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Victor Mine
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This is a Colored, Scaled, Cropped view of a DPL photo {Call Number X-62589, Courtesy of the Denver Public Library Special Collections] of miners posing outside the office of the Victor Mine on Bull Hill. Titled to possible be the 12:30 Shift at the mine, posing outside in the snow as this was taken February 16, 1893 by photographer William J. Gillen.
   The area is also known as Bull Cliff, which would been somewhere at the left, unsure how much the photographer would have turned to be able to capture the 'cliff face' though. In background right are seen part of the Pike's Peak range of mountain terrain.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, as I think it makes a nicer/better view. Source is 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.12:30 at the Victor, Feb 16, 93, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photo by: William J. Gillen [16.02.1893]
Colored, Scaled, Cropped view of a DPL photo; Call Number X-62589, Courtesy of the Denver Public Library Special Collections. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at
Media ID: 547
Sadly, not the sharpest view, but I felt this 1200dpi crop and enhanced version is still one of the best views I have of the Victor Mine! Seen here in its glory look, located along the Golden Circle Mainline tracks towards Vista Grande, with the Bull Cliffs part of Bull Hill is up to the left on the image this is cropped out from. Looks to have been a Huge Mine structure! Several other smaller operations are seen also spread around, one should be the Venture Mine – which according to my 1903 topographic map with many mines marked out should be most likely the left most structure about 1/3 down from top left.Cropped View; Victor Mine, as Seen From Victor Pass
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped view from my Enhanced, Straightened version of the 1200dpi scan.
Media ID: 322
This long-range Close-up view of the Victor Mine operations, is sadly not a good view, but most views I have of operations at this mine is of this type, taken from far away. Taken from a 1200dpi scan of a 1934-ish Press Photo used in some unknown Newspaper, it shows lot of tree growth hiding away the dumps and what is left of structures at this mine.
   There appears to be some sort of work going on at higher grounds, seeing that trestle work and the chute on the right upper part of this view, dropping down to more familiar height of the old Victor mine structure, as that was, based on old images, more in same height as the top of the crib-wall seen near middle top/down and left-hand edge of this image. Seems to possible be an Ore-bin at the bottom of that wooden chute down from the platform on the right top side of this image. That Ore-bin is located about center of image.
   A little bit more then 1/3 up from bottom of image the mainline of the old Golden Circle, now Midland Terminal standard gauge, can be seen, and in foreground right lower corner the switchback side-spur down to the Isabella Mine ore-bins can be seen partly before trees cover it all.Cropped View of North Slope of Bull Hill - Showing Victor Mine Operation, Among the Trees in a Long Distance Shot
Photo by: Harry L. Standley [1934]
My Collection; Photographs, cropped from a 1200dpi scan.
Media ID: 252
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
Bull Cliff / Bull Hill
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
    Fate details:
    Owned by:
    • Victor Gold Mining Company
      -> 1893-03-18 [reported As Buyers]
    Known claims:
    • Victor Lode - 7532
    • Victor No.2 Lode - 9714
    • Victor No.3 Lode - 9715
    • Panther Lode - 9713
    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:
      March 1893
      April 1893
      May 1893
      September 1893
      August 1921 About two cars weekly by sub-lessees
      General notes: