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Climax No. 1 lode
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   This is a view of the south slope of Squaw Mountain, showing early mine operations on at least 3 claims, where the Climax mine is among those. The mine in the foreground I think is known as Climax No. 2 as it is located on the Climax No. 2 lode, which was below Climax No. 1 lode. The Santa Rita lode cuts through the former mention claims, but which of the mine operations is on that claim is hard to make out.
   About 1/4 from the top there is a railroad grade, which I think is the F. & C.C. grade. Further up, about half-way to the top of the image I think the M.T. roadbed is seen on the right-hand side of this view.
   Between the two railroad grades, when looking at the DPL view, I see about 1/6 from right-hand side and same from top, what appears to be a adit opening and a small dump is seen in front of it among the trees. This do not show up on either the Climax or Santa Rita claim maps. There is a shaft mention on the Climax maps, inside the ground that is part of the Santa Rita claim, it might be that. This due to the photo shows a second dump and a small open single slope shed a little more to the left and further down the hill, above the lower railroad grade, and that shed/dump fits as the Discovery shaft on the Santa Rita claim map.
   But, from below the railroad grade, nothing fits the known claim maps, as there should be a Tunnel with a Tunnel House and an ore bin in that area for the Climax lodes, and nothing like that is seen in this view. Of course, they can be gone be the time this view was made, or possible it is outside the view, I do not know, all I know is that this view is marked as showing the Santa Rita and the Climax No. 2 mines in an 1896 book.Climax, Santa Rita & Climax No. 2 on Squaw Mountain
Photo by: Horace Swartley Poley
From page 36 in the 1895/1896 book Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated by Warren and Stride.
Media ID: 38
This view on the south slope of Squaw Mountain, is a cropped view of a larger one showing early mine operations on at least 3 claims, where the Climax mine is among those. The head frame mine I think is known as Climax No. 2 as that name is mention as part of the title to the full image in an 1896 book.Climax, Santa Rita & Climax No. 2 on Squaw Mountain
Photo by: Horace Swartley Poley
Cropped view from page 36 in the 1895/1896 book Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated by Warren and Stride.
Media ID: 39
Climax No. 1 Lode - Sur. No. 8153
My Collection; Claim map with Rails laid on top, based on the 1902 claims overview map I have.
Media ID: 212
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
284_669
Type:
Claim
Date Located / Formed:
06.10.1892
Location:
Squaw Mountain - South Slope
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
    Status:
    Unknown
    Fate details:
    Owned by:
    • W.H. Bond
      -> 1893-03-18 [claim Map]
      -> 1893-12-06 [claim Map]
    • J.B. Thomason
      -> 1893-03-18 [claim Map]
      -> 1893-12-06 [claim Map]
    • Little Puck Gold Mining Company
      -> 1900-xx-xx [reported as Own Undivided 2/3 Interst]
    Known claims:
    • Climax No. 1 lode - 8153
    Claim Links:
    Location Claim Description:
    Patented Date:
    Mineral Certificate No.:
    0
    General Land Office No.:
    0
    Known Transportation Connection:
      Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:

      Known Producing Info:
      General notes:
      Date of Location Certificate used as Location Date.
      graphic for visual presentation of text Map is boring, to early for any railroads to show up, but I've used my 1902 claims overview with railroads drawn in to create my own copy of the claim map with all the grades of the F. & C.C., the M.T. and the Low Line/Short Line drawn in. Most of the ground where those grades are, are in ground crossed by the Santa Rita claim and which therefore cuts the Climax No. 1 claim into two pieces.
      graphic for visual presentation of text The Discovery Shaft is about middle of the claim, on the north part, just north of the border with the Santa Rita. A second Shaft is just north of the discovery shaft, with a third Shaft further north, about 1/8 south of the north border. There is also a fourth Shaft found some distance south of the discovery shaft, inside the ground of the Santa Rita, and between the grades of the F. & C.C and the M.T. At the south border, a tunnel is entering from the Climax No. 2 claim, part of the same Survey Number. Nothing fancy is show, and hardly useful to help pinpoint photographs.
      graphic for visual presentation of text My 1902 claims overview map lacks a Short Line spur to the Economic mill further northwest, but a preview of a Short Line map tried to be sold darn expensive on eBay did show that the switch for that spur is just located inside but very near the western border of the Climax No. claim, sadly I never even got to buy a preview of the area of that spur to the mill as seller claimed it would reduce the value of the map - like I was able to fork up several thousands dollars for the map, and would not do that if I got one extra preview from the 12 used on eBay...