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Privacy Policy

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has a firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect any personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, or telephone number) unless you voluntarily provide it.

All of our content is suitable for children, with sufficient interest, and some is intended specifically for K-12 teachers and children. We will be happy to respond to a one-time specific request for information via e-mail from children (in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998). Furthermore, We assume that any information provided to us for purchases made through our site is by adults, or is made with adult consent, because of the use of a credit card or personal check for payment.

Server Logs

Like virtually every website, we do automatically collect certain information in our server logs such as:

  • Domain, country, IP address
  • Browser, platform, resolution
  • Entrance-exit pages, referrals
  • Date, time
  • Search terms and search engines

We do generate statistics from our logs to help us better serve our visitors. However, no data specific to an individual access of our site will be shared with any third party unless legally required.


Some of our pages use cookies, which are very small files stored on your computer to record information about your site preferences. If you choose to disable cookies, our site will still work, but with some features disabled.

E-mail or web Forms

If you send us e-mail or submit a web form requesting information, we may forward your message to members of our staff who can better answer your questions. We do not compile lists of e-mail addresses from these requests for information.

Opting Out of Receiving Unsolicited Mail or E-mail

If you specifically request to be added to our mailing list, we will infrequently contact you regarding new publications or other topics that you might be interested in. Should you receive such mail from us that you don't want to receive in the future, we will provide an opt-out link to remove your name from our mailing list.