F.M.& D. Copper Mine
|Address:||1 1/2 mi. W. of Idledale.|
The malachite vein containing copper was first discovered in 1866 and was periodically worked until 1917. Piles of timber, tailings, and a huge rusted, metal boiler remain at the site. Remnants of several crude buildings are also visible. The boiler provided energy to operate a crusher to produce sludge that was transported to smelters in Golden. Resident Stanley Thiede says his father worked at the F.M.& D. in 1904 and again in 1917.
|Quad Map/Date:||S30, T4S, R70W|
|Sec/Town/Range:||Evergreen, 1965 (1994)|
|Source:||"City and Mountain Views," Interview, Stanley Thiede, Dec. 1996; Lomond, "Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present."|
|See Also:||Ferris McCaffrey Dillon Copper Mine|
|Last Modified:||Wed, November 28 2012|