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Coal Creek Mine

Located in Fremont County, Colorado

 
Coal Creek MineThe Coal Creek Mine, originally called the Canon Mine, was the first mine opened by a CF&I predecessor, which in this case was Central Colorado Improvement Company (CCI).

The vein was nearly horizontal with only a slight dip, and the coal was about five feet thick, uniform in quality, free of slate, and easily mined. [1]
 

 

Coal Creek No. 1: 1872-?
 
Coal Creek No. 2: 1886-?
 
Coal Creek No. 3 (Nushaft, Rockvale No. 3): 1912-1931
 
Total Production (tons): 5,605,352

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