This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Chieftain Mine


AddressSouth of Alameda Rd.
QuadMorrison, 1965 (1994)
SectionS24, T4S, R70W
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SourceCultural Resource Survey #5JF255, 1980, CHS
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThis clay pit mine dates from 1947 on land that was once part of the historic Rooney Ranch. It was never a large scale operation and had no connection with the Rooney family.
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