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Location DB > United States > New Mexico > Near Deming > Galactic Mine
Galactic Mine
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created by Jonsered on 1/8/2008 9:59 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 1/9/2008 5:34 AM
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Vertical/horizontal shafts, with a loading tower, cyanide leaching tubs and two small powderhouses or storage buildings.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Near Deming, New Mexico
United States
Owner: BLM
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Just an old mine, with a few remaining above ground structures.
     Security Measures
  • Nada
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1895
    Closed: 1940
     Required Equipment
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    The Galactic was an iron mine primarily, first worked around 1895. It was a decent producer, but the ground is very unstable, and cave ins were frequent, making is difficult to keep the mine in operation. However, it was in full operation until WWI, when the demand for manpower forced its closure. It was worked sporadically from 1919 until 1940, when WWII closed it forever. Because quartz carrying silver and gold is often found next to quartz containing veins of iron, a small cyanide leaching setup was included here as well.
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     Future Plans
    Nothing. This is on BLM land, and it isn't a precious metal mine. Eventually, the shaft will totally collapse, the buildings will burn in a grass fire, and this place will be gone.

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    Winter in the desert
    Thu, Dec 13th, 2007
    posted by Jonsered
    11 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/9/2008 5:43 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 9 08 at 5:43, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 9 08 at 5:34, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:49, Jonsered made this location available
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:49, Jonsered changed the following: History, Description
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:47, Jonsered updated gallery picture Vacation 099m.jpg
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:45, Jonsered deleted picture 253509 from gallery Winter in the desert
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:44, Jonsered updated gallery picture Vacation 099m.jpg
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:44, Jonsered updated gallery picture Vacation 096m.jpg
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:44, Jonsered updated gallery picture Vacation 106m.jpg
  • on Jan 8 08 at 22:44, Jonsered swapped pictures 8 and 11
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