Bluewater Village, New Mexico

Bluewater Village, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Bluewater Village
Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 107°58′51″W / 35.23806°N 107.98083°W / 35.23806; -107.98083Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 107°58′51″W / 35.23806°N 107.98083°W / 35.23806; -107.98083
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
  Total 10.107 sq mi (26.18 km2)
  Land 10.087 sq mi (26.13 km2)
  Water 0.020 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 6,749 ft (2,057 m)
Population (2010)[2]
  Total 628
  Density 62/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
  Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87005
Area code(s) 505
GNIS feature ID 2584059[3]

Bluewater Village is a census-designated place in Cibola County, New Mexico. Its population in 2010 was 628.[2] Bluewater Village is west of Grants. The Bluewater Elementary School is located here. The Bluewater post office, which is included in the CDP, has a ZIP code of 87005.[4][2]

Anaconda Bluewater Mill, circa 1963

Nearby was the former Bluewater Mill, a uranium mill operated by Anaconda Copper from 1954 to 1982. The site was reclaimed in 1995, under the provisions of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act, and is monitored by the U.S. Department of Energy.[5]

External images
Bluewater Mill and tailings impoundment site
Aerial photo of Bluewater Mill, 1971


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