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11 Abandoned Places That Hold Historic Keys To New Mexico’s Mining Past

New Mexico’s mining background was responsible for the boom – and often bust – of many towns in our state. Some of these places became total ghost towns. Today, abandoned mines and mining equipment tell the story of success and decline associated with this industry.

If you’re interested in knowing which New Mexico towns started out as mining camps, check out these 14 mining towns.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.