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New Mexico Mining Museum

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New Mexico Mining Museum

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gustavolevyrun1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sao Paulo, SP303 contributions84 helpful votes
The Museum and the visitor center are in the same place. A great reception at the visitor center. It is worth know the museum and a different tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Explore729170 wrote a review Feb 2020
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My father worked in the uranium mines. He worked in the mines for over 30 years. The instructor knew my father which was a nice surprise to hear him talk about my father in such high regards.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Michael A wrote a review Nov 2019
Lebanon, Pennsylvania107 contributions32 helpful votes
We stopped here in the morning before heading to El Malpais NM. A surprisingly good small museum. The desk person was very helpful and knowledgeable. The underground mock-up of a uranium mine was very well done. Plan to spend about an hour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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DesertMagpie wrote a review Nov 2019
Texas310 contributions65 helpful votes
We enjoyed this small mining museum. There was a video at the start. The underground mine was fascinating. Even got my husband to go down in it. Would recommend
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Valerie S wrote a review Nov 2019
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States51 contributions22 helpful votes
The uranium mines near Grants, New Mexico were only operational for a few decades but they filled the need for uranium for America's nuclear deterrent. This unique museum was fascinating. In order to tell the story of the uranium mining in the area, the museum literally takes you underground into a mock mine. After a short introductory film orienting you to the overall history of uranium mining you descend in an elevator to the 'mine shaft'. As you go along the shaft, you see various types of actual mining machinery. At these different areas you can press a button and get to hear the voice of a miner who actually worked with that type of machinery explaining to you how it worked and what it did. It feels surprisingly intimate and friendly to hear the voices of the real people who worked the mines. It made a topic that might have been boring to merely read about come to life as it was explained by the men who actually did the mining. The tour only took about one hour (or so). We also enjoyed the mineral specimens on display in the museum lobby. Don't miss this engaging museum!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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