Cokedale, Colorado

  

Cokedale Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: 1906

Current Population: 130

Peak Population: 1,500

Elevation: 6,332 Feet (1,930 meters)

Primary Mineral: Coal

State: Colorado

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Cokedale Description

Cokedale was established as a company town in 1906 by the American Smelting And Refining Company (ASARCO). By 1909, Cokedale had a population of 1,500. Each day it's #1 mine produced 1,500 tons of coal a day and its 350 coke ovens produced 800 tons of coke. Mining operations at Cokedale continued for 40 years and produced over a million tons of coal.

Unlike other mining communities in the state, which were abandoned when area mines closed, the residents of Cokedale had the opportunity to buy their homes and with the same community spirit incorporated their community in 1947.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

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