Latest News – August 9

Denver Airport Display Highlights Mining Benefits

This is the week when the most people come to Leadville. It’s the week leading up to the legendary Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race. Athletes and their support crews from all around the globe will fly into Denver, eventually making their way up to the Highest Incorporated City in North America. So if you’re one of those special travelers, take note of a special exhibit now on display inside Denver International Airport (DIA). 

The Beyond The Miens exhibit will be on display at the Denver Airport until September. Photo: Denver International Airport.

The Beyond The Miens exhibit will be on display at the Denver Airport until September. Photo: Denver International Airport.

While most think of heavy metals when it comes to Colorado’s mining industry, the “Beyond the Mines” exhibit highlights the breathtaking jewelry and sculptural works created from statewide metal-smiths.  The exhibit is located within the airport’s Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal, located on Level 6 just before the bridge security screening area. The exhibit will be on display through September and contains wearable jewelry, sculptural forms, rock and mineral specimens, gold and silver ore, raw copper, gems, and both historic and contemporary Colorado mining maps. 

From beautiful jewelry to common household, the items created from  the minerals extracted from the earth are endless. Photo: Denver International Airport

From beautiful jewelry to common household, the items created from the minerals extracted from the earth are endless. Photo: Denver International Airport

Artwork by members of the Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA) and Colorado’s mining museums, including Leadville’s National Mining Museum and Hall of Fame and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry will be featured, educating the public on what metals are mined in Colorado and all of the beautiful things that can be created from mining.  So if you’re traveling thru DIA, or know someone who is, be sure to stop by Termination A and give a nod to the industry that has kept Leadville going for more than 100 years and counting!

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