About the Western Mining Digital Collection
Mining played a vital role in the development of the West. Immigrants often began their work lives in the United States as miners and this ethnic diversity is well represented in our mining image collection.
The Denver Public Library’s Digital Collections encompass over 12,000 digital images showing various mines, machinery, ore processing facilities, mine interiors, mills, smelters and miners of all types. We also have several mining directories and mining accident indexes.