January 2016
Volume 68    Issue 1

Edgar Mine hosts historic congressional hearing on mining education legislation

Mining Engineering , 2016, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 28-28
Gleason, William


 The Colorado School of Mines has used the Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs as an experimental mine to teach students since 1921. Since the school acquired the former gold, silver, lead and zinc mine, countless students have received hands-on engineering lessons on their way to earning mining engineering degrees. On Dec. 14, the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a historic field hearing about the future of mining education in the United States in a classroom about 300 m (1,000 ft) inside the Edgar Mine.

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