yet completed for the entire state, includes uranium, metallic, and industrial minerals mines and mills; coal mines are included in the National Coal Resource Data System (NCRDS) at the Bureau. Information such as location, production, reserves, geology, development, ownership, type of deposit, geochemistry, and sources of other information are included. Field examination of many sites has occurred over the last 20 years to provide more accurate inventory data. Geochemical data from various mines is being entered into a separate database. Production data for gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, vanadium, potash, manganese, barite, fluorite, and other commodities (excluding coal, oil, and gas) are also available for many districts as well as year by year statistics for the state as a separate database. A bibliography of references on metallic and industrial minerals in New Mexico also is being maintained.
- GEOCHEMISTRY OF MINING
DISTRICTS IN NEW MEXICO
A computerized inventory on geochemical data of mining districts in New Mexico. This database, not yet completed for the entire state, includes multi-element chemical data of mineral deposits obtained from NMBGMR, USGS, USBM, and other selected sources. These data provide metal associations for the mining districts in the state and will be useful in environmental studies.
- COLLECTION AND CATALOG
OF ROCKS AND ORES FROM NEW MEXICO MINING DISTRICTS
A collection of rocks (altered and fresh), mineralized samples, and ore samples from mining districts throughout New Mexico is archived for the purposes of future scientific study and display. These specimens are typically not museum quality, but are more representative of the specific district. Many of the mines represented are now inaccessible.
- PRODUCTION STATISTICS
A computerized database of production statistics for gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, vanadium, potash, manganese, barite, fluorite, and other commodities (excluding coal, oil, and gas) is compiled by year, mining district, and state for metals, uranium, and non-metals.