Pittsburgh Coal Mine


Address: Mouth of Chimney Gulch, 1/2 mile from Golden

1879- Owned by John Nichols. Located at the mouth of Chimney Gulch, 1/2 mile from Golden. The vein is eight inches in width, trends north and south, and pitches 17 degrees west. The shaft is 200 feet deep and four entries aggregating 2000 feet in length. On the surface is an engine house 18 feet by 32 feet, containing a 16 horsepower engine, one steam pump, and an hoisting apparatus. Yield 80 tons daily. Feb 1882, fire destroyed the engine room and a portion of fixtures. Damage estimated at 15,000 dollars.
Quad Map/Date: Morrison, 1965 (1994)
Source: "WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado," WPA Project # 3542, DAR Pioneer Museum, Feb 18, 1882, p. 467.; Corbet, "The Colorado of Mines," 1874, p. 264, CHS
Last Modified: Mon, December 10 2012
 


Send questions or comments about this Web Site to Planning and Zoning.