RockTalk: Industrial Minerals in Colorado


This edition of RockTalk delves into Colorado’s industrial minerals. Digital PDF download. RT-05-03D

From the Introduction:

The “Industrial Minerals” Category of Mineral Resources

Few people wax nostalgic about the early years of sand and gravel mining, or the fabulous clay “strikes” of Jefferson County, or striking it rich in the nahcolite fields near Meeker. Even coal has more fame and romance attached to it than, for instance, limestone. But industrial minerals and rocks are literally the building blocks of our society, and Colorado possesses abundant resources of several mineral commodities in this category.