Museums & Libraries
New Mexico Mining Museum
photo by Elmo Baca
The simulated Uranium Mining Museum is top notch! Retrace the experience of going underground and see what the Miners worked in everyday and learn about the rich historical legacy of mining and culture of Grants/Cibola County. 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.
100 N. Iron St. | Grants, NM 87020 | 505-278-4802
mon: 8am-5pm | tue: 8am-5pm | wed: 8am-5pm | thu: 8am-5pm | fri: 8am-5pm