New Facility Brings Together USGS and Mines Researchers

The new facility will house more than 400 researchers from both institutions.

Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey, and Mines officials celebrate start of construction.
Source: Mines Newsroom.

Researchers from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Colorado School of Mines’ geoscience and energy professors are teaming up to focus on solving critical mineral and energy challenges of today and the future, with the groundbreaking of a new facility housed on Mines’ campus. The facility was funded with $157 million from the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is expected to complete construction in fall 2026.

The new building will house the USGS Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center, and the Central Energy Resources Science Center with about 250 USGS researchers and about 170 Mines faculty and students working together.

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