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Aug
13
2014

Sustainability and the subsurface world

This story appears in the 2014-15 issue of Mines' research magazine, "Energy & the Earth." For those of us residing on the planet’s surface, the term “shale” evokes visions of flaking layers of rock you can all but peel away by hand. Oil and gas News
Jan
09
2014

Grad student Elena Finley finalist for Mars One project

Geology and geological engineering graduate student Elena Finley is one of 1,058 applicants still in the running for the Mars One project. The project aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Crews of four will depart every two years News
Sep
10
2013

Miss Colorado crown on display at Geology Museum

Only one Miss America crown is as unique as the one on display at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum. The tiara, which contains several different gemstones, was worn by Miss Colorado for the first time in July 1973. The crown features a News
Oct
22
2012

Marquez Hall: A Mines Milestone

Read more about Marquez Hall here. News
Aug
06
2012

Hitting paydirt

Exploration geologists can devote entire careers to searching for undiscovered mineral deposits without ever chalking up a find. But for those who do, it’s tremendously rewarding, and many go on to more discoveries.  In 2001, graduate student News
Jul
18
2012

Marquez Hall nears completion

A smile sets in on Dr. Ramona Graves’ face as she gazes through the soaring panels of glass in the nearly finished lobby of Marquez Hall, the smell of fresh paint permeating as an electric saw whines from a distant hallway. “It just feels special,” News
Jun
21
2012

Unlocking Unconventional Oil and Gas

In the basement of Alderson Hall, in a lab painted butter yellow and crimson with soaring, utilitarian square concrete pillars, amongst a hodgepodge of machine room detritus and laboratory equipment, is a non-descript apparatus that does something News