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Vulcan Mine

Vulcan Mine on Burning Mountain in New Castle

New Castle, CO – Historic Mine

Vulcan Mine is an old coal mine on Burning Mountain in New Castle, CO. This is an old site.

News about the Vulcan Mine can be found at:
Fox 31 Denver (November 15, 2016) – 120-year-old fire still burning in Colorado town
Post Independent (July 11, 2007) – Vulcan mine claimed 89 lives by 1918

A sign about the mine at Grand River Park reads: (Click to expand)
Grand River Park
Vulcan Mine & Vulcan City

Looking east up the Colorado River you can view the remnants of the Vulcan coal mine. In the 1890s, a small community called Vulcan City cropped up below the mine, near the river. The community consisted mainly of homes and tenement quarters. Miners and their families had to make the two mile commute, using the Roderick Ferry across the Colorado River, to New Castle for their amenities. The barren scar that runs across the Grand Hogback behind you represents the end of the Vulcan Mine. That lifeless area is caused by a fire that sill burns inside the mountain that once produced some of the finest coal in the state. Three deadly mine explosions are responsible for igniting the coal vein. The explosions occurred in 1896, 1913, and 1918. A total of 89 men’s lives came to a violent end when methane explosions occurred in the Vulcan Mine.”


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