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Ida May Mine
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Info Last updated: 01.02.2023 (20:40:26)
This view is quite nice as it shows a shaft house where the hoist is really driven by the horse seen in front of it, at right in the image, showing how they provided power in the early days after the man hand powered winch was not powerful enough and money for a steam hoist was not there.
The view from the DPL site is even a little better as there is some more scenery on each side.Ida May Shaft House on Raven Hill, with the Horse Whim Hoist in Front of It.
Photo by: Horace Swartley Poley
From page 29 in the Cripple Creek Illustrated, published in 1896 by the Santa Fe Route company.
Media ID: 33
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
07.07.1892 (Date of Amended Location Certificate)
Raven Hill
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
  • J.A. Hayes, Trustee ()
Fate details:
Owned by:
  • J.A. Hayes, Trustee
    -> 1892-10-18 [claim Map]
  • Elkton Consolidated Mining & Milling Company
    -> 1919 [reported As Owner]
Known claims:
  • Ida May lode - 7627
  • Little Clara lode - 7627
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    General notes:
    The USGS 1903 Topo-map has two numbers linked to this mine, but that is an error in that map, it is the south number that is right and the north number is more a Joe Dandy Shaft, as per USGS own underground map from same map source, the 1906 Report on the Geology of the District.