Geology


The Center to Advance the Science of Exploration to Reclamation in Mining is exploring mineralogy across scales to better understand deposits of critical materials within the subsurface.
Colorado School of Mines is a top spot for graduate education in earth sciences and engineering, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
PFAS@Mines will focus on the development of treatment strategies for most challenging PFAS sites, improved methods to characterize human exposure, and improved tools for assessing sites that have been impacted by PFAS.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is melting rapidly, raising concerns it could cross a tipping point of irreversible retreat in the next few decades if global temperatures rise 1.5 to 2.0 degrees Celsius
“As scientists, we need to lead the way for society to have a better understanding of how climate change is affecting our water resources," said Adrienne Marshall, assistant professor of geology and geological engineering at Mines.
"There are places on Earth that we still haven’t explored,” said Matthew Siegfried, assistant professor of geophysics at Colorado School of Mines and a lead author of the paper, published March 9 in Geology. “We have now one sample trying to understand an environment that is one and a half times the size of the continental United States."
Low-sulfidation epithermal deposits are one of the most important sources of gold in the United States.
Mines researchers and alumni are at the forefront of U.S. water management challenges, working on mitigation, water reuse, new water systems, alternative renewable energy and more.
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
A new model for the formation of orogenic gold deposits developed by researchers at Colorado School of Mines could have significant implications on the exploration of much of the world’s known gold deposits.