MSHA Rocky Mountain District defines a
Tourist Mine as: Any mining operation that does
not have the
intent to produce and sell a product which affects commerce and whose primary intent is conducting tours of the mine.
State Statutory Authority - C.R.S. 34-21-110 -
Tourist mines. The office shall have the authority to inspect tourist mines in the state. In those cases where the public health and safety may be in danger, the office may close such mine until modification recommendations made by the office have been made. Where appropriate, such actions shall be made in consultation with the passenger tramway safety board.
The Mine Safety and Training Program (MSTP) inspects all tourist mines in the state to protect the health and safety of the public and employees at the mine. The health and safety standards at each operation will be inspected under
Federal Regulations 30 CFR, Part 57 - Safety and Health Standards - Underground Metal and Non-metal mines.In addition to 30 CFR, Part 57, the state MSTP staff will require the followining:
Contact: Bill York-Feirn, Program Administrator, (303) 866-3567x8151