Mine History and Facts

All that is left of Frontier Mine No. 1 in 2000
(picture by jrobertslott)

Facts in 1923:
  • First opened about 1897
  • Owned and operated by the Kemmerer Coal Company
  • over a mile in length, with a 16 degree pitch  
  •  31 entries, the last being a sump
  • Three pumps conveyed the water to the surface, and are operated at full time during the spring season, but about half time the rest of the year
  • The mine is worked on the room and pillar system
  • Production of the No. 1 mine before the accident was between 600 and 700 tons per day.
  • Most of the coal production was used by the Oregon Short Line Railroad.
The Kemmerer Republican, Friday, August 17, 1923, page 1
Kemmerer Coal Company, "Capturing Energy, For more than eighty years...and still growing.", Frontier, Wyoming 83121, no pagi.

Collection of coal mining lamps
(picture by jrobertslott 2000)