Colorado Fuel and Iron: Company Mines

Coal Ridge Coal Mine

Location: Garfield County, Colorado
Years of Operation: 1889-1892
Total Production (tons): 23,637
Coal Ridge was the largest on the Wheeler vein. Originally opened by Wheeler & Devereux, the mine was later purchased by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company in 1888. Located on Burning Mountain, the Consolidated boasted of rich coal veins more than 50 feet thick.

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