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Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode]
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Info Last updated: 27.10.2020 (10:35:50)
I am not 100% sure which mine is seen here in the foreground right, but I've so far (08.01.2017) ended up with thinking this is part of the Thompson mine as it sorts of fits both my old 1903 topographic map, and a 1902 claims overview map where I see railroad lines drawn in and this view here indicates an ore-bin just beside the M.T. switchback up the Elkton Mine coal bins.
   This view is more 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 - most likely the Thompson 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.Elkton Mine and the Kitty Lane Mine [aka Kittie Lane Mine]
Photo by: William Edward Hook
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.
View is Copyright by William Edward Hook through a book published in 1904.
Media ID: 20
Thomson Lode - Sur. No. 8349
My Collection; Claim map with Rails laid on top, based on the 1902 claims overview map I have.
Media ID: 203
I am not 100% certain that this is the Thompson shaft, but as it is the only head frame seen in this not that great postcard, I had to assume this is the one the title of the card talks about when it says "Thompson Shaft from Elkton Mine".Thompson Shaft (From Elkton Mine)
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Cropped from a 1200 dpi scan of a Postcard.
Media ID: 21
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
Raven Hill - S.W. Slope
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
    Fate details:
    Owned by:
    • Physicians Mining and Milling Company
      -> 1893-08-31 [claim Map]
      -> 1895-01-30 [claim Map]
    • Thompson Company
      -> 1896-03-28 [reported As Owner]
    Known claims:
    • Thomson lode - 8349
    Claim Links:
    Location Claim Description:
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    Known Transportation Connection:
      Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:
      Vertical Shaft
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      General notes:
      Map is boring. The Discovery Shaft is about 1/6 south of the northern border, making it more or less I think inside the town of Elkton. There is a second Shaft further south, about 5/12 south of the north border, and judging from the map where I put the railroads showing on my 1902 claims overview map unto the Amended map, it is not that far from either the M.T. mainline (being north of that) and about same distance east of the 1900 built roadbed of the Low Line and Short Line tracks.
      graphic for visual presentation of text On the Amended Map there has come another claim to the west trying to take some ground but not succeeding very much... Also a couple of other claims took small pieces here and there... Lost only a small piece though, went from 9937 Acres in the 1893 map to 9753 Acres in the Amended map from 1895.
      graphic for visual presentation of text I've traced the railroad lines shown on my 1902 claims map to show as good as I can get it the location of the Midland Terminal (M.T.) tracks - both the mainline and the switchback spur up to the coal bins of the Elkton mine - and the location of the Low Line Trolley and Short Line track, quite a bit across this claim with rails actually.