IS-52 Colorado Mineral and Mineral Fuel Activity, 1998


Annual report on statewide production, prices, drilling activity, and reserves of oil and gas, coal, carbon dioxide, base and precious metals, construction materials, and industrial minerals; exploration activities. Includes map of oil and gas wildcats, current coal mines and power plants, and major minerals producers and prospects; production graphs and photographs. 28 pages. 31 figures. 12 tables. Digital PDF download. IS-52D

From the report:

The estimated total value of 1998 mineral and mineral fuel production in Colorado is $2,769 million dollars. Mineral fuels yielded $1,714 million in 1998, a 15 percent decrease from the 1997 value of $2,026 million. Lower oil and natural gas prices and decreased oil production are the primary reasons for the decline in value. The value of Colorado coal production is estimated at $444 million.

Estimated 1998 non-fuel mineral production — including metals, industrial minerals, and construction materials – is valued at $604 million by the USGS Mineral Information Center. This figure is an increase of 15 percent from the 1997 value of $524 million. The increased value is largely due to increased construction materials, sand and gravel, and crushed stone production.