Colorado Fuel and Iron: Company Mines

Emerald Coal Mine

Location: Fremont County, Colorado
Years of Operation: 1919-1925
Total Production (tons): 93,567

The Emerald Mine was opened in 1908 by the Williamsburg Slope Coal Company on land leased by the AT & SF Railroad.  CF&I took over operation of the Mine December 1, 1919 after purchasing the equipment. Prior to its sale the mine produced 171,678 tons of coal. Production under CF&I was relatively small producing between 1,000 to 1,500 tons per month. CF&I invested $66,398.42 throughout the life of the mine. However unlike many CF&I mines there was no company town or store at the property. 

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