IS-59 Colorado Mineral and Mineral Fuel Activity 2000


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Citation: Wray, L. L., Christopher J. Carroll, John W. Keller, and James A. Cappa. “IS-59 Colorado Mineral and Mineral Fuel Activity, 2000.” Mineral and Mineral Fuel. Information Series. Denver, CO: Colorado Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, 2001.


This annual report describes exploration, development, and production activity of the gas and oil, coal, and mineral industries of Colorado in 2000. Includes information on the economic impact of these industries to the state. 44 pages. 43 figures. 15 tables. Digital PDF download. IS-59D

The Colorado Geological Survey Mineral Resources Section estimates the total value of 2000 mineral and mineral fuel production in Colorado to be $3,833 million dollars, a 35 percent increase from the 1999 total value of $2,835 million. The total value of oil, natural gas, and carbon dioxide production in 1999 was $2,830 million, a 48 percent increase from the 1999 value of $1,909 million. A higher oil and natural gas price is the primary reason for the increase in value for 2000. The value of Colorado coal production is estimated at $437 million.

Nonfuel mineral production — including metals, industrial minerals, and construction materials – The USGS Mineral Information Office estimates the value of the 2000 non-fuel mineral production to be $566 million. This figure is an increase of two percent from the 1999 value of $555 million. The increased value is mostly due to increased production of construction materials.

These and many other fascinating details are discussed in the report.