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.
- Rare lizard fossil now on display at Mines Museum of Earth Science
A rare lizard fossil with extremely well-preserved skin – and a tiny fossilized gnat keeping it company – is now on display at the Mines Museum of Earth Science . The specimen was discovered somewhere …
- 2019 PGC report: US natural gas resources at record high
U.S. natural gas resources are at an all-time high, according to the latest biennial assessment from the Potential Gas Committee (PGC) . The U.S. possessed a total technically recoverable resource bas …
- Maxwell named 2020 Darcy Lecturer by NGWA
The National Ground Water Association’s Groundwater Foundation has named Reed Maxwell, Professor of Hydrology at Colorado School of Mines, its 2020 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer in Groundwater Sc …
- Wendy Bohrson joins Mines as Geology Department head
Wendy Bohrson has been named the head of the Geology and Geological Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. She joins Mines from Central Washington University, where she spent the past 20 …