Nicholls Mine

QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
Source"WPA History of Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, " WPA Project #3542, DAR Pioneer Museum, Jan. 3, 1880. P.462-363
Initialdate1998-07-24 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-10 00:00:00-07
HistoryThis coal mine opened in October by John Nicholls. It is situated one-half mile west of the schoolhouse, on south side of Clear Creek. When the mine was first opened a shaft was sunk down a little over 100 feet with a south level opened out to 500 feet and a north level to 750 feet. In 1877 the shaft was sunk 50 feet more and a new level opened. In 1879 the shaft was sunk 65 feet further down to a total depth of 225 feet. At this level on north entry was opened north 150 feet and south 100 feet. 1880 production was 100 tons of coal per day. 25 men were employed with four teams hauling the coal.