What Are the Basalt Kilns?

By |2017-09-22T10:00:40+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Basalt, Blog, Things to Do|

The Basalt charcoal kilns in were constructed by the Aspen Silver Company in the late 1800s to mine raw ore. The rising demand for smelting charcoal at the time inspired the creation of seven separate kilns. When charcoal is refined it burns hotter than wood; that’s why the kilns were designed using unfired brick, native [...]