Colorado Company, Ltd. Coal Mine

Incorporated 1878; capital stock, $500,000, Andrew McKinney, pres., William A.H. Loveland, general manager. The property is located on the Colorado Central Railroad, within the limits of Golden, and comprises a strip of land one half mile wide and three miles long. The mine has a shaft 300 feet deep and two entries aggregating 1300 feet in length. The vein is about fifteen feet wide and trends north and south. On the surface is a good shaft house capable of raising 100 tons of ore daily. In 1888 miners drifted 260 feet from the surface to a coal vein ten feet wide and another ten feet further measuring four feet six inches.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Source: "WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County,Colorado," WPA Project #3548, DAR Pioneer Museum; Feb 13, 1888, p.472. Corbet, "The Colorado Directoty of Mines," p.264, Colorado Historical Society
Last Modified: Wed, November 28 2012

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