A post from a Santa Fe County concerned citizen:
"We learned definitively at the last Santa Fe County Plan workshop that (unlike the oil/gas ordinance) Santa Fe County is NOT intending to carry over the mining ordinance into the new code now being drafted. They are planning to supplant and supersede it within a new category (along with junkyards, etc.) that would include mining: Developments of Countywide Impact.
Mining and other natural resource development areas will be defined as developments of countywide impact and regulated through an overlay district mechanism.
Link to "DEVELOPMENTS OF COUNTYWIDE IMPACT ("DCIs") (PDF) with comments referenced>>>>