New Mexico Art Tells its History

Mining the Land

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, there are an estimated 3,000 abandoned mine land sites in the state of New Mexico. Not only do these sites pose the sometimes obvious danger of open deep wells, but there is also the concern of toxic chemicals being leached into the land. It is estimated that 1,100 abandoned mine lands are located on the Navajo reservation.


Related Art

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Effects of Nuclear WeaponsGold Miner at End of a Day's Work - Mogollon, NMHobbs, NM - LeeThe Miner - AdamsMining and Stagecoaching, 1846-1912 (Map)Mineral Mining (map)Cow Pie/Yellow Cake

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