New Mexico Mines Database

The data presented here are from the New Mexico Mines Database. The purpose of the New Mexico Mines Database is to provide data on districts, mines, mineral occurrences, deposits, and mills in New Mexico to federal, state, and local agencies, public organizations, private industry, and individual citizens to make informed decisions about resource development and management, water supplies, land use, environmental impacts, natural hazard assessment, and waste disposal. The available data includes location, production, reserves, geologic, geochemical, historical and recent photographs, resource potential, mining, ownership, and other data. More information is at https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/publications/openfile/details.cfml?Volume=461.

The available data for this database is from a variety of published and unpublished reports (including theses and dissertations) and miscellaneous unpublished files in the NMBGMR mining archive. New information is continuously becoming available and is incorporated into the database regularly. Not all aggregate mines are included. The date of the spreadsheet is in paenthesis.

Some of this material is based upon work partially supported by the U.S. Geological Survey under Earth MRI contracts G19AP00098 and G20AS00008. The views and conslusions contained in this document are those of the author and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or polices of the U.S. Geological Survey. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Mines in New Mexico by County

Mines in New Mexico by Mining District

Catron and Sierra Counties

Colfax County

Eddy and Lea Counties

Dona Ana County

Luna County

Socorro (and Sierra) Counties

Mines in New Mexico by Commodity

Updated September 20, 2021

Virginia T. McLemore