Crested Butte

The Crested Butte mining district is located in Gunnison County around the town of Crested Butte and is a coal mining district.The total amount of coal mined from the coal field was approximately 18,662,334short-tons.

Below:Tipple at Crested Butte credit: William Henry Jackson.Courtesy Denver Public Library, History Colorado.

Tipple at Crested Butte, Colorado credit: William Henry Jackson

Top 10 Mines of the Crested Butte Coal Field by Production (in short-tons):

1. Crested Butte #1 and 2 – 10,068,811
2. Alpine – 2,257,787
3. Anthracite Mesa – 1,297,196
4. Ruby – 825,324
5. Bulkley #2 – 788,148
6. Horace – 715,468
7. Kubler – 705,278
8. Littell – 461,929
9. Baldwin (Old) – 297,236
10. Bulkley – 290,326