New Mexico Mining Museum, Grants

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The mission of the NMMM is to preserve the rich historical legacy of mining and the related culture of Grants/Cibola County and to promote its significant mining heritage by educating the public.

The initial boom in the Grants area started soon after Paddy Martinez, a Navajo sheepherder, found uranium-bearing outcrops in the Todilto Limestone Member of the Wanakah Formation at the foot of Haystack Butte in the spring of 1950.

Major Mining Companies: Kerr-McGee Corp. Homestake Mining Co. Anaconda Mining Co. United Nuclear Co. later mining companies, Chevron, and Conoco.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This Uranium mining museum at Grants is located between Albuquerque and Gallup on Historical Route 66 which is just off the I-40. It is really easy to locate and the entrance fee is jus $5.00 per adul...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    upset it was closed on Monday did not get to see really looked nice from outside sorry cannot say much was easy to find  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Driving Route 66, we came across the museum and decided on impulse to visit --- and were so pleased we did. The 'underground' mine gives one a feel of what it must have been like to work underground -...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Exceptional museum of uranium mining. A highlight of old route 66 in Grants, New Mexico.
  • May 27, 2015
    The museum itself has wonderful pieces, photo and video of mining and the area. When you go underground, each station depicts a different step in the uranium mining process, with a push button audio system which describes the details. And if you are really lucky, mining retiree Jack Farley will be there to act as a live tour guide. A Korean War veteran, Jack was a miner for 43 years and he really brings the history of mining to life. Learned a lot here, very enjoyable. to life.
  • April 3, 2016
    I'd lived in Grants for years and only visited as a tourist years later. The museum is thoughtful, we'll put together and I certainly learned more about mining, Grants and the history of the area. It's not a huge location and absolutely worth it if you are in town.
  • July 3, 2017
    Nice
  • November 19, 2015
    Its very cool experience an you walk through the whole experience with an experienced miner who has won a saftey award displayed right there in the museum. I would go again i in joyed it so much

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