Oscura Mine Maintenance Project

Project Overview

This was a small construction project to construct a bat gate with culvert at an abandoned coal mine adit.  The site is located along Highway 54 approximately 15 miles south of Carrizozo, NM.  There is no longer a road directly to the mine site so materials and tools will need to be hand-carried almost 1/3 of a mile.

Scope of Work

Figure 1: Site Location
Figure 2: Culvert with Bat Gate details


Site Overview   Oscura adit
view of inner mine entrance   Culvert with bat gate held in place with polyurethane foam


NOTE: Administrative and Technical questions and/or comments contact: Mike Tompson at 505.476.3430 or e-mail

Year Completed: 2013
Project Manager:
Mike Tompson

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