SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has created a database of uranium mines around the state, including those that are inactive and have been abandoned, state officials announced Monday.
The database was put together by the state Mining and Minerals Division as a way to give people quick access to information from a variety of sources.
Division Director Jerry Schoeppner said it was a monumental task to bring together the full scope of legacy mining in New Mexico.
With thousands of abandoned mines in the state, the dashboard allows people to search by address, by current location or by selecting points on the map to learn more about a given area.
The dashboard shows that the reclamation status of half the mines in the database is classified as unknown, while reclamation at about one-third of the mines has been completed.