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Elkton Mine
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I am not 100% sure which mine is seen here in the foreground right, but I've decided (16.11.2021) that this is more likely to be the Kitty Lane Mine group then my thinking of this being part of the Thompson mine. This as I have a glass plate negative give me a shaft-house that fits better to the Thompson, making this better suited to be Kitty Lane looking at the bad view and my old 1903 topographic map, and a 1902 claims overview map where I see railroad lines drawn in. This sadly not great view here indicates an ore-bin just at the tail-end of the M.T. switchback going up the Elkton Mine coal bins. It can of course still be that I am wrong, but I think I am right now, and that this was part of the Kitty Lane operation on the Kittie Lane, and Sitting Bull Nos. 1 & 2 lodes, making up the Kitty Lane group.
   This view itself is more about/towards the Elkton Mine in the distance, one of the larger mines in the District, while in the foreground the ore bin and trestle from some mine – as mention, most likely the Kitty Lane Mine can be seen, a small mining operation.
   The massive trestle seen is part of the Midland Terminal trackage to get access to the coal bins of the power plant for the Elkton Mine, which also possible was served by the Short Line using the Low Line trolley tracks. A string of boxcars can be seen on that track off to the right of the trestle in the distance.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.11.2021 (09:56:11)
Title on Image:
Elkton Mine and the Kitty Lane Mine
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Description:
I am not 100% sure which mine is seen here in the foreground right, but I've decided (16.11.2021) that this is more likely to be the Kitty Lane Mine group then my thinking of this being part of the Thompson mine. This as I have a glass plate negative give me a shaft-house that fits better to the Thompson, making this better suited to be Kitty Lane looking at the bad view and my old 1903 topographic map, and a 1902 claims overview map where I see railroad lines drawn in. This sadly not great view here indicates an ore-bin just at the tail-end of the M.T. switchback going up the Elkton Mine coal bins. It can of course still be that I am wrong, but I think I am right now, and that this was part of the Kitty Lane operation on the Kittie Lane, and Sitting Bull Nos. 1 & 2 lodes, making up the Kitty Lane group.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view itself is more about/towards the Elkton Mine in the distance, one of the larger mines in the District, while in the foreground the ore bin and trestle from some mine – as mention, most likely the Kitty Lane Mine can be seen, a small mining operation.
graphic for visual presentation of text The massive trestle seen is part of the Midland Terminal trackage to get access to the coal bins of the power plant for the Elkton Mine, which also possible was served by the Short Line using the Low Line trolley tracks. A string of boxcars can be seen on that track off to the right of the trestle in the distance.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cropped view from a Group of images published in a Picture Book called O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold, Series 3. Views is copyrighted 1904 by William Edward Hook.
Copyright Notice:
View is Copyright by William Edward Hook through a book published in 1904.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • page 43; O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold, Series 3; Published by The Railroad View Publishing Co. - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00672
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#20]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#20
I wish this was a better photo but sadly being from a printed source this version of this shot by photographer O. E. Masters is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, but it is what I have and it appeared in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
   View is of the more 'modern' version of the Elkton mine structures, with both part of the town of Elkton and Raven Gold Mining Company works visible, as in the shaft house up on the hill in the background, consolidated with the Elkton mine in 1900 as per info in Hill's Manual of June 1900.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
05.11.2021 (07:40:45)
Title on Image:
The Elkton Consolidated M. & M. Co. Mine
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
Description:
I wish this was a better photo but sadly being from a printed source this version of this shot by photographer O. E. Masters is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, but it is what I have and it appeared in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is of the more 'modern' version of the Elkton mine structures, with both part of the town of Elkton and Raven Gold Mining Company works visible, as in the shaft house up on the hill in the background, consolidated with the Elkton mine in 1900 as per info in Hill's Manual of June 1900.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 63 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 63; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01377
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#427]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#427
   I like this view as I get to see a larger shaft structure at the location SW of Elkton where my 1903 USGS map say the Thompson Mine was located.
* Elkton Public School is seen with its eastern North Side just to the left of the Elkton Shaft structure.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.10.2021 (22:22:03)
Title on Image:
View Back at Elkton Mine & Town, From Alongside M.T. North of Elkton [1]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I like this view as I get to see a larger shaft structure at the location SW of Elkton where my 1903 USGS map say the Thompson Mine was located.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Elkton Public School is seen with its eastern North Side just to the left of the Elkton Shaft structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00133
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#388]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#388
In foreground left is part of the older Elkton Mine Shaft House, and I think the foreground right structure is the Office. Some houses of Elkton climb Raven Hill, and then the large Ore-house of the Raven Gold Mining Company is seen. Not much else to share at this moment, still not scanned the image, this is from an inverted preview on eBay from when I bought this Glass-Plate negative.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.09.2021 (11:20:25)
Title on Image:
View Elkton Mine and Raven Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
In foreground left is part of the older Elkton Mine Shaft House, and I think the foreground right structure is the Office. Some houses of Elkton climb Raven Hill, and then the large Ore-house of the Raven Gold Mining Company is seen. Not much else to share at this moment, still not scanned the image, this is from an inverted preview on eBay from when I bought this Glass-Plate negative.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00114
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#380]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#380
This seems very much to be a photographic copy of a photo, even possible the left side of a longer one and which I sure hope to find the right side of it too as there is a possibility that one holds an image of the mill I like to call ''my mill'' {the Economic Mill].
   I had to darken the images some though as they came out very light, and I also made some corrections to the left, right, top and bottom sides to make it a square image. Scene is taken from east slope Beacon Hill looking across Arequa and onto Elkton in the background about middle sideways and about 1/3 down from the top. Raven Hill is stretching up on the left side while in background right is the Bull Hill area.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2019 (10:33:31)
Title on Image:
Elkton, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This seems very much to be a photographic copy of a photo, even possible the left side of a longer one and which I sure hope to find the right side of it too as there is a possibility that one holds an image of the mill I like to call ''my mill'' {the Economic Mill].
graphic for visual presentation of text I had to darken the images some though as they came out very light, and I also made some corrections to the left, right, top and bottom sides to make it a square image. Scene is taken from east slope Beacon Hill looking across Arequa and onto Elkton in the background about middle sideways and about 1/3 down from the top. Raven Hill is stretching up on the left side while in background right is the Bull Hill area.
Image Note:
My Collection; Negative from unknown source. Enhanced 300dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01263
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#357]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#357
From my best judgement, this is one long photo that been copied over unto three negatives [P-01252 | P-01253 | P-01254], all showing the Elkton Mine in an early look. This is the middle one.
   Raven Hill is in background left and Bull Hill is the hill on the right. Town of Elkton is in its very early stages at the location behind the Elkton Shaft House, but from other views I know there is more houses and homes down hill outside the view at lower right.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2019 (10:25:45)
Title on Image:
On Line of Midland Ter. Ry., Raven Hill & Mines [Panorama no. 2; Middle]
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
From my best judgement, this is one long photo that been copied over unto three negatives [P-01252 | P-01253 | P-01254], all showing the Elkton Mine in an early look. This is the middle one.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill is in background left and Bull Hill is the hill on the right. Town of Elkton is in its very early stages at the location behind the Elkton Shaft House, but from other views I know there is more houses and homes down hill outside the view at lower right.
Image Note:
My Collection; Negative from unknown source.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01253
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#356]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#356
This view at the northern side of the Elkton Mine complex is a quite nice one, but it has faded a little and appears washed out. There is an automobile parked at the old Shaft House where only the north portion of it still stands, the Head-Frame is in the Open air so to speak, but they kept the landing area and covered trestle over to the Ore-House Structure. A man is standing with a small hand ore-car at the door out of the orehouse on the trestlework to the dump areas. There is also a single Midland Terminal Gondola parked almost under one of those dump track trestles.
   Town of Elkton is partly seen behind the mine with a couple of houses visible, and along the right-hand side, about halfway up from bottom, there appears to be an Adit/Tunnel Portal into the hillside in the distance which I think would be Battle Mountain in terms of name of the hill, while the Adit I do not know, but this might be part of the Eclipse-Carbonate Queen Mine operation.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.07.2018 (09:05:33)
Title on Image:
#E-5; Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view at the northern side of the Elkton Mine complex is a quite nice one, but it has faded a little and appears washed out. There is an automobile parked at the old Shaft House where only the north portion of it still stands, the Head-Frame is in the Open air so to speak, but they kept the landing area and covered trestle over to the Ore-House Structure. A man is standing with a small hand ore-car at the door out of the orehouse on the trestlework to the dump areas. There is also a single Midland Terminal Gondola parked almost under one of those dump track trestles.
graphic for visual presentation of text Town of Elkton is partly seen behind the mine with a couple of houses visible, and along the right-hand side, about halfway up from bottom, there appears to be an Adit/Tunnel Portal into the hillside in the distance which I think would be Battle Mountain in terms of name of the hill, while the Adit I do not know, but this might be part of the Eclipse-Carbonate Queen Mine operation.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03844
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#336]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#336
This view by Julia, as by last check of my database on June 27, 2018, I counted/know of 5 uses of this scene for various postcard editions/crops and as 1 photo – this one. This photo does however feels like it is a copy from another source, it did not feel like an original photograph sadly.
   The Scene is from a location along the Midland Terminal Switchback up to the Powerhouse of the Elkton Mine, the mine is the main focus here, but Raven Hill looms in the background and part of the houses in the townsite of Elkton is also visible. In addition, there are several railroad cars seen on the railroad business side of the mine.
   The Tornado Shaft House is seen up on the more northern slope of Raven Hill, about 1/5 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side, with a sort of a cupola on top of the roof line. There used to be more shaft-houses seen on the hillside behinds the Elkton, but none seems to be there anymore.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.06.2018 (13:32:28)
Title on Image:
Elkton Mine & Town in Background
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view by Julia, as by last check of my database on June 27, 2018, I counted/know of 5 uses of this scene for various postcard editions/crops and as 1 photo – this one. This photo does however feels like it is a copy from another source, it did not feel like an original photograph sadly.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Scene is from a location along the Midland Terminal Switchback up to the Powerhouse of the Elkton Mine, the mine is the main focus here, but Raven Hill looms in the background and part of the houses in the townsite of Elkton is also visible. In addition, there are several railroad cars seen on the railroad business side of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Tornado Shaft House is seen up on the more northern slope of Raven Hill, about 1/5 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side, with a sort of a cupola on top of the roof line. There used to be more shaft-houses seen on the hillside behinds the Elkton, but none seems to be there anymore.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Somewhat Enhanced from my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03667
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#320]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#320
A winter view at the partly exposed Head-Frame part of the Elkton Mine on Raven Hill, looking from the north and west side. Snow covers the ground and in the background is the saddle between Battle Mountain on left and Squaw Mountain on right if I am not mistaken.
   * The Carbonate Queen Head-frame and surface structures are seen in the background left, about center top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side. Quite some dumps in that area it seems.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.05.2018 (08:42:30)
Title on Image:
Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
A winter view at the partly exposed Head-Frame part of the Elkton Mine on Raven Hill, looking from the north and west side. Snow covers the ground and in the background is the saddle between Battle Mountain on left and Squaw Mountain on right if I am not mistaken.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Carbonate Queen Head-frame and surface structures are seen in the background left, about center top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side. Quite some dumps in that area it seems.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03642
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#308]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#308
While the image quality is not that great due to the age and distance and all that, it still is a very important image to have! I struggle a little dating it as while it has a post stamp of 1908, I am unable to find the switchback from the M.T. up to the coal bins of Elkton Mine, which is shown on a USGS topographic map dated 1902/1903, which together with the showing of the Low Line which dates this after 1900, should narrow the timeframe down quite much, but the Elkton Mine structures gives me the impression this is way later then near 1900.
   This due to the fact Sanborn 1900 (CC Sheet 17) shows a different structure here, while photo matches better with Sanborn 1908 map (CC Sheet 30). But then again, that later map fails to show some of the mine structures seen here so that suggest this view predates it. And as my USGS map show a spur not here I must admit that this is from a timeframe of less than 3-years. More research is needed.
   Near bottom of this view lays a row of houses which forms the upper part of the settlement know as Eclipse, along Eclipse Gulch, stretching from about where F. & C.C. crosses the gulch and to around where the Economic Mill was further down the gulch at left, as far as I know.
   The grade of the F. & C.C. is seen about 1/4 up from the bottom, with a passenger train near right-hand side, heading towards Cripple Creek. There are several mine operations seen below and above that grade, but my knowledge is way too limited to tell anything about any of them.
   The town of Elkton is seen on the lower slope of Raven hill in the right-most half of the photo around middle of view top/down, where the large Elkton Mine makes up about center of this card, with the railroad grade of the M.T. running just left of the mine.
   The Low Line is seen about 1/3 up from bottom near right-hand side, climbing the hill towards left and about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side it changes directions and goes towards right, cross over the M.T. on trestle and passes the Elkton mine on the right side.
   The Thompson large Shaft House (I think) is seen about center of view top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, sadly I don't know of any Sanborn map of this structure, not that I can recall at the time of this writing [08.08.2017].
   There is also another mine structure at right foreground of the Thompson, left of the Low Line grade, but I dare not guestimate a name for that mine, nor do I dare take a stab at the name of the ones seen inside the town of Elkton either. One is easy to spot, just right of the mainline of M.T. with a large dump area, the other is more hidden among houses, still with a dump though. One day I hope to learn all this, one day.
   Raven Hill has it shares of mines as well, but the one I sort of care about is the Bostwick Shaft House, seen about 1/3 down from top and slightly right of center of view sideways, up from right-hand side of the Elkton mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.04.2018 (08:38:46)
Title on Image:
Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the age and distance and all that, it still is a very important image to have! I struggle a little dating it as while it has a post stamp of 1908, I am unable to find the switchback from the M.T. up to the coal bins of Elkton Mine, which is shown on a USGS topographic map dated 1902/1903, which together with the showing of the Low Line which dates this after 1900, should narrow the timeframe down quite much, but the Elkton Mine structures gives me the impression this is way later then near 1900.
graphic for visual presentation of text This due to the fact Sanborn 1900 (CC Sheet 17) shows a different structure here, while photo matches better with Sanborn 1908 map (CC Sheet 30). But then again, that later map fails to show some of the mine structures seen here so that suggest this view predates it. And as my USGS map show a spur not here I must admit that this is from a timeframe of less than 3-years. More research is needed.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near bottom of this view lays a row of houses which forms the upper part of the settlement know as Eclipse, along Eclipse Gulch, stretching from about where F. & C.C. crosses the gulch and to around where the Economic Mill was further down the gulch at left, as far as I know.
graphic for visual presentation of text The grade of the F. & C.C. is seen about 1/4 up from the bottom, with a passenger train near right-hand side, heading towards Cripple Creek. There are several mine operations seen below and above that grade, but my knowledge is way too limited to tell anything about any of them.
graphic for visual presentation of text The town of Elkton is seen on the lower slope of Raven hill in the right-most half of the photo around middle of view top/down, where the large Elkton Mine makes up about center of this card, with the railroad grade of the M.T. running just left of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Low Line is seen about 1/3 up from bottom near right-hand side, climbing the hill towards left and about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side it changes directions and goes towards right, cross over the M.T. on trestle and passes the Elkton mine on the right side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Thompson large Shaft House (I think) is seen about center of view top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, sadly I don't know of any Sanborn map of this structure, not that I can recall at the time of this writing [08.08.2017].
graphic for visual presentation of text There is also another mine structure at right foreground of the Thompson, left of the Low Line grade, but I dare not guestimate a name for that mine, nor do I dare take a stab at the name of the ones seen inside the town of Elkton either. One is easy to spot, just right of the mainline of M.T. with a large dump area, the other is more hidden among houses, still with a dump though. One day I hope to learn all this, one day.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill has it shares of mines as well, but the one I sort of care about is the Bostwick Shaft House, seen about 1/3 down from top and slightly right of center of view sideways, up from right-hand side of the Elkton mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03287
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#239]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#239