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Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode]
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Info Last updated: 13.05.2024 (19:35:57)
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.Thompson Mine Shaft House, Elkton, Colorado
Photo by: Unknown
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.
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Media ID: 439
Thomson Lode - Sur. No. 8349
My Collection; Claim map with Rails laid on top, based on the 1902 claims overview map I have.
Media ID: 203
I am not 100% certain that this is the Thompson shaft, but as it is the only head frame seen in this not that great postcard, I had to assume this is the one the title of the card talks about when it says "Thompson Shaft from Elkton Mine".Thompson Shaft (From Elkton Mine)
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Cropped from a 1200 dpi scan of a Postcard.
Media ID: 21
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
Gibbon Hill/ Little Bull/Raven Hill S.W. Extension
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
    Fate details:
    Owned by:
    • Physicians Mining and Milling Company
      -> 1893-08-31 [claim Map]
    • Thompson Company
      -> 1896-03-28 [reported As Owner]
    • Elkton Consolidated Mining and Milling Company
      -> 1900 [reported As Owner]
      -> 1901-01 [reported As Owner]
    Known claims:
    • Thomson Lode - 8349
    Claim Links:
    Location Claim Description:
    Patented Date:
    Mineral Certificate No.:
    General Land Office No.:
    Known Transportation Connection:
      Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:
      Vertical Shaft
      Known Producing Info:
      General notes:
      Map is boring. The Discovery Shaft is about 1/6 south of the northern border, making it more or less I think inside the town of Elkton. There is a second Shaft further south, about 5/12 south of the north border, and judging from the map where I put the railroads showing on my 1902 claims overview map unto the Amended map, it is not that far from either the M.T. mainline (being north of that) and about same distance east of the 1900 built roadbed of the Low Line and Short Line tracks.
      graphic for visual presentation of text On the Amended Map there has come another claim to the west trying to take some ground but not succeeding very much... Also a couple of other claims took small pieces here and there... Lost only a small piece though.
      graphic for visual presentation of text I've traced the railroad lines shown on my 1902 claims map to show as good as I can get it the location of the Midland Terminal (M.T.) tracks - both the mainline and the switchback spur up to the coal bins of the Elkton mine - and the location of the Low Line Trolley and Short Line track, quite a bit across this claim with rails actually.