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Raven Hill Summit From Bull Hill, with Joe Dandy Mine in 1903
F. L. Ransome
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.
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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