Search subject headings "mines" or "mining" for records of books, manuscript collections, maps, and serial titles.
Eberhart, Perry. Guide to the Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps. Athens: Swallow Press. 1981. 978.8 Eb36g 1981
Fell, James E. Jr. Ores to Metals. The Rocky Mountain Smelting Industry. Lincoln, Neb. University of Nebraska Press. 1979. 622.7 F335o 1979
Fossett, Frank. Colorado: A Historical, Descriptive and Statistical Work on the rocky Mountain Gold and Silver Mining Region. Denver: Daily Tribune Steam Printing House.1876. 978.806 F797c 1876
Hafen, Le Roy R., ed. Pike’s Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859 by Luke Tierney [and] William B. Parsons, and Summaries of the other Fifteen. The Southwest Historical Series. Volume 9. Glendale: The Arthur Clark Co., 1941 979.0082 S89 v. 9
Henderson, Charles W. Mining in Colorado. U.S. G.S. Professional Paper # 138. Washington : G.P.O., 1926. 622 H383m.Detailed information on mining production in Colorado 1859 – 1923.
Hollister, Ovando J. Mines of Colorado . S. Bowles. Springfield, Mass. 1867. 622 H727m 1867 Alphabetical listing of mines.
Smith, Duane A. Rocky Mountain Mining Camps: The Urban Frontier. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1967 978 Sm54r
West, Elliott. The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, & the Rush to Colorado. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. 1998. 978 C767wes
Whiteside, James. Regulating Danger: The Struggle for Mine Safety in the Rocky Mountain Coal Industry. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990. 363.119622 W588r
Wolle, Muriel Sibell. Stampede to Timberline: The Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Colorado. Boulder, Wolle, Poertner Lithographing. 1959. 979.8 W835s 1959
See the catalog for books on specific mining topics, mining towns, and individuals involved in mining.
Colorado State Business Directories (1875 – 1956)
Colorado Mining Directories – 1879, 1883, 1896, 1901. Mines listed by county.
Cripple Creek Mining Directory– 1900
Mines Handbook (serial)
Catalogs of suppliers of mining machinery and equipment are included in the online catalog. Search by subject for "catalog" and the term "mines" or "mining."
Records of manuscript collections are included in the online catalog. Finding aids, usually inventories, are available for many manuscript collections. We have over 200 collections that include materials on mining in Colorado. List of Manuscripts dealing with mining.
Records of maps are included in the online catalog. A subject search for maps should include the word "mines" or "mining" and "maps." Included in the collection are maps of mines, mining camps, claims, districts, underground and surface workings, and plats. The library also has a collection of uncataloged U.S.G.S. Topographic maps for many areas of Colorado.
Many Colorado newspapers had regular columns on mining. These included information on individual mines, statistics on mining production, etc. Some newspapers, such as the Denver Mining Record, focused entirely on mining news.
Newspaper indexes, listing newspaper titles and dates held, are available in the library.
Subject Collection: Mines (by name), Mining, Cities & Towns (for mining camps)
Albums-Photography – Carpenter
Albums – Mining
Boxed Collections –Gillette
Boxed Collections – Humphreys - Misc.
Boxed Collections – Otis A. King
Boxed Collections – Kinney
Boxed Collections – Stearns Catalytic Box 2 - Mining
Boxed Collections – Trinidad (coal)
Boxed Collections – Zellers
Denver & Rio Grande Collection: Box 9, envelope 359 – 369; Box N
William Henry Jackson Collection
Mazzulla Collection: Marchington: Idaho Springs area
Search online photo indexes for additional collections that include images of mines and mining. Some CHS mining photos are available for viewing on http://photoswest.org.
Serial titles are included in the online catalog. Consult a librarian for information on dates available. The following serials contain information on mining: Camp and Plant
Colorado Mines Bureau Annual Reports
Gold: A Weekly Journal of the Cripple Creek District
Mineral Industries Bulletin
Mines and Minerals
Mines Handbook: An enlargement of the Copper Handbook
Mining and Engineering World
Mining and Industrial Reporter
Mining and Machinery Journal
Mining Congress Journal
Mining History Association News
Mining Industry and Tradesman
Mining Industry Review
The Western Miner
The Western Miner and Financier Articles on mining can also be found in serials that focus on Colorado and regional history: Colorado Heritage
Colorado History ------Coal People: Life in Southern Colorado’s Company Towns, 1890-1930 by Rick Clyne. 1999.
------Mining Among the Clouds: The Mosquito Range and the Origins of Colorado’s Silver Boom by Harvey N. Gardiner. 2002 The Colorado Magazine. 1923 - 1980 Index available. Essays and Monographs in Colorado History
Journal of the West
San Luis Valley Historian
C.W.A. reference card file
Subject file: Mines: search by county for mining districts and mines. Also sub-headings for accidents, claims, corporations, engineering, law, machinery, minerals, prospecting, smelting, and statistics.
The cards provide references to articles from newspapers, magazines, and books.
Volumes 22 - 27 contain newspaper clippings on mining. A card file index is available for the scrapbooks.
MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES- 1 carton of clippings, programs, and other ephemeral materials.
ENERGY - oil shale - petroleum - uranium - 3 cartons of clippings, programs and other ephemeral materials.