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Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode]
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This is sadly not a good image but is the best I could get out of my 2400 dpi scan of a glass plate negative looking back at Elkton from Guyot Hill. Making this an extensive zoom-in-view, and I should not complain as it is still the best view I have of the Thompson Shaft House!
    Not much more to say, I realized to late that I should really have included the dump extending out of the view at left, but spent too much time already with this view trying to make it as best as I could, from a rude/rough not sharp at all base gray-tone into this colored edition here. Location is said to be on Little Bull Hill, which is the Southwest extension of Raven Hill, and I am not sure of that name was official or not, just seen it used sometimes of this hilltop sticking up. In the background a piece of the western slope of Squaw Mountain is seen. A couple of structures part of the community of Elkton is seen, and the quite large Shaft-house of the Thompson, which was the focus of my crop of the source image.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.11.2021 (14:21:23)
Title on Image:
Thompson Mine Shaft House, Elkton, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly not a good image but is the best I could get out of my 2400 dpi scan of a glass plate negative looking back at Elkton from Guyot Hill. Making this an extensive zoom-in-view, and I should not complain as it is still the best view I have of the Thompson Shaft House!
graphic for visual presentation of text Not much more to say, I realized to late that I should really have included the dump extending out of the view at left, but spent too much time already with this view trying to make it as best as I could, from a rude/rough not sharp at all base gray-tone into this colored edition here. Location is said to be on Little Bull Hill, which is the Southwest extension of Raven Hill, and I am not sure of that name was official or not, just seen it used sometimes of this hilltop sticking up. In the background a piece of the western slope of Squaw Mountain is seen. A couple of structures part of the community of Elkton is seen, and the quite large Shaft-house of the Thompson, which was the focus of my crop of the source image.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative, Cropped from 2400 dpi scan of my PicDB Ref. G-00133. I did procure the colored version of this image.
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 [#439]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#439
   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
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
   This postcard view of the Thompson Shaft from Elkton Mine sort of helps in telling there was a mine on the Thompson claim where the M.T. switchback up to the Elkton coalbins had its switch.  One can see part of the lower leg of that spur poking up in a fill on the left part of the view - sort of between the two structures seen in the foreground. Head frame is seen behind there again, and a large cut in the rock making up this hill is seen just right of that mine.
   Seen in the foreground is the M.T. mainline tracks, which passed the Elkton mine, and who would be to the right and behind the photographer.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (15:49:18)
Title on Image:
Thompson Shaft (From Elkton Mine)
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This postcard view of the Thompson Shaft from Elkton Mine sort of helps in telling there was a mine on the Thompson claim where the M.T. switchback up to the Elkton coalbins had its switch. One can see part of the lower leg of that spur poking up in a fill on the left part of the view - sort of between the two structures seen in the foreground. Head frame is seen behind there again, and a large cut in the rock making up this hill is seen just right of that mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Seen in the foreground is the M.T. mainline tracks, which passed the Elkton mine, and who would be to the right and behind the photographer.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00300
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#21]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#21