Where in the sourcecode files can this be checked?

For example, lets get a specific coin:

Chronon https://github.com/ChrononGroup/Chronon

In what file can one check the mining algorithm?

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    Your question is very broad, where in the source code varies for every altcoin.
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Depending on the coin, you can find the PoW algorithm by perusing the source code of the coin. For the coin you referenced, reviewing the directory Chronon/src/pow.cpp one can see the algorithm is X11.

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