In order to read or download eBook, you need to create FREE account. eBook available in PDF, ePub, MOBI and Kindle versions
Mining has played a significant role in the history and development of New Mexico and continues to play an important role in the state's economic prosperity. The future of this industry will depend upon achieving a balance between our needs and desires, the changing economy, and our growing concern over environmental and social issues. This anthology of 30 articles is a timely look at some of those science and policy issues, including: ? The geology and landscape of the Taos region? Watershed protection and restoration in New Mexico? Mineral and aggregate resources in New Mexico? An overview of the regulatory framework in New Mexico? Abandoned mine lands issues? Financial assurance and bonding? Sustainable developmentProduced in conjunction with the fourth Decision-Makers Field Conference held in Taos in May 2005, this volume provides a broad overview of issues that go beyond mining in New Mexico.