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Colorado Mining

were owned and operated by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) to help fuel trains for the vast railroad network that was pushing its way through the American West, and to fire the furnaces of the steelworks plant in Pueblo, Colorado. CF&I also invested in numerous iron mines throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico, and operated several lime quarries, dolomite quarries, and a fluorspar mine for fluxing materials to be used in the steel-making process.

Discover Colorado’s Proud Industrial Past

and learn about people and the history of coal and iron ore mining, transforming coal into fuel in coke ovens, and steel manufacturing Colorado.

Steelworks Center of the West

The Steelworks Center of the West, is a non-profit organization focused on preserving the history of the coal and steel industry in the Western United States.


Colorado Department of Tourism

Plan your Colorado vacation activities, lodging and more online at The Official Site of Colorado Tourism, Colorado.com.


Black Hills Energy

A utility improving life with electricity and natural gas service to customers.


Historic Pueblo, Inc

Historic Pueblo, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the history, and the future history, of the historical structures in our community.


Pueblo Chamber of Commerce

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Summit Brick

Summit Brick Company specializes in masonry manufacturing custom brick blends, structural brick, clay brick, brick veneer, sizes, colors and textures


Redstone Historic Society

REDSTONE MUSEUM and home of the RHS is open daily and is conveniently located in Redstone Park. Constructed in 1899, it was the "lamp house" for the miners working the steep tunnel mines in Coal Basin.


Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte is a town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Downhill ski and mountain-bike trails crisscross the slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.


Orient Land Trust

The Orient Land Trust is a non-profit land trust created around Valley View Hot Springs, its unique culture and environment.


Abandoned Colorado Mines

Abandoned mines present very dangerous physical hazards to the public. When mining was completed, the companies just walked away leaving piles of waste and dug out holes. Thus, Colorado was left with an estimated 23,000 abandoned mine lands (AML).

Tons of Gold

1248 tons of gold were mined in Colorado prior to 1953. At various times throughout its history, Colorado has been the leading U.S. producer of gold, silver, molybdenum, lead, zinc, uranium, and tungsten. Other metals that have been mined in Colorado include copper, tin, vanadium, iron, beryllium, lithium, rare earth elements, thorium, tantalum, and manganese.

2.1 Billion

The economic importance of Colorado’s mineral (gold, molybdenum,aggregate, sand and gravel, gypsum, nahcolite) and mineral fuel (coal, uranium) resources continues today. The total value of production in 2010 was $2.1 billion.

Tour the Colorado Mines