Diversity in Mining

View of rural town in Guffey, Colorado taken in the late 1880s

View of rural town in Guffey, Colorado taken in the late 1880s

Mines exist because of the people working them. Historcally, diverse groups of people have been involved with mining in Colorado and the Western United States.

This section explores the roles of African Americans, Indigenous Americans, Asian Americans, and Mexican Americans in the mining industry.