Mining

Our solid mineral leases include:

  • Limestone
  • Gypsum
  • Coal
  • Precious metals
  • Construction materials
  • Other innovative ideas you have!

We also offer oil and gas leases. Solid mineral leases are offered either through direct negotiation or competitive sealed bid, and they are subject to approval by our board.  

Our lessees must comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. And they are required to obtain necessary local, state, and federal permits. Additionally, all of our lessees are required to follow our site-specific stewardship stipulations. Violating stewardship stipulations may result in lease termination. 

The Colorado Division of Mining, Reclamation, and Safety (DRMS) is the regulatory agency for solid mineral development in Colorado. The State Land Board is a separate agency from DRMS. Our agency and our lessees are subject to the same local, state, and federal rules and requirements as any private land owner.

How can we help you?

For questions or assistance about solid mineral leases, please contact Steve Freese, Interim Solid Minerals Leasing Manager, at 303-866-3454 ext. 3343 (steve.freese@state.co.us).

     

 

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