Status: Active Town
Date Settled: 1869
Current Population: 300
Peak Population: ~2,500
Elevation: 6,020 Feet (1,835 meters)
Primary Mineral: Coal
State: New Mexico
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Madrid was founded in 1869 near the site of sporadic gold prospects. It wasn't until the 1890's, when the rich coal beds in the area began to be mined on a large scale, that Madrid became a company coal town and a regional mining center with several thousand inhabitants. Today Madrid is a popular artists colony and tourist destination.
A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
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