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New Mexico basalt mine plan draws fire

February 3, 2014 • State News

LA BAJADA MESA, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque company’s plan to mine basalt near the villages of Cerrillos and Madrid is drawing fire from some residents.

Rockology and development company Buena Vista Estates recently applied to rezone and mine a 50-acre parcel of land on a mesa near the villages, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://goo.gl/nY2EKS ).

Buena Vista Estates owns more than 5,000 acres, which are for sale, on the mesa.

But for residents in the nearby villages, who can Login to read more

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