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Colorado School of Mines

During my study I participated with an exchange program. During fall 2002 I went for 1 semester to the Colorado School of mines in Golden. Golden is located just west of Denver and lies against the eastern border of the Rocky Mountains. The field works and the many excursions made the exchange program very exiting and learnfull. In Fall 2004 I returned to CSM to the in order to obtain a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering. I Graduated May 13th 2005. During this year I made a lot of new friends


Courses I successfully completed at CSM, Colorado, USA.

First Semester:

  • Foundations
  • Engineering geomorphology
  • Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
  • Case Histories in Geological Eng. & Hydrology



Rafting on the Colorado river

Second Semester:
  • Advanced Rock Mechanics
  • Surface Mine Design
  • Geostatistical ore reserve estimation
  • Mine Safety



People who almost live in the lab

Third Semester:

  • Economic Evaluation and investments
  • Mine System Analysis
  • Operation Research(CSM)
  • Rock Slope Engineering


  Where I lived during my study


Links to pictures

Cripple Creak Mine Visit: Excursion to a large open pit gold mine near Colorado Springs

Edgar Mine: Mine Safety cours given in the experimental mine from CSM. Included general mining tasks

International Day: Event which included food dishes from all over the world, including "olie bollen".

Mine Expo in Las Vegas: A huge mining exposition in the center of Las Vegas.

Oficce and House: Places where I stayed most of my time

SME Meeting in Salt Lake: Anaul SME conferentie in Salt Lake City.

Graduation: Graduation seremony and reseption.



  Graduated at last



Website: Jeroen van Nes, The Netherlands
Update: 28 May 2005