White Ash Mine Memorial
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White Ash Mine Memorial

Golden, Jefferson County , Colorado, USA

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  • Get directions Birch Street
    Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, 80401 USA
  • Cemetery ID: 2344718


In 1889, a mine collapse allowed water in an adjacent abandoned and flooded mine to rush into the White Ash mine, drowning the 10 men working in this mine. The mine was closed and abandoned following the flood, entombing the bodies.

The White Ash coal mine extended underground from what is now the athletic fields of the Colorado School of Mines northward to a point about 1 mile north of Clear Creek.

A red granite marker commemorates the site of the White Ash Mine disaster.

Source: U.S. Geologic Survey

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  • Added: 7 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 2344718