The Contention Mine is a gold mine located in Colfax county, New Mexico at an elevation of 9,603 feet.
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Name: Contention Mine
State: New Mexico
Elevation: 9,603 Feet (2,927 Meters)
Lat, Long: 36.5083, -105.10420
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Contention Mine MRDS details
Primary: Contention Mine
State: New Mexico
Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Raton Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): USGS TOPO MAP 1955
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN W 1910 USGS PP68 P108
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