Denver Mining Club, Ltd., the Local Chapter of the International Order of Ragged Ass Miners, was established in 1891 and is the oldest active organization of its type in Colorado.

We meet at 11:30 a.m. every Monday–except holidays, as noted–for lunch and a program at the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill (in a private room), 3677 South Santa Fe Drive, Sheridan, CO 80110.  Visitors and guests are always welcome; join us for lunch one of these Mondays.

The Denver Mining Club is a public forum for the many facets of the mineral industry: prospecting and exploration; mine planning, development, and engineering; geology, geochemistry, and geophysics; environment and reclamation; mineral processing and metallurgy; legal, financial, and political matters; mining history and travelogues.  Use the tabs on this page to access past and upcoming talks or directions to our meeting place.

Volunteer to give a talk if you have an interesting story to share about your specialty; we’ll buy your lunch!  Contact Ed Crabtree, our Program Chair, 303-322-7460, email:

The Denver Mining Club supports selected mining museums and mineral-education programs.

Comments or questions:  Contact Dick Beach, Secretary, 303-986-6535, email: