Glencoe Quarry

Address: Under Ralston Reservoir, Golden, 80403

The Glencoe Quarry located on Ralston Creek was worked for durable creamy sandstone. Just north of Ralston Creek is the old Glencoe community, now a part of Ralston Reservoir. This early quarry was in full operation between 1884 and 1898 due to the Denver and Middle Park Railway which transported the sandstone. It is not known why the community and the quarry were given the name Glencoe.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S32, T2S, R70W
Source: Emmons, Cross & Eldridge, "Geology of the Denver Basin in Colorado"; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold, 1870-1904," pp. 5-7, 88; Wilkins, "Colorado Railroads," pp. 55, 278.
Other Names: Denver & Middle Park Railroad
Last Modified: Thu, April 25 1996

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