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Colorado School of Mines’ Edgar Mine celebrates 150 years on Sept. 19

GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 27, 2015 – The Colorado School of Mines Edgar Experimental Mine celebrates its 150th birthday on Sept. 19 with a gold rush era event between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the mine (365 8th Ave, Idaho Springs, CO).

Colorado School of Mines Edgar Experimental Mine in 1963.In the 1870s, the mine produced high-grade silver, gold, lead and copper. Today, as an underground laboratory for future engineers, the mine provides students with a unique hands-on experience in underground mine surveying, geological mapping, rock fragmentation and blasting practice, mine ventilation field studies, rock mechanics instrumentation practice, underground mine unit operations, rescue training and mine safety…  Read more….