Last weekend, we took a truck-camping trip to central New Mexico (1.5 hrs south) and did some exploring around the Waldo and Kelly Mines near Magdalena.
Our first stop was the Waldo Mine, which was used into the 1950’s. It featured an aerial tram for moving ore down to the mill. After this mine closed, New Mexico Tech leased it for $1 a year and would use it in their mineral (mining) engineering classes. In fact, there is a building on site that has a classroom inside.
At the Waldo Mine, there remains a tunnel entrance (that is restricted), a headframe, a core sample storage area, and two buildings likely build for educational purposes. There are likely footings for the tram, but we ran out of time to look for those.
I have not moved the photos from my camera, so I will post photos another time.
I am in the process of writing a newsletter article for the Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA), so stay tuned!
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