Mining


A Mines alumnus, Enders joined the Mines faculty in 2009 and has nearly 45 years of experience in mining and mineral exploration.
“Artificial intelligence is certainly on the rise and has been for several years,” said Tracy Camp, department head and professor of computer science at Mines. “There’s just so much in our world today where we can use machine learning or AI to improve on our society or lives.”
“The mining industry is extremely concerned about the management of tailings, especially as companies increasingly rely on large-scale extraction of ever-lower grade ore deposits, a process that yields large volumes of waste materials,” said Priscilla Nelson, professor of mining engineering.
The Make Masks for Mines effort is seeking volunteers with the skill, will and sewing machines to make masks as soon as possible. Local volunteers can also schedule a time to pick up Mines-furnished fabric for the project.
“Long hours of training both on campus and in the Edgar Experimental Mine paid off for our Mines team," mechanical engineering freshman CJ Kaufman said.
Colorado School of Mines researchers are tackling the question of how to meet demand for critical materials from many angles, from policy to production.
For the second year in a row, Climax Molybdenum engaged Colorado School of Mines students to think outside the box about the company's Colorado assets.
Professor Sebnem Duzgun's work could help researchers identify the presence of geothermal resources based on surface and subsurface characteristics.
The Russell L. & Lyn Wood Mining History Archive at Arthur Lakes Library recently received an infusion of historic mining photographs courtesy of the Colorado Mining Association. The photographs
Assistant Professor Nicole Smith is the only social scientist in Mines’ Mining Engineering Department, but that’s par for the course for any anthropologist worth his or her salt.