— December 5, 2019
New Mexico Bureau of Geology Principal Senior Economic Geologist Dr. Virginia McLemore presented December 4th at the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada. Her talk “The Status of the Mining Industry in New Mexico, 2019” discussed historic mining in New Mexico and possible future exploratin for minerals such as copper and gold, rare earth elements (REEs), and critical minerals, like beryllium and lithium. The full abstract is available in the abstract book posted on the AEMA website. To learn more about mineral resources in New Mexico, visit the Bureau’s webpage Mineral Resources of New Mexico.