Bureau of Land Management to conduct abandoned mine safeguarding near Golden, New Mexico

Bureau of Land Management to conduct abandoned mine safeguarding near Golden, New Mexico

Project addresses safety hazards while preserving cultural resources and wildlife habitat

SANTA FE, NM (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Taos Field Office will be conducting an abandoned mine safety project near Golden, New Mexico, August 3-16, 2019.  The project is designed to safeguard approximately 20 hazardous abandoned mine openings throughout the 1200-acre New Placers Mining District.  This work includes shafts, adits, subsidence areas and other physical openings.

The project is being conducted to protect the public from the hazards associated with abandoned mine openings, while preserving cultural resources and wildlife habitat. 

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