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Open-file Report - 572
Inactive coal mines and georeferenced maps, Raton Basin, Colfax County, New Mexico

Gretchen K. Hoffman



The Raton Basin is a geologic structural basin covering parts of southeast Colorado and northeast New Mexico (Fig. 1). The basin has been a source of coal and more recently coalbed methane in both Colorado and New Mexico for about 150 years. The coal-bearing areas in New Mexico are referred to as the Raton coal field with several districts defined by Pillmore (1991). This report on the inactive coal mines in the Raton Basin of northeast New Mexico combines all the known mine maps, coal mine reports, and coal mine photographs in the New Mexico Bureau of Geology’s collection. The ArcMap project presents the mine maps, mine locations and associated data in a geographical form.

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