Murphy Coal Mine

Address: Ralston Creek, five miles from Golden

1879 - Incorporated Dec. 27, 1871. Capital Stock 200,000 dollars. John Q. Charles, pres.; Henry C. Dillion, secretary and treasurer; D.M. Murphy, supt. The property comprises 480 acres of land on Ralston Creek, five miles from Golden and one mile form Colorado Central Railroad. Mine had a shaft 14 feet wide by 18 feet long and 150 feet deep. On the surface are two 60 horsepower engines capable of raising tons of coal daily.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Source: "WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado," WPA Project #3542,DAR Pioneer Museum;Corbett, "The Directory of Mines," 1879, p. 264, CHS
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012

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