Ending our adventure in a mining district near Hillsboro, New Mexico, we explore an unsuspected surprise. I knew of an adit (mine entrance) just above Highway 152 heading into Hillsboro, but could find no history of it on the USGS reports. I assumed it to be a small prospect that probably didn’t go very far into the mountain, but this mine was not the case. A few hundred feet into the workings, we observed brilliant colors of yellow, orange, and turquoise lining the back and ribs of the drift. The turquoise looks to be chrysocolla or another copper-based ore, and the yellow seemed to be some sulfur-based sticky clay at the time. An afterthought also might have been uranium, but I have no idea. If anyone knows, please enlighten me in the comments!