New Mexico Art Tells its History

Mining

From the turquoise mines in Cerrillos a thousand years ago, to the mining of uranium in Eunice in our own time, minerals have remained the state’s richest natural resource. New Mexico is one of the U.S. leaders in the output of uranium and potassium salts; petroleum, natural gas, coal, copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead, and molybdenum also contribute heavily to the state’s income.

Related Art

Click onto any thumbnail below and you will be redirected to a page where you will see a full image of the artwork and a short biography of the artist.

Yates Petroleum Company - PeckUntitled - JungstedtMogollon, NMThe Miner - AdamsHobbs, NM - LeeRuins of the Anthracite Breaker at the Old Mining Town of MadridScintillator Model IIIB - PrecisionWater - Chino Mine, Santa Rita, New Mexico - LogsdonOil Farm Non-Oil Farm Hobbs BeaconCow Pie/Yellow Cake; Uranium Mine Homestake Mining Company

Acknowledgements | About the Museum of Art | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | ©2010 New Mexico Museum of Art