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Colorado School of Mines: Researching Mines' History

Colorado School of Mines

QR code for Quick Virtual TourColorado's Territorial School of Mines was established in 1874 in Golden, Colorado, at a time of rapid expansion of mining and smelting activity following the discovery of gold in the region in 1859 and of growth of the Territory. The School became a state institution with the formation of the State of Colorado in 1876 and continues as part of Colorado's public university system.

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Researching Mines' History

Looking Further into Mines' History


Regional, National, International

  • Scholarly and industry publications -- Find them in...
    • Scholarly databases in engineering, chemistry, geology, metallurgy, etc.
    • Early industry journals in mining, for example Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ)


Additional Resources on Mines' History

Galbraith, Den. 1974. One hundred years of engineering: Give 'em Hell, Mines! Mines Magazine Feb 1974, p. 4-25.