Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
Squaw Mountain - South Slope
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
- Climax No. 1 lode - 8153
- Climax No. 2 lode - 8153
Location Claim Description:
Mineral Certificate No.:
General Land Office No.:
Known Transportation Connection:
Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:
Vertical Shaft & Adit/Tunnel
Known Producing Info:
As this mine on my 1902/1903 topographic map is named as Climax and there are two claims here with that name in them and they share same Survey Number, I just assume that this mine is linked to both of the claims. Just which shaft or tunnel they mean when talking about the Climax, I am not sure, as with the two claims there are many workings, like the Tunnel north on Climax No. 2 claim, or a shaft further south - which I think is pictured in a photo used in a 1896 book, and shown here as Picture 1.
Of course it might also be a shaft not seen on the claim maps, or one up north on Climax No. 1 claim, or a combination, that, I can not tell from any maps I have access to per February 2015, it might change in the future..
What I can say is that the above mention photo, taken by H.S. Poley showing a head frame and part of a hoist house in near foreground, with the F. & C.C. grade up on the hill and the M.T. even further up the hill, when comparing that to the claim map showing Climax Nos. 1 & 2 and add inn the railroad lines from my 1902 claims overview map, things got much clearer on that photo.
I've always assumed the Santa Rita was the head frame mine in the foreground, but I now understand that it might be on of the more southern shafts seen on the Climax No. 2 claim, or maybe a new one not shown on the maps. I'm pretty sure the Santa Rita mention is the small workings seen just below the F. & C.C fill about 1/3 down from the top, including the discovery shaft of the Santa Rita seen above the roadbed with a small roof over it self as seen on a zoomed in view at the DPL image.
If that is true, I see the southern most shaft marked on Climax No. 1 just above the Santa Rita discovery shaft to the right (on the DPL photo) but it also appears to be some sort of a tunnel cover there which making me wonder, if this is workings from another claim possible?
Either way, it is not a perfect match these maps to that photo, but at least I now know, the foreground head frame mine is not the Santa Rita, but most likely a Climax mine, from the lower part of the Climax No. 2 claim. Or it can be below the Climax claim, but I doubt that.