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I like this USGS Photo from early Oct. 1903 by F. L. Ransome, and just wish it were even sharper and double in size as this is one rare source of mine views on east slope of Raven Hill. My knowledge (Nov. 27, 2021) is still not as great as I wish, but it is what it is.
   * From upper right, the small headframe against the sky I think is the Twin Sister Mine operation.
   * Further left, about 3/7 from right-hand side, two mines are seen against the sky, the front one is the Red Umbrella Mine with its Shaft House, and the one behind there, up in the sky, is the Mary Ann Mine operations.
   * About 1/3 in from left-hand side, still against the sky, is the large Joe Dandy Mine operation, with its easy to recognize Shaft house and large dump extending out in a southernly direction.
   * Behind the beforementioned dump of the Joe Dandy, the top of the southern Shaft house of the Ida May is poking up.
   * About 1/10 in from left-hand side and slightly below the sightline from the Joe Dandy dump is the Little Frank S. operations, there is a dump there, a Ore-house, but rest is impossible to see as it is too far into the image and zooming gave very little details. Thankfully USGS has another view by Mr. Ransome from another angle saying there is a Headframe at this mine, and from zooming I will claim there is a larger Hoist-house behind that headframe, but sadly that is behind the Joe Dandy dump in the beforementioned other USGS view.
   * A little to the right of the beforementioned Joe Dandy is a smaller Headframe operation that is located on the Eclipse No. 1 Lode, also known as Eclipse Shaft of New Haven Mining & Milling Co., or just New Haven Mine. The headframe is seen against the sky, with the Hoist house to the right and an Ore-bin to the left of the dump and the north Shaft house of the Ida May poking up behind the dump.
   * I think the Bertha B. Mine is the one with the Headframe, Hoist-house with a high smokestack and a larger dump, seen below and to the left of the Joe Dandy, but identifying Mines further down the hill was harder.
   * I think the smaller Headframe, Hoist house and dump seen below and more to the right of the Joe Dandy, and below with slightly to the left of the before mention Red Umbrella, that operation I think is the Kentucky Belle mine, but it is getting harder and harder to tell for sure now what is what.
   * In lower left there is a substantial dump and a Adit type of mine, while behind that tree in the foreground I think we would have been able to see a headframe type of operation, both part of the Mary L. Mine, where the USGS 1906 Report has the Adit/tunnel marked as 'Texas Tunnel', which I never found any info about by this date, maybe I will in the future.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-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:
28.11.2021 (09:37:18)
Title on Image:
Raven Hill Summit From Bull Hill, with Joe Dandy Mine in 1903
Photographer [Date]:
F. L. Ransome [07.10.1903]
Description:
I like this USGS Photo from early Oct. 1903 by F. L. Ransome, and just wish it were even sharper and double in size as this is one rare source of mine views on east slope of Raven Hill. My knowledge (Nov. 27, 2021) is still not as great as I wish, but it is what it is.
graphic for visual presentation of text * From upper right, the small headframe against the sky I think is the Twin Sister Mine operation.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Further left, about 3/7 from right-hand side, two mines are seen against the sky, the front one is the Red Umbrella Mine with its Shaft House, and the one behind there, up in the sky, is the Mary Ann Mine operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/3 in from left-hand side, still against the sky, is the large Joe Dandy Mine operation, with its easy to recognize Shaft house and large dump extending out in a southernly direction.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Behind the beforementioned dump of the Joe Dandy, the top of the southern Shaft house of the Ida May is poking up.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/10 in from left-hand side and slightly below the sightline from the Joe Dandy dump is the Little Frank S. operations, there is a dump there, a Ore-house, but rest is impossible to see as it is too far into the image and zooming gave very little details. Thankfully USGS has another view by Mr. Ransome from another angle saying there is a Headframe at this mine, and from zooming I will claim there is a larger Hoist-house behind that headframe, but sadly that is behind the Joe Dandy dump in the beforementioned other USGS view.
graphic for visual presentation of text * A little to the right of the beforementioned Joe Dandy is a smaller Headframe operation that is located on the Eclipse No. 1 Lode, also known as Eclipse Shaft of New Haven Mining & Milling Co., or just New Haven Mine. The headframe is seen against the sky, with the Hoist house to the right and an Ore-bin to the left of the dump and the north Shaft house of the Ida May poking up behind the dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text * I think the Bertha B. Mine is the one with the Headframe, Hoist-house with a high smokestack and a larger dump, seen below and to the left of the Joe Dandy, but identifying Mines further down the hill was harder.
graphic for visual presentation of text * I think the smaller Headframe, Hoist house and dump seen below and more to the right of the Joe Dandy, and below with slightly to the left of the before mention Red Umbrella, that operation I think is the Kentucky Belle mine, but it is getting harder and harder to tell for sure now what is what.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In lower left there is a substantial dump and a Adit type of mine, while behind that tree in the foreground I think we would have been able to see a headframe type of operation, both part of the Mary L. Mine, where the USGS 1906 Report has the Adit/tunnel marked as 'Texas Tunnel', which I never found any info about by this date, maybe I will in the future.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-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:
View is Scaled down, Colored, Cropped, from the USGS image rfl00509. I did procure the colored version of this image.
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Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02399
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#451]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#451
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
   * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
   * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
   * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
   * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
   * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
   * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
   I did procure the colored version of the image, source was gray-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, including straightening and cropping this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.11.2021 (17:04:03)
Title on Image:
The Gold Sovereign Property, on Bull Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of the image, source was gray-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, including straightening and cropping this view.
Image Note:

Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 79; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02001
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#440]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#440
This is a different look from what I am used to see the Cresson Mine as, sadly it is sort of faded on the sides and not the sharpest view around, but still I was able to enhance it a little bit. Based on the whitish stuff hanging on the water-tank seen about 1/3 down from top and about 4/9 in from right-hand side, this is a winter-shot as I can't understand that whitish stuff as anything but ice!
   Raven Hill makes out the background, and once more I am stuck in what is the name of that mine having the Ore-House seen near top and just to the right of the Cresson Head-Frame… So, I went hunting and comparing various views and my ca. 1903 topographic map from USGS with many numbers linking to mines, I am pretty confident that this is the Mary L. Mine with its dump, Head-Frame and Ore-House seen in so many Cresson Mine views.
   And info I have also indicates that the Cresson Mine is located on the central block of the Mary L and Draper claims, making this scene most likely showing two claims on the same group of mines.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.07.2018 (09:40:46)
Title on Image:
Cresson Mine C.C. District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Leslie
Description:
This is a different look from what I am used to see the Cresson Mine as, sadly it is sort of faded on the sides and not the sharpest view around, but still I was able to enhance it a little bit. Based on the whitish stuff hanging on the water-tank seen about 1/3 down from top and about 4/9 in from right-hand side, this is a winter-shot as I can't understand that whitish stuff as anything but ice!
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill makes out the background, and once more I am stuck in what is the name of that mine having the Ore-House seen near top and just to the right of the Cresson Head-Frame… So, I went hunting and comparing various views and my ca. 1903 topographic map from USGS with many numbers linking to mines, I am pretty confident that this is the Mary L. Mine with its dump, Head-Frame and Ore-House seen in so many Cresson Mine views.
graphic for visual presentation of text And info I have also indicates that the Cresson Mine is located on the central block of the Mary L and Draper claims, making this scene most likely showing two claims on the same group of mines.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03772
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#340]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#340