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Mile Post 43.24

Pewabic and Iron Mines

by Dan Abbott

The Pewabic Mine was located on the south side of Russell Gulch near the town of that name.  The Pewabic and Iron mines were operated under one management.  The Gilpin Tramway reached the Pewabic Mine before the end of September 1888.  The shaft house of this mine burned on June 21, 1890, apparently from sparks from a passing Shay Locomotive.

By 1906 the Pewabic Consolidated Gold Mines Company had erected a large and substantial shaft house over the Iron Mine, which was connected by a wing with Pewabic shaft house, putting both mines under one roof.  J. C. Fleschhuft was the superintendent of this consolidated mining company.   Apparently, the original 600-foot spur of the Pewabic Mine was constructed between January and March 1905 at a cost of $384.58.  Before the end of October in 1907 two tracks were constructed at the Pewabic Mine to furnish more conventional means of switching and loading cars at a cost of $1,093.50.

In this view taken after 1906 looking east we see a group of miners posing for their photograph. Note the Gilpin ore cars on the double track which went through the mine. The Iron Mine is the building to the right, while the Pewabic mine is two the left
Abbott Collection

Old Town, Iron and Pewabic
Glimpses of Golden Gilpin Colorado 1909, Abbott Collection

Looking East, Pewabic is in upper right.

Aug 8, 1908 Mining Investor


Pewabic Iron Mine with top of the Old Town showing to the right.

Gilpin Historic Society

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