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MINING AND MINERALS DIVISION

32 STAFF POSITIONS:

  • Office of the Director – 2
  • Abandoned Mine Land Program – 13
  • Coal Mine Reclamation Program – 5
  • Mine Registration, Reporting and Safeguarding Program – 3
  • Mining Act Reclamation Program – 9

 

CHARGED WITH THESE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES:

  • Ensure responsible mine reclamation by restoring lands back to beneficial use
  • Develop proactive mining and mine reclamation initiatives to ensure reclamation and safeguarding of mine sites
  • Protect the public from physical and environmental hazards of abandoned mines
  • Provide annual reporting information for New Mexico from operators on mineral production, production value, employment, payroll, revenue, and production rank related to other states