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Climax No. 2 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. 2 Lode - Sur. No. 8153
My Collection; Claim map with Rails laid on top, based on the 1902 claims overview map I have.
Media ID: 213
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
284_670
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. 2 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]:
      Vertical Shaft
      Known Producing Info:
      General notes:
      Date of Location Certificate used as Location Date.
      graphic for visual presentation of text Map is somewhat interesting. This due to there are two Roads showing up, both in the lower south half, one way down in the southwest corner being a straight one, and one around 1/3 north from the south border, curving so clearly knowing this is on a hillside it is climbing the hill. At the north end, along the border with the Climax No. 1 claim, with same Survey Number, the Discovery Cut is shown, along with a Tunnel going northerly into Climax No. 1 ground, and with an Tunnel House marked out, and even a Ore Bin just southwest of this.
      graphic for visual presentation of text Further south, about 5/12 south of the north border there is a Shaft shown with a second Shaft just east of it. Then all the way down in southeast, near Corner 4 there is a third Shaft showing. Map was useful to help pinpoint a photograph taken my H.S. Poley and used in a 1896 book, as with the location of the claim, the F. & C.C. grade up on Climax No.1 and the tunnel up north her on the Climax No. 2, the photo showing a head frame on the hill side in near foreground and info saying the scene shows the Santa Rita and the Climax No. 2 mines, has to be showing a head frame on lower part of the Climax No. 2 claim.
      graphic for visual presentation of text Always assumed the Santa Rita was the head frame mine in the foreground, but I now understand that it might be on of the two above mention shafts that sits beside each other, and then the Santa Rita is uphill in the background and then the roadbed of the F. & C.C which crosses the Climax No. 1 claim..