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Colorado-Philadelphia Mill [aka Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Company Works]
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Info Last updated: 25.06.2023 (22:35:39)
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Chlorination Mill
Date Located / Formed:
Colorado City
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
    Dismantled / Removed
    Fate details:
    Closed in 1904, unknown reason.
    graphic for visual presentation of textIn Feb. 1912 it is reported to be Dismantled.
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          Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:
          Chlorination Mill
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          General notes:
          In 1896, at the foot of the hogbacks, near the eastern edge of what is now the Red Rock Canyon property, the Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Company built a chlorination mill for refining Cripple Creek gold ore. The mill which was completed in September of 1896 was the largest of its kind in the United States. The location of the mill at the base of the hogbacks was well chosen since it was less than a quarter mile from the main Midland tracks, close to an abundant source of building stone, and on the outskirts of Colorado City which was the industrial center of the region. Hundreds of tons of red sandstone from the Kenmuir Quarry in Red Rock Canyon went into its three foot thick foundation.
          graphic for visual presentation of text The Mill closed in 1904.