IS-40 Colorado Minerals and Mineral Fuel Activity, 1995


Production, prices, drilling activity, and reserves of oil and gas, coal, molybdenum, precious metals, construction materials and industrial minerals; exploration activities; map of oil and gas wildcats, current coal mines and power plants; and major minerals producers and prospects; production graphs and photographs. 23 pages. 17 figures. 7 tables. Digital PDF download. IS-40D

The CGS Mineral Resources Section estimates the total value of 1995 mineral fuel production in Colorado to be $1,398 million dollars. The value of the coal production is estimated at $363 million.

The value of 1995 nonfuel mineral production —– including metals, industrial minerals, and construction materials – is estimated at $578 million. Improvement from prior years is due chiefly to escalated production of gold and molybdenum, and a substantial price increase for molybdenum through most of the year. Declines in the production of sand, gravel, and aggregate balanced some of the gains in the hard rock mining industry.