Vulcan Refining

Vulcan Refining, is a silver refiner with a history dating back late 1800’s in Gunnison, Colorado. However, they also had operations in Texas and Oklahoma all the way up until mid-1980’s. These vintage silver bars are always in hot demand!

  • Company Location(s): Colorado, Midwest Refiners, Oklahoma, Southwest Refiners, Texas
  • Dates of Operation: 1898 - 1986
  • Known Bar Sizes: ~1, ~5
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Vulcan Refining news vintage silver

Vulcan mine, Domingo (Vulcan) District, Gunnison County, Colorado, was operated mainly from 1898-1904. Then intermittently through the 1930s. In 1928 Vulcan, Good Hope, and other silver claims were consolidated and operated by Vulcan Consolidated Mines Corp.. Assessment work conducted in 1937 by Diamond C. Mining and Milling Co. Of Gunnison and who controlled the property in 1937.

In the Early 50’s, Newmont Mining conducted Cu-Zn exploration by geophysical surveys and core drilling. 1962, Osceola Mining Co. staked several claims but activities were unknown.

1974-75 Noranda Exploration optioned available claims and conducted geological mapping. Then beginning in 1983, owned by Herron Mining Co., and operated by WEBBCO, Cleveland, TX and Vulcan resources, Inc., El Paso, TX.

They began recovery of Au by cyanide heap-leach pad operation. Webbco and Vulcan then partnered with Great West Gold and Silver Inc., based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1986 to process old gold mine dumps near Vulcan, Colorado.

CREDIT: Research and content provided by Chris Fleming

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Vulcan Refining

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Vulcan Refining 1 oz.

Vulcan Refining

  • Metal: Silver
  • Weight Class: ~1
  • Specific Weight: 1.00
  • Shape: Rectangle, Rounded Edges
  • Configuration: Portrait
  • Type: Poured
  • Est. Mintage Date: 1970's, 1980's
  • Occurrence Frequency: Very Rare
  • Locations: Southwest Refiners, Texas
  • Misc.: Counterstamped
  • Contributed by: Christopher Fleming