New mexico geological society downloaded from: the uranium deposits of northeastern arizona william l chenoweth and roger c malan, 1973, pp 139-149 in: monument valley (arizona, utah and new mexico), james, h l [ed], new mexico geological. Uranium mining in new mexico uranium mining in new mexico was a significant industry from the early 1950s until the early 1980s although new mexico has the second largest identified uranium ore reserves of any state in the united states (after wyoming), no uranium ore has been mined in new mexico since 1998 white signal district the first uranium production in new mexico. 316 contributions to the geology of uranium the only commercial deposits of uranium ore in new mexico, known before. Uranium mining in the us was a bustling industry during the 1950s thanks to federal subsidies and rising global demand driven by nuclear weapons procurement programs. Uranium mining on navajo lands ended in 1986, but the tribe is still suffering profound health effects the government started cleanup only recently many of the polluters have gone out of business. Leetso, the powerful yellow monster: a navajo cultural interpretation of uranium mining by esther yazzie-lewis and jim zion albuquerque, new mexico. Uranium how is it mined what is uranium where is it found uranium resources in new mexico how is it mined legacy issues uranium.
Uranium mining introduction this paper reflects the facts related to stakeholder dialogue inrespect to the jabiluka uranium mining project located within the boundaries of kakadu national park in the northern territory of australia. ----- tables tables 1 uranium economy of new mexico 2 sampling point locations and gross chemical data for ground-water samples from the grants mineral belt, new mexico. Hydrology and water-quality monitoring considerations, jack pile uranium minef nor th western new mexico by harold h zehner us geological survey. Mapping the navajo nation: uranium mining and militarization by traci brynne voyles beginning in the 1930s with the navajo soil erosion control project, navajo.
In 2015, new mexico produced 19,679 tons of coal, according to the us energy information administration that accounted for 22 percent of the nation’s coal production that accounted for 22 percent of the nation’s coal production. The jackpile mine on laguna pueblo near the village of paguate, in northern new mexico, was once the largest open-pit uranium mine in the world the anaconda copper company began mining the site in 1953 operations ceased in 1982 under atlantic richfield company when the price of uranium dropped and mining became unprofitable.
Grants: new mexico mining museum the new mexico mining museum preserves the history of the uranium boom that swept the southwest in the. Unm home research papers and presentations papers and presentations the following are some of the publications and presentations generated from the research being conducted in the center for water and the environment. Another study looking at registry data from 1970-1982 showed a 25-fold increase in these cancers among all native americans in new mexico, many indians in northern new mexico are navajo in the mid-1990’s remediation began and the uranium tailing which sat blowing in the wind beside navajo rt 160 for decades was capped and water studies. Study questions major economic benefit of renewed uranium mining in new mexico the new mexico environmental law center just released the results of an interesting.
Uranium mining in new mexico was a significant industry from the early 1950s until the early 1980s although new mexico has the second largest identified uranium ore reserves of any state in the united states (after wyoming), no uranium ore has been mined in new mexico since 1998.
Uranium mining operations were established on the colorado plateau in many locations, including some in arizona (the carrizo mountains, the lukachukai mountains, tuba city-cameron area), in new mexico (churchrock-crownpoint, the ambrosia lake and jackpile districts on mount taylor), in colorado (naturita, slick rock, durango, grand. Above photo: navajo uranium miners operating a mucking machine at the rico mine in 1953 (lee marmon pictorial collection, university of new mexico, center for southwest research, 2000-017 b23-f01. Major uranium deposits in new mexico are shown in mclemore et al (2013) and in a spreadsheet in an associated data repository figure 2 grants uranium district, san juan basin, new mexico polygons outline approximate areas of known uranium deposits figure 3 uranium production from new mexico 1948 to 2002. The bureau of land management has issued final approvals for two uranium mine expansions in southeast utah, including one on the backdoor of what used to be bears ears national monument bullseye canyon, the site of uranium deposits tapped by the daneros mine, had been included within the boundaries. The grants mining district in northwestern new mexico was a key corner of uranium extraction and production from the 1950’s until the 1980’s.