New Castle Coal Mine

AddressOne mile north of Golden near the hogback
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
Source"WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado," WPA Project #3542, DAR Pioneer Museum, Jan.3, 1800, p. 463; March 26, 1881, p. 465
Initialdate1998-07-24 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryOpened in April 1879 by M. Bertolin, the coal mine by 1800 had an 120-foot shaft and tunnel 300 feet to the north. The mine was timbered with six stopes. 15 men were employed and producing 25 tons of coal per day. March 1881 the coal mine's buildings burned to the ground with a loss estimated 8,000 dollars.