Our faculty, staff and students work in a number of fundamental and applied areas important to earth, energy and environment that include mineral and energy resources, underground construction and tunneling, geological hazards, and geochemistry, as well as surface and ground water resources.
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.
- By smoothing out landscape, wildfire has measurable impact on potential for catastrophic mudslides, debris flows
In findings published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Mines' Danica Roth and colleagues quantitatively showed – for the first time – just how the post-wildfire …
- Methane in the atmosphere is increasing but rapid growth in shale development may not be to blame
The findings, published today in the journal Scientific Reports and led by Mines' Alexei Milkov, are the result of a detailed analysis of a large global dataset of the isotopic composition of met …
- As groundwater depletes, the arid American West is moving east
Loss of groundwater may accelerate drying trends in the eastern U.S., according to new research that applied supercomputing to create the first in-depth model of how groundwater will respond to warmin …
- From lithium for batteries to neodymium for wind turbines, mined materials remain essential to modern life
Colorado School of Mines researchers are tackling the question of how to meet demand for critical materials from many angles, from policy to production.