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Special Collections: Russell L. & Lyn Wood Mining History Archive

About the Archive

Telling the story of mining through technology, resources and people 

News -- Mining History Archive open hours are now Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 10-2.

The Russell L. & Lyn Wood Mining History Archive was established in 1995 through the generous donations of former Mines Board of Trustees member Russell L. Wood and his wife Lyn. The Archive supports research on the history of mining, with emphasis on Colorado and the US West. Our focus:

  • Technology of mining and related industries (mineral processing, blasting, transportation, safety, etc.)
  • Environment, land use
  • Economic and human aspects of the mining industries

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Collections

The Mining History Archive includes over 150 collections of documents, photographs and other materials. Collection Guides, available for some of our collections, can help you discover more about their unique resources. 

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