My Known Images:
Ironclad-Homestake Mill [aka Ironclad Mill or Homestake Mill]
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As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger than March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a year older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image from about opposite direction, taken from someplace up on the hill about 1/3 inn from the right-hand side, showing part of this mill and said to be dated 1903 where there is a larger dump out on the trestle going to the mill then it is in this view, so if that other image is correct dated that would make this image to be somewhat older.
   Not easy to keep all the mills apart, but a mill called Ironclad Mill, which I think is this one, as I think this is the first experimental Cyanide Mill done by A. H. Heller, is at least dated back to 1902 so it is a possibility this image might also be as old as 1902-ish.
   The view itself is of a darker printed quality type so not a good one, showing a large sloped mill structure, which precise location as to which claim(s) it is built upon is not given in the text that came with the image, so I can't fully locate where it was in terms of what else can be seen in this view. I know the original High Line passed this location and I see two pieces of line side trolley poles along the ridge at upper right, which I think is part of the original High Line climbing south slopes of Globe and Ironclad Hills. And out of that, this mill is most likely on the Quartzite claim, possible into the Annex claim as well. Doubt that there are any maps to settle this issue, but maybe I one day will find it out.
   In terms of naming this mill, the source text uses the words Homestake Mill, but on Sanborn 1908 (sheet 26 for Cripple Creek) it is called Ironclad Mill while a newer mill is named Homestake, that newer mill is located more where the photographer was standing in this view here.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. 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 at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.11.2021 (18:42:50)
Title on Image:
General View of the C. C. Homestake Mill on Iron Clad Hill.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger than March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a year older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image from about opposite direction, taken from someplace up on the hill about 1/3 inn from the right-hand side, showing part of this mill and said to be dated 1903 where there is a larger dump out on the trestle going to the mill then it is in this view, so if that other image is correct dated that would make this image to be somewhat older.
graphic for visual presentation of text Not easy to keep all the mills apart, but a mill called Ironclad Mill, which I think is this one, as I think this is the first experimental Cyanide Mill done by A. H. Heller, is at least dated back to 1902 so it is a possibility this image might also be as old as 1902-ish.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of a darker printed quality type so not a good one, showing a large sloped mill structure, which precise location as to which claim(s) it is built upon is not given in the text that came with the image, so I can't fully locate where it was in terms of what else can be seen in this view. I know the original High Line passed this location and I see two pieces of line side trolley poles along the ridge at upper right, which I think is part of the original High Line climbing south slopes of Globe and Ironclad Hills. And out of that, this mill is most likely on the Quartzite claim, possible into the Annex claim as well. Doubt that there are any maps to settle this issue, but maybe I one day will find it out.
graphic for visual presentation of text In terms of naming this mill, the source text uses the words Homestake Mill, but on Sanborn 1908 (sheet 26 for Cripple Creek) it is called Ironclad Mill while a newer mill is named Homestake, that newer mill is located more where the photographer was standing in this view here.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. 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 at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 30 in the April 2, 1904 issue of The Mining World.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 30; The Mining World (Volume 20, No. 14) - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01562
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#226]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#226
Media Info Last Updated:
06.08.2017 (09:40:25)
Title on Image:
A View East From Mill Trestle at the Cripple Creek Homestake Mill Site, with the 1000-Ton Mill Foundation Into Ironclad Hill in Background
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view on Ironclad Hill at the location of the Cripple Creek Homestake property.
graphic for visual presentation of text Taken from the trestle going to the 100-ton mill, being the right partner of two images, this view is looking east at the foundation for the new 1000-ton mill they were building here. The Smokestacks for the powerplant structure, also holding Air Compressors, as per info of the 1908 edition of Sanborn for Cripple Creek, sheet 26, is seen, and yet again they hide what I think is the Office structure and any Shafts that might have been visible in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill at left-hand side, about 1/3 down from top, the original High Line grade is seen, the trolley line climbing the hill from left to right. Sadly, the lousy image size with its 480-pixel wide view makes it hard to pick out much details, but there appears to be a partly build structure at the new mill.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01584
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#236]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#236
Media Info Last Updated:
06.08.2017 (09:26:00)
Title on Image:
A View Northeast From Mill Trestle at the Cripple Creek Homestake Mill Site, with the Original High Line Along Ironclad Hill Further Up the Hill
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view on Ironclad Hill at the location of the Cripple Creek Homestake property.
graphic for visual presentation of text Taken from the trestle going to the 100-ton mill, being the left partner of two images, this view is looking east and I think also north, with the blacksmith for this operation here seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side, at least according to my reading of the 1908 edition of Sanborn for Cripple Creek, sheet 26.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill at left-hand side, about 1/3 down from top, someone on a horse seems to be on the road that crosses the original High Line grade here, the trolley line climbing the hill from left to right, and even further up there appears to be several mines and headframes but as image is sadly so louse in size with its 480-pixel wide view, it is impossible to get any info out from it.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to be some form of a water tank up on the hill, about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from right-hand side, that might be the same as appearing on a USGS 1903 photo looking from Bull Hill towards Globe Hill operations of the Stratton Company, sadly with the Homestake operations outside the view.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01583
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#235]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#235
Media Info Last Updated:
05.08.2017 (19:23:27)
Title on Image:
A Broad Overview at the Cripple Creek Homestake Mill Site, with Upper side of the 100-ton Mill at Right and Foundation for New 1000-ton mill Further into Image, with Ironclad Hill in Background
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I can still pick out that this is a view on Ironclad Hill towards the top which is about center of image near the top of image. Taken at the location of the Cripple Creek Homestake property.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground, lower right, the upper end of the 100-ton Ironclad-Homestake Cyanide Mill is seen, with a trestle connecting it into a possible open cut or a mine in that location on the hillside as where the trestle enters. Two large smokestacks are seen there, I've seen a structure over them in a later image from a different direction – more looking towards the location of J.E. Stimson in this photo here.
graphic for visual presentation of text Behind the smokestacks, which is about 1/3 in from the left-hand side, is the foundation works for the larger 1000-ton Homestake Cyanide mill. The image is too small to make out any details, sadly, but there appears to have been a combination of a cut into the hill and fill out the hill to create a flat ground for possible putting down a concrete slab as a ground floor for the structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background is the top of Ironclad Hill seen, lot of trees on it still, and again, had the image size been into the thousands of pixels instead of the louse 480 pixels, one might have been able to see that there are two roadbeds seen below the top of ironclad hill. This small image gives up a road at the lowest level with the original High Line seen further up the hill, going behind a couple of trees and meeting up with the new High Line coming in from Hoosier Pass almost at the top of the ridge from left-hand side and in between many trees before meeting with the original High Line at Midway, seen almost at the right-hand side against the sky. At the right-hand side of the image at the upper part, I think the Wild Horse shaft house tower is seen, as there is something poking into the sky from the hillside of Bull Hill and that is the only mine I can think of in that area with that shape.
graphic for visual presentation of text The appearance of a road or roadbed in the foreground bottom must be a road as the photo is dated 1903 and the original High Line in this area was abandon early in 1905, and this surface here clearly have no tracks on it, hence it must be a road.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01581
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#233]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#233
  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a couple of years older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from other sources that it is possible that this mill dates back to at least 1902 and then of course it is possible this image dates from early on works with the mill.
  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing several large tanks inside a wooden structure with sloping roof going towards left. Some men are posing, I count two up at some tanks further into the structure, with at least one more looking up from a lower level at left of the two before mentioned men. This must be in the part of the sloped mill structure that is much wider from the rest of the slope down from the upper level, and if I can count/trust on the North Arrow of the Sanborn 1908 map (Sheet 26 on the Cripple Creek set) that would make this view looking south.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:55:10)
Title on Image:
Showing Interior of C. C. Homestake Company's Cyanide Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a couple of years older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from other sources that it is possible that this mill dates back to at least 1902 and then of course it is possible this image dates from early on works with the mill.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing several large tanks inside a wooden structure with sloping roof going towards left. Some men are posing, I count two up at some tanks further into the structure, with at least one more looking up from a lower level at left of the two before mentioned men. This must be in the part of the sloped mill structure that is much wider from the rest of the slope down from the upper level, and if I can count/trust on the North Arrow of the Sanborn 1908 map (Sheet 26 on the Cripple Creek set) that would make this view looking south.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 30 in the April 2, 1904 issue of The Mining World.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 30; The Mining World (Volume 20, No. 14) - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01563
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#227]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#227
  As this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger then November, early December 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least half/to a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is linked to this one, and which is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. On that other view, the structure in the foreground on this one, is seen as under early construction and the two smokestacks seen poking out of the roof of the structure seen near center top is seen without a house around them. Hence, as this structure here seem to be still under construction it is possible they are from near same timeframe and possible also same photographer.
  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing the new and the old cyanide mills of the Cripple Creek Homestake Company on their Ironclad Hill property. The old smaller mill is seen on the left part of this view. I have a postcard showing two mills her as well, but on that the closest structure looks way different and I wonder if it was tore down, or just massive rebuilt as I have a hard time seeing anything alike except the location on the hill seems more or less the same.
  In the background top right is seen the original High Line I would think, as I can't make sense of this view and other similar views if I think of it as the new High Line coming from Hoosier Pass.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:55:07)
Title on Image:
200-Ton Mill and New 1,000-Ton Mill of C. C. Homestake Company
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
  As this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger then November, early December 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least half/to a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is linked to this one, and which is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. On that other view, the structure in the foreground on this one, is seen as under early construction and the two smokestacks seen poking out of the roof of the structure seen near center top is seen without a house around them. Hence, as this structure here seem to be still under construction it is possible they are from near same timeframe and possible also same photographer.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing the new and the old cyanide mills of the Cripple Creek Homestake Company on their Ironclad Hill property. The old smaller mill is seen on the left part of this view. I have a postcard showing two mills her as well, but on that the closest structure looks way different and I wonder if it was tore down, or just massive rebuilt as I have a hard time seeing anything alike except the location on the hill seems more or less the same.
graphic for visual presentation of text  In the background top right is seen the original High Line I would think, as I can't make sense of this view and other similar views if I think of it as the new High Line coming from Hoosier Pass.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 645 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 645; The Mining World (Volume 21, No. 27) - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01567
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#228]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#228