For many years, the mines beneath Clear Creek had problems with water seepage. In 1879, the Black Diamond Mine north of the White Ash Mine was abandoned because of such seepage. It was water from the Black Diamond Mine that burst into the White Ash through a seam weakened by an earlier mine fire. But the legacy of the White Ash Mine lived on, with three other area mines named for it. The original was named for the ash left after its coal was burned. Today, people may visit and remember the victims of this disaster at a marker of the mine's entrance.
Background photo: View from Lariat Loop Trail on Lookout Mountain east over Golden, circa 1888. Courtesy Colorado School of Mines.
Caption: Group of miners. Courtesy Golden Pioneer Museum.
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 480941 N 4400779|
|Decimal Degrees||39.75671667, -105.22248333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 45.403', W 105° 13.349'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 45' 24.18" N, 105° 13' 20.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||303, 720|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1081-1129 Clear Creek Trail, Golden CO 80401, US|
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