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.
- 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.
- Geology students at Mines have access to leading modeling tool
Colorado School of Mines geology students and faculty have access to advanced software for structural modeling and restoration, thanks to an educational license gift from Petroleum Experts Ltd. valued …
- NSF Research Coordination Network aims to expand use, application of state-of-the-art geoscience models
In order to understand the complex processes that control the movement of contaminants and shape the Earth’s surface, scientists increasingly rely on reactive transport models, complex numerical model …