Glencoe Quarry

AddressUnder Ralston Reservoir, Golden, 80403
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS32, T2S, R70W
SourceEmmons, 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.
OtherDenver & Middle Park Railroad
Initialdate1992-02-06 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1996-04-25 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe 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.