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Mint (aka Index Mine)
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   To me this was a 'Get It!' type of view, hard to explain why though, but the feel was just that strong! For the first time in my life I have a view if this Ore-House in a way that I can visualize where it was photographed from, and with the Deep Cut of the Low Line partly visible in the foreground, this was an informative type of image, even for its faded view.
   It is also an informative view as the dump trestle out from the Ore-House going across the side-spur of the Low Line is seen here as very long unsupported trestle, so to create support, they did a 'wire down into a frame below the middle and back up again' type of supporting the long span, and I've not seen that before so that was a great treat to see that detail!
Media Info Last Updated:
01.08.2018 (11:44:24)
Title on Image:
A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
To me this was a 'Get It!' type of view, hard to explain why though, but the feel was just that strong! For the first time in my life I have a view if this Ore-House in a way that I can visualize where it was photographed from, and with the Deep Cut of the Low Line partly visible in the foreground, this was an informative type of image, even for its faded view.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is also an informative view as the dump trestle out from the Ore-House going across the side-spur of the Low Line is seen here as very long unsupported trestle, so to create support, they did a 'wire down into a frame below the middle and back up again' type of supporting the long span, and I've not seen that before so that was a great treat to see that detail!
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03809
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#345]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#345
   This view is showing the Morning Glory mine up close. Marked Doctor-Jack Pot Estate in a copy I have from an unknown printed source (as per 07.01.2017) where text visible mention 1904 and eleven years ago, making this issue a 1911 one – hence the date on this view must precede that year. I was extra please the day I found this view also on the PPLD site, making it way better to get a good look at the mines in the background.
   Middle top you see the orehouse and hoist house of the Index Mine, while the small shaft house of the Union Bell is seen about half width towards the right-hand side, with the side spur to the Index seen below the mines, and he railroad fill belonging to the Low Line sort of cutting through the upper part of the Morning Glory smokestacks.
Media Info Last Updated:
11.06.2017 (12:22:31)
Title on Image:
Morning Glory Shaft of the Doctor-Jack Pot.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view is showing the Morning Glory mine up close. Marked Doctor-Jack Pot Estate in a copy I have from an unknown printed source (as per 07.01.2017) where text visible mention 1904 and eleven years ago, making this issue a 1911 one – hence the date on this view must precede that year. I was extra please the day I found this view also on the PPLD site, making it way better to get a good look at the mines in the background.
graphic for visual presentation of text Middle top you see the orehouse and hoist house of the Index Mine, while the small shaft house of the Union Bell is seen about half width towards the right-hand side, with the side spur to the Index seen below the mines, and he railroad fill belonging to the Low Line sort of cutting through the upper part of the Morning Glory smokestacks.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned Negative from an unknown printed source.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01257 & I-01208
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#14]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#14
This view of lower Gold Hill is interesting in several ways as it shows several mines and three railroad lines.
* At bottom front is the Ophelia Tunnel seen, with its large crib wall and big power plant and tunnel house.
* Above the Ophelia is seen first the roadbed of the F. & C.C and then the M.T. railroad further up, while near upper left is the roadbed of the Low Line, it enters into a large cutting somewhere left of the Pointer mine.
* Near upper left is also the Pointer mine structures, by looking at the PPLD view at 100% one can actually read the name Pointer on the ore-house of this mine and Pointer Mine on their shaft house.
* Just uphill, behind the Pointer is another mine, they appear to have a head frame in front of their hoist house, I think that would be the Keystone Mine, but I am not certain. It could be a shaft on the Independence claim as that actually fits better with a claim map and a shaft on that, but I still think this mine would been known as Keystone.
* Left of the Pointer mine, up top at edge of view, there is the mine I know as Index Mine, but I also seen it as the Mint Mine before the Index mine came along, and possible this might been known as Keystone, Irish Molly or Goddard in early days as I think it is on one of those claims. This is before they built the large ore-house along the side-spur of the Short Line, taking off from the Low Line behind the hill so to speak.
* Also left of the Pointer, further down from the Index, is what I believe a structure on the Red Spruce, a small shed like, possible a hoist house, on the upper of two small dumps just above the M.T. roadbed.
* Just right off the Pointer mine is the structures of the Maggie No. 2 mine, the dump of the Pointer almost seem to engulf the small triangular head frame they seem to have on their property.
* Almost middle of page, uphill from the Ophelia there is a mine structure between the F. & C.C. and M.T. mainlines, quite a big head frame, hoist house and shed, water-tank and smokestack so more than a prospect type of mine operation. But, I have a hard time placing it on a claim map and find a name for it, as it could on both the Puzzle & Bird claims. Possible others crossing same area, but for now I think it is the Puzzle mine structures.
There are more structures but I am not able to decode things better at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:22:08)
Title on Image:
Lower Gold Hill with Ophelia Tunnel at Its Base, Railroads and Pointer Mine Up Left Near Top.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of lower Gold Hill is interesting in several ways as it shows several mines and three railroad lines.
graphic for visual presentation of text* At bottom front is the Ophelia Tunnel seen, with its large crib wall and big power plant and tunnel house.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Above the Ophelia is seen first the roadbed of the F. & C.C and then the M.T. railroad further up, while near upper left is the roadbed of the Low Line, it enters into a large cutting somewhere left of the Pointer mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near upper left is also the Pointer mine structures, by looking at the PPLD view at 100% one can actually read the name Pointer on the ore-house of this mine and Pointer Mine on their shaft house.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just uphill, behind the Pointer is another mine, they appear to have a head frame in front of their hoist house, I think that would be the Keystone Mine, but I am not certain. It could be a shaft on the Independence claim as that actually fits better with a claim map and a shaft on that, but I still think this mine would been known as Keystone.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Left of the Pointer mine, up top at edge of view, there is the mine I know as Index Mine, but I also seen it as the Mint Mine before the Index mine came along, and possible this might been known as Keystone, Irish Molly or Goddard in early days as I think it is on one of those claims. This is before they built the large ore-house along the side-spur of the Short Line, taking off from the Low Line behind the hill so to speak.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Also left of the Pointer, further down from the Index, is what I believe a structure on the Red Spruce, a small shed like, possible a hoist house, on the upper of two small dumps just above the M.T. roadbed.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just right off the Pointer mine is the structures of the Maggie No. 2 mine, the dump of the Pointer almost seem to engulf the small triangular head frame they seem to have on their property.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Almost middle of page, uphill from the Ophelia there is a mine structure between the F. & C.C. and M.T. mainlines, quite a big head frame, hoist house and shed, water-tank and smokestack so more than a prospect type of mine operation. But, I have a hard time placing it on a claim map and find a name for it, as it could on both the Puzzle & Bird claims. Possible others crossing same area, but for now I think it is the Puzzle mine structures.
graphic for visual presentation of textThere are more structures but I am not able to decode things better at the moment.
Image Note:
From page 241 in the Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly, found through Internet Archive.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • page 241; Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly - Published in 1905.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00761
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#70]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#70
View of the Ore House and Shaft house of the Pointer Mine in foreground, with the Index Mine (former known as the Mint mine) in the left background. Between them is the Low Line roadbed.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:04:35)
Title on Image:
The Mint & Pointer Mines on Gold Hill.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
View of the Ore House and Shaft house of the Pointer Mine in foreground, with the Index Mine (former known as the Mint mine) in the left background. Between them is the Low Line roadbed.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 30 in Seeing Cripple Creek, Januar 1904 (Vol. 2, No. 2).
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 30; Seeing Cripple Creek; January 1904 - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01097
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#3]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#3