February 2000Volume 52 Issue 2
Colorado miners discuss challenges of the new century
Mining Engineering, 2000, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 13-16
PREVIEW:The mining industry in Colorado faces the same problems the industry faces throughout the United States and the world — record low commodity prices and increasing regulatory and environmental restrictions that seemed designed to curtail mining activities. Despite those obstacles, the mining industry in Colorado still contributes about $8 billion annually to the state’s economy in the form of base and precious metals, industrial minerals, coal and associated service businesses and jobs. So the 300 attendees at the 102nd National Western Mining Conference felt reasonably positive about the industry in their state.
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