New Mexico Mining Towns

New Mexico mining towns

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New Mexico Mining Towns

Distribution of New Mexico Mining Towns

Although New Mexico has had the lowest historical gold production among the western states, it has still had a long and varied mining history. The state has had significant mining of many resources - silver, copper, gold, coal, and is the largest uranium producer in the United States. Copper mining is still a major industry in New Mexico.

Most of the historical mining towns, with a few exceptions, are located in the southwest corner of the state.