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Edgar Experimental Mine Tech Tour (2nd Event)
Friday, March 11, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MST
Category: Education

Edgar Experimental Mine Tech Tour (2nd Event)


The mountains above Idaho Springs and the nearby communities of Black Hawk, Central City and Georgetown show the abandoned mine openings and remnants of a romantic past: the “Rush to the Rockies” and feverish mining for silver and gold.

The Edgar mine, the Colorado School of Mines Experimental Mine, is a contemporary to that era. In the 1870s, 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.

AIHA-RMS in partnership with Colorado School of Mines Energy, Mining and Construction Industry Safety Program staff will be participating in a technical tour of the mine to experience the health and safety hazards faced by those in the mining industry. The first tour occurred on December 14, 2021 and was a huge success! As such, we have organized a second tour to allow more AIHA-RMS participate in this experience. Please only register if you have not already attended the first tour. 

Date & Time:

Friday, March 11, 2022

Optional Carpool Meet-Up at Dinosaur RTD Lot - 8:30 am

Everyone should then meet at the bottom and carpool up to the top of the hill where the mine is located

Tech Tour of Mine - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Lunch in Idaho Springs ~ 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Return to Dinosaur Lots ~ 1:30 pm


Edgar Experimental Mine

365 8th Avenue.

Idaho Springs, CO 80452

NOTE: further details on directions and carpool meet-up will be provided in registration confirmation email.


$25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members.  Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Required PPE:

Each participant will need to wear long pants, steel/hard-toe boots, and safety glasses.  All other PPE will be provided.  Please be aware that it is approximately 55 degrees underground.  Dress appropriately as it is cold.

Additional Information:

Event is limited to 15 participants. Registration will close when cap is reached so if you register and are unable to attend, please email [email protected] to open the registration back-up for additional attendees. 

Register here: