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Axial Basin Development Company prospectus

Identifier: COU:72

Scope and Contents

Collection is a "Prospectus for the Axial Basin Development Company of Axial, Colorado". Photographs and maps included for the coal mine company prospectus.


  • circa 1918

Biographical / Historical

The Axial Basin Development Company originated from of the Collom Mine. According to the Annual report of the state inspector of coal mines, Joseph Collom was the solitary owner and worker of this mine from 1916 to 1917. In 1918 the company name switched to the Axial Basin Development Company and it had employed five workers. In 1919 the company reported that its production output increased and that it employed forty-four men. Within one year that number fell to four employees and by 1921 it dropped to two employees. By the end of the early to middle of 1920’s the mine was abandoned.


.1 linear feet

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States