Miners need more engineers to meet new tailings dam safety standard

“Most companies are realizing that there is a skills gap, because you have senior people moving out and not enough younger people moving in,” said mining engineering professor Priscilla Nelson, who is setting up a new tailings program at the Colorado ....
August 5, 2020

Many hoped the Gold King Mine spill would bring change. Five years later, they’re still waiting.

Linda Figueroa, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines whose area of focus includes abandoned mines, remembers advocating for action in the wake of the Gold King spill. She kept running into bureaucratic ....
August 5, 2020

Basalt-based nonprofit helps facilitate national solutions during COVID-19 crisis

Noah Mostow, project leader and an advanced manufacturing masters student at Colorado School of Mines, is working closely with the rest of “Team Connected Cruiser” to perfect the patrol car laptop mount prototype, using feedback and patrol car ....
July 20, 2020

Below the surface: Companies turn to drones to explore Colorado's depths

"Drones are getting bigger and they are going to play a major part in the mining industry. I do see myself using tools like these drones and other modern technology to make mining safer and more cost effective," said Michael Carlson, a junior at ....
July 17, 2020

Artificial Lights Tell the Story of the Pandemic

Christopher Elvidge, a researcher who specializes in nighttime observations of light sources at the Colorado School of Mines, found similar effects in the U.S.
July 8, 2020

Colorado Universities Working With International Students To Remain Enrolled This Fall

“We’ve been working for several months now to think about what our fall is going to look like,” said Richard Holz, provost at the Colorado School of Mines. “International students are incredibly important to all of higher education but especially to ....
July 8, 2020

Mines planning on in-person classes in the fall but campus will be different

Classes will be held at Colorado School of Mines campus in the fall — but life on campus will still look plenty different.
July 7, 2020

NASA’s Hunt for Lunar Water Intensifies

So far all the signals and measurements gathered from remote-sensing probes constitute only a preliminary indication of the existence of water on the moon, says Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of ....
June 24, 2020

College students develop cost-effective plan to keep Gillette Flats Spring open

“People would be coming up with a trailer with a whole bunch of big tanks on it and a motorized pump and people could possibly be leaving with anywhere around 500 gallons at a time,” Colorado School of Mines student Dodd Weyandt said.
June 22, 2020

College students find $564 solution to the million-dollar problem with Gillette Flats spring in Teller County

Two sophomores at the Colorado School of Mines designed a $564 system to allow an unclaimed but locally beloved artesian spring in Teller County to remain open.
June 11, 2020

How Dynamite Shaped The World

“If you can’t grow it, you have to mine it,” says Lee Fronapfel, mine manager of the Edgar Experimental Mine for the Colorado School of Mines. “People think that’s a cliché, but if it hasn’t been grown, I’ll bet my bottom dollar it was mined.”
May 26, 2020

"On Pause": Offshore Oil Industry Faces Its Biggest Setback In Years

Peter Maniloff, a professor of energy and environmental policy at the Colorado School of Mines, said offshore oil's high costs and long project timelines pose a barrier.
May 26, 2020