Lumberton Mine Reclamation Project

Historic photo of AML 1.  Photo by J.J. Bourquin taken in 1933 Photo of AML 2 taken about 1928

The Lumberton Mine Reclamation Project consisted of three partially closed adits, eight gob piles and nine small gob contaminated areas. The project area was located on private land approximately one mile southeast of Lumberton, New Mexico in Rio Arriba County in Sections 1 and 10, Township 31 North, Range 1 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian.

This project involved the following work:

  • Excavation of six trenches and burying mine waste material from adjacent gob piles;
  • Closure of three partially open adits using mine waste and earthen material;
  • Amending coal surface material at four locations;
  • Construction of straw wattles at various locations;
  • Seeding of all areas disturbed by construction.

The contractor was St. Cloud Mining Company based in Truth or Consequences, NM. St. Cloud Mining Co. has done many abandoned mine reclamation projects in the past.

Press Release for this Project

Year Completed: 2006
Cost: $145,884.73
Project Engineer: Mike Tompson, P.E.
Project Manager: Raymond Rodarte



Gob Pile AML 1 before construction AML 1 after construction
AML 1 after one year
Gob pile AML 2 before construction. Gob pile AML 2 after construction.
AML 2 one year after reclamation
gob pile AML 3 before construction AML 3 post construction
AML 3 one year after reclamation
Gob pile AML 4 before construction. Gob pile AML 4 after construction.
AML 4 one year after reclamation
Gob pile AML 5 before construction. Gob pile AML 5 after construction.
AML 5 one year after reclamation
Gob pile AML 6 before construction. Gob pile AML 6 after construction.
AML 6 one year after reclamation
Amargo Area
AML 7.3 after construction. AML 7.3 before construction.
Amargo Adit Closure
AML 7.1 adit before construction. Adit AML 7.1 after backfilling.
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