Our faculty, staff and students work in a number of areas important to earth, environment and engineering, ranging from minerals and energy exploration, to ice sheet dynamics, to natural hazards, and water quantity and quality.
An Outstanding Education
We take education seriously, and have excellent teaching facilities, world class laboratory facilities, and access to some of the best field sites in the world.
Geology is important to many areas important to humanity, from hazards to water resources to changing climate. We are training outstanding students to be stewards of our earth’s natural resources.
- Mineral collection worth $3.2M donated to Geology Museum
A show-stopping collection of minerals valued at $3.2 million has been donated to the Mines Geology Museum. The 27 specimens — remarkable for their pristine condition, color and crystal form — com …
- Mines leading effort to develop continental water model for all
Hydrologists and computer scientists at 7 U.S. institutions led by Colorado School of Mines are teaming up to increase access to state-of-the-science water modeling tools. Understanding the moveme …
- Structural modeling, restoration software donated to Mines
Colorado School of Mines geology students and faculty now have access to advanced software for structural modeling and restoration, thanks to an educational license gift from Petroleum Experts Ltd. va …
- New research center to focus on subsurface resource models
Colorado School of Mines and Virginia Tech have been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to set up a new research center focusing on advanced subsurface earth resource modeling. M …