tours consist of a visit to the mining area to view mining practices,
geology, and equipment. Pictures are encouraged and some visitors want
samples of one of the earth’s most abundant and useful
natural resources – coal.
Steamboat Springs eight grade class (all 200) toured the Trapper Mine.
This busload couldn’t believe the dragline bucket could hold
the entire group. Maybe by the time they are seniors, we can see their
heads above the bucket.
Environmental Manager, Forrest Luke, explains the mining process to
Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor Gail Norton and a couple of
Karpan, then OSM director, along with members of her staff and Trapper
employees view successful revegatation efforts on Trapper’s
regrade on a chilly spring day in Northwest Colorado