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.
- Groundwater pumping has reduced U.S. stream flows
Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to new research by hydrologists at Colorado School of Mines and the …
- Imperial Barrel Award team qualifies for international finals
A team of graduate students from Colorado School of Mines took first place in the Rocky Mountain section of the Imperial Barrel Award Program, earning a spot in the world finals this May. More than 25 …
- 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 …