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New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg
New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg
New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg
New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg New Mexico Abandoned Mine 2008 - Geobrugg

New Mexico Abandoned Mine

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Place
Oro Grande, New Mexico
Country/Region
United States
Year of installation
2008
Customer
NM Mines & Minerals
Engineering
NM Mines & Minerals
Contractor
Pioneer Industries
Protected object
Quarry / Mine
Systems
Special Solutions
System height
N/A
Other installed applications
Slope Protection, Underground/Open Pit Mining and Quarries
Initial situation

A wandering traveler in the desert near the border between New Mexico and Mexico fell into an abandoned mine and was trapped for days.  A Rancher, alerted by the cries for help, organized the rescue.

Following this incident, the Division of NM Mines & Minerals decided to permanently close the mine.

Description

Geobrugg's SPIDER® mesh was used to cover this early 1900's abandoned mine opening to prevent injuries from unauthorized persons entering the property.The project site is also a fruit bat habitat, thus SPIDER® mesh S4-130 was chosen for its  size opening to allow the bats to fly out at night to hunt for food.

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Marcel Dünner
Marcel Dünner
Business Area Manager Safety Solutions
Impact protection
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Switzerland
Phone +41 71 466 84 70
Mobile +41 79 378 66 06

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