Mines in New York NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Mines in New York 2016 Owner Type. There are 1,908 active mines as shown on the following map. In 2016, industry operated 1,536 mines or 80% of the mines in New York State. Towns, villages and other small local government entities operated 332 mines, and 35 mines were county owned and operated. New York State agencies operated five mines.