The New Mexico Mining Heritage expands on the 79 entries in the New Mexico chapter of A Guidebook to Mining in America, adding 239 new entries and 18 new text inserts. These add up to 318 entries and 22 text inserts on 164 pages. 118 photographs, and 25 maps, illustrate the entries.
Entries feature mining museums, museums with mining exhibits, museum mines, tourist mines, viewable and visitable working mines, preserved ghost mining towns, mining monuments, and mining-related sites. Sites and topics of exhibits include mining, mining equipment, stone quarrying, mining by Native Americans, ore mills, metal refineries, lime kilns, charcoal kilns, coke ovens, saltworks, petroleum production, pipelines, and ore/coal /petroleum hauling railroads. Mining-related sites include mine superintendents’ offices & homes, assay offices, mining schools, forts built to protect miners, and cultural institutions financed by mining profits.
22 text inserts connect related entries and provide more in-depth information on Ambrosia Lake Uranium District, Capitalization of Mine Names, Carlsbad Potash Mines, El Paso & Northeastern Railroad, George Hearst, Great Diamond Hoax, Juan de Oņate, Maxwell Land Grant, Native American Mining in New Mexico, New Mexico Coal, New Mexico Copper, New Mexico Gold, New Mexico Iron, New Mexico Lead, New Mexico Petroleum, New Mexico Silver, New Mexico Uranium, New Mexico Zinc, Southwestern Railroad, Spanish/Mexican Mining in New Mexico, Stephen B. Elkins, Who Were the Spanish Era Miners?
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