State of New Mexico: Mining and Minerals Division launches Uranium Mines Dashboard

Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department of New Mexico: Mining and Minerals Division launches Uranium Mines Dashboard. This link goes to a PDF file. “The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) announces the launch of the New Mexico Uranium Mines Dashboard, intended to provide the public with quick access to data on legacy uranium mines throughout the state. The dashboard compiles data from a variety of sources into one location, making it easier for the public to find information about legacy uranium mining in New Mexico. Built by MMD staff, the database includes mines that had verifiable uranium production, and that have been abandoned, may no longer be maintained, and are inactive.”

Idaho Mountain Express: ‘Mine spotter’ focuses on hidden underground history

Idaho Mountain Express: ‘Mine spotter’ focuses on hidden underground history. “The Wood River Valley was settled in large part due to a mining boom that took place in the 1880s. Hundreds of miles of underground tunnels and shafts run through hillsides littered with mine tailings and historic construction debris. A new website combines photos, anecdotes and mine resource data to explore and document the history that lies beneath our feet.”

Colorado Virtual Library: CHNC Welcomes School of Mines Oredigger

Colorado Virtual Library: CHNC Welcomes School of Mines Oredigger. “This first installment of The Oredigger to our collection includes over 2,200 pages of issues spanning from 1921 through 1936. Founded just the year prior in 1920 as a weekly publication, The Oredigger offers a unique perspective on this tumultuous time in our state and nation’s history. From the restless years of Prohibition to the first stirrings of the Second World War, this newspaper gives readers a window into the unique world that was mountain university life in the heart of Colorado, and more specifically, life at the Colorado’s School of Mines.”

New Collection from Georgia Archives: Mines, Mining and Geology

A new collection from the Georgia Archives: Mines, Mining and Geology. “The Mines Mining and Geology Collection contains approximately 4,000 photographs from the State Geologist Photographs and Negative Files, RG 50-2-33. The photographs were taken primarily by S.W. McCallie and R.W. Smith, Georgia State Geologists, and other staff members of the State Geological Survey, later known as the Department of Mines, Mining and Geology. Although a majority of the images are of geological sites, others show old bridges, roads, industrial sites, water wheels, iron works, and gold mines. The bulk of the images were taken between the 1910s and the 1940s. Consequently, this collection documents rather completely the early industrial development of Georgia. These photographs moreover depict the variety of natural beauty of the State.”