Mines Magazine is a four-color magazine published four times a year by Colorado School of Mines and the Mines Alumni Association. Colorado School of Mines is a highly respected applied science and engineering undergraduate and graduate university with an emphasis on energy, materials, earth resources and the environment. Mines Magazine is distributed to all known alumni residing in the U.S., campus faculty, graduate students and all members of the undergraduate senior class. The online edition is promoted via hyperlinked emails to:

  • to the same group as our print version, including all undergraduate students
  • all international alumni who we have emails for
  • all users on our social media sites and those who visit magazine.mines.edu

The magazine aims to keep readers in touch with the school and its alumni by providing coverage of campus events, academic programs, research, student life, alumni news and other issues of concern to the community. According to in-depth readership surveys, the magazine has a loyal and interested readership: the latest survey indicates that 94 percent of recipients read the magazine, with 39 percent of respondents reporting that they read it “cover-to-cover.” Mines Magazine has a press run of 30,000 and has been published continuously since 1910.

    Publication Requirements
    Publisher prefers high-resolution PDF files (CMYK at least 300 dpi). Completed ad material should be sent to [email protected]. All colors must be reproducible from process color. Any required changes are the advertiser’s responsibility. No changes can be made to ads after the material deadline without special permission from the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement at the publisher’s discretion.

    Trim size: 8.375 inches x 10.625 inches

    Storage and material: Materials are stored for one year by the publisher, and then destroyed unless other instructions are received from the advertiser or agency.

    Binding method: Saddle stitch

    Full bleed: Accepted on all ads (add 0.125 inch on all sides to accommodate), and we recommend a 0.25-inch margin.

    All prices below are for a single advertisement. Discounted rates apply to advertisers placing an order for a year at a time (four issues). To place your ad order, download our display ad order form, and email it to [email protected] or place your order online.

    *Please include a 0.125-inch bleed on all ad artwork.*


    Width and Height
    Insertion in 1 issue Insertion in 4 issues
    (price per issue)
    Inside front cover
    (full page)
    8.375 x 10.625 $2,490 $2,240
    Inside back cover
    (full page)
    8.375 x 10.625 $2,280 $2,050
    Full page 8.375 x 10.625 $2,075 $1,865
    2/3 page (vertical) 5.527 x 10.625 $1,525 $1,370
    2/3 page (horizontal) 7.012 x 8.375 $1,525 $1,370
    1/2 page (vertical) 4.187 x 10.625 $1,255 $1,130
    1/2 page (horizontal) 5.312 x 8.375 $1,255 $1,130
    1/3 page (vertical) 2.763 x 10.625 $920 $830
    1/3 page (horizontal) 3.506 x 8.375 $920 $830
    1/4 page 2.093 x 2.656 $760 $680

    To place your ad order, download our at-your-service ad order form, and email it to [email protected] or place your order online.


    Height and Width
    Price for 4 issues
    1 x 2.312 $250
    2 x 2.312 $375
    3 x 2.312 $485
    4 x 2.312 $600

    Advertisers can place an ad on website for three months or a year at a time, either in addition to the print advertisement or as a single advertisement order. To get the discounted full year rate, advertisers need to select this option up front. New ad artwork can be sent each quarter. Please submit a jpeg or gif optimized for web, RGB, 300 x 250 pixels. To place your online ad order, please email [email protected].


    One quarter $300
    Full year $1,000

    Mines Magazine is published four times a year: winter, spring, summer and fall. Ad orders and ad material must be received by the dates specified below.

    Spring 2020

    • Order Due 2/4
    • Ad Artwork Due 2/14
    • Anticipated Mail Drop 4/15

    Summer 2020

    • Order Due 5/4
    • Ad Artwork Due 5/14
    • Anticipated Mail Drop 7/15

    Fall 2020

    • Order Due 8/3
    • Ad Artwork Due 8/14
    • Anticipated Mail Drop 10/15

    Please contact Ashley Spurgeon at [email protected] or 303-273-3959 with any questions
    or for additional information.