White Ash Coal Mining Company

May 1877, the White Ash Coal Mine shaft was down to 300 feet and 70 tons of coal taken out during the month. Opened by D.R. Hall and Al Jones. 1879 W.S. Wells purchased an interest and Hall retired. In 1880 the mine shaft was down 440 feet at that time the deepest coal mine in Colorado. Vein of coal is 8 feet to 9 feet in width and producing 50 tons daily. Operated by Golden Brick and Coal Company. 1885, Welch and Hodges purchased the mine and Golden Brick and Coal Company. 1893, mine is running at half capacity. 1895, White Ash closed permanently, 20 men unemployed.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Source: "WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado," WPA Project #3542, DAR Pioneer Museum, June 14, 1877; April 10, 1880, p. 464; Nov. 25, 1893, p. 483; Feb 16, 1895, p. 485
Last Modified: Mon, December 10 2012

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