MMD uses a Geographic Information System (GIS) to locate and track its mining activities in the state. This is a computer system that can capture, store, analyze and display geographically referenced (location) information. The power of this system is its ability to draw conclusions about relationships between data that have a spatial component. GIS provides a method of displaying accurate mapping and database information to the staff and public.
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Coal Mines in New Mexico

This application displays information about New Mexico coal mines. We include general data about coal mines, coal fields and districts, geology and soils.

Mine Registrations and Permits - MMD Online (searchable database)

Visit MMD Online for a new search tool for New Mexico's mines. Enter your own search parameters and export the results (that includes up to 30 fields of helpful information including latitude/longitude) to an Excel spreadsheet or to or to KML (Keyhole Markup Language) to display geographic data in an Earth browser. This is real time information linked to the latest MMD database content. By statute (69-26-20 NMSA), some information is not made  public. You can export state-wide mine registrations (excludes abandoned mines): click on Reset, then Search, then Export All to Excel or to KML.  
Mine Registration / Permits Search

Map Gallery - Active Mines, Mills and Quarries by County (GeoPDF files)
MMD Active Mines Web Map
New Mexico Mines, Mills & Quarries GeoPDF Map Gallery
New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land Program Story Map Journal
Story Map Journal:  NM AMLP: Safeguard, Preserve & Reclaim
Story Map Journal full functionality is not guaranteed in any browser other than MS Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.
The mining operation information in the Mine Registrations portion of the search engine was collected under the authority of NMSA, 1978, Chapter 69, by the Mine Registration, Reporting and Safeguarding (MRRS) Program of the Mining and Minerals Division (MMD). It is the sole responsibility of mine operators to register any mine, mill, smelter, pit, quarry or other mining facility with MRRS prior to the start of operations; to notify MRRS of operational changes; and to accurately and periodically report data as required under the statute and attendant regulation. Information in this portion of MMD’s website is based on data that is reported to MMD by mine operators.  While MMD reviews the reported data for completeness and accuracy, anyone using this information should be aware that it does not originate with MMD.

Our web maps are interactive and technical in nature. A "High-Speed" internet connection is recommended. A dial-up connection may cause frustration in the speed of map delivery.


The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Mining and Minerals Division, shall not be liable for any damages that may be incurred in connection with any use of such data or information, which is provided for informational purposes only. Data is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and any liability for defects or errors that may be contained in such data or information is hereby specifically disclaimed.

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