Mining sources in the Western History and Genealogy Department include photographs, manuscripts, prospectuses, maps, magazines, and directories. These materials document the development of mining in the West. Our maps show mining claims and mining districts. Digital images show mines, machinery, ore processing facilities, mine interiors, mills, smelters and miners of all types. For mining accident accidents in locations other than Colorado, please see the Gerald E. Sherard Collection Mine Accident Index located at the Colorado School of Mines.
Colorado Directory of Mines
Descriptions of the mines, mills and the mining and milling corporations of Colorado. Arranged alphabetically by counties.
Colorado Mining Accidents: 1884-1981
Indexes of mining accidents occurring in Colorado from 1884 to 1981. Includes first and last name, county, name of mine, date of accident, and type of accident.
Mining Index to Hollister, Henderson and Canfield Histories
Index to Henderson, Hollister, and Canfield mining histories. Names of mines, mining companies, mining districts, lodes, veins, claims, and tunnels are indexed with page number.
Clipping Files: Towns (WHG)
The clipping files are a large collection of articles of local interest which have been gathered from a variety of newspapers. The articles range in date from the early 1900's to the present. They are available for use on-site in the Library. The subject heading of Towns includes a list of Colorado town, city, community and county clippings.
Clipping Files: General (WHG)
The clipping files are a large collection of articles of local interest which have been gathered from a variety of newspapers. The articles range in date from the early 1900's to the present. They are available for use on-site in the Library.