Redstone, CO – Coke Ovens
The Redstone Coke Ovens are a series of coke ovens in Redstone, CO. The Redstone Coke Oven Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
More information about the Redstone Coke Ovens can be found at:
National Register of Historic Places – Redstone Coke Oven Historic District
Wikipedia – Redstone Coke Oven Historic District
Coke is made when special coals are heated to drive off volatile matter and moisture in the absence of oxygen. Coal was charged into these ovens from the top and after charging the ovens were sealed for 48 hours except for a small amount of air which was admitted to support enough combustion to maintain a coking temperature. As the finished coke was withdrawn from the ovens it was quenched with water to prevent further combustion.
The present coal mine operations were begun in 1956 by Mid-Continent Coal and Coke Company. Our production of premium quality coking coal is shipped to steel mills where it is blended with other coals prior to coking in modern “slot type” coke ovens.
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Mid-Contient Coal and Coke Company”