Colorado School of Mines Resources
Colorado School of Mines is home to a number of valuable on- and off-campus resources — many of which are available to campus visitors and members of the general public.
Arthur Lakes Library
The Arthur Lakes Library welcomes over 140,000 visitors a year and is a campus center for learning, study and research. The library is open to campus visitors and to the general public and shares resources within the Colorado Alliance library consortium.
Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center (SRC) and the associated Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) feature a gymnasium, natatorium, indoor and outdoor running tracks, climbing wall, and more. Use of the facilities by campus visitors attending SPACE events requires advance arrangements through the SPACE office and payment of a small fee.
The Colorado School of Mines bookstore features a wide variety of books, software, supplies, gifts, and Mines apparel. The bookstore is open to campus visitors and to the general public.
The Geology Museum serves as the state repository for Colorado's mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite, and historic mining treasures. The museum is home to one of Colorado's moon rocks, collected during the Apollo 17 mission, and is open to campus visitors and to the general public.
The Edgar Mine, known as Colorado School of Mines' Experimental Mine, was a working mine in the 1870s. Located above Idaho Springs, Colorado, it produced high-grade silver, gold, lead and copper. Today, as an underground laboratory for future engineers, it produces valuable experience for those who are being trained to find, develop and process the world's natural resources. The Edgar Mine is open for public tours for a nominal fee. Public hours vary, so tours must be booked in advance.
The campus offers a number of dining options — from food courts, to cafes, to franchises. Dining locations are distributed throughout the campus, and all are open to campus visitors and the general public. Click on the links below for more information about each: