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Pinto Mine/Shaft
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Info Last updated: 28.04.2022 (11:22:19)
This is a cropped, straightened and quite worked over view of the Pinto Shaft of the Free Coinage G.M. Co., as the source had flaws, made on not good paper, somewhat faded, spots, discoloration, not sharp, but I worked over it as best as I could.
   Being one of the 'best known views' of this Shaft House I take what I get, and I am as pleased as I can with the result I got. I assume this photo is from before the 1904 Fire that took out the town of Altman, but I really do not know. I do know that this view is taken from northwest of Altman, photographer stands on the dumping ground of the northern Pharmacist shaft house, from all I can gather of sources when I write this text November 29, 2021.
   The Orehouse in foreground left belongs to the Acacia Co. Burns Mine, while the one that belongs to the Pinto shaft is outside the view at left, further into the image so to speak. Some of Altman's structures are seen at far right.
   The Pinto Mine Shaft House seen is the shaft-house version/look I've seen most often in images/views. It is, or was, the main working shaft of the Free Coinage operations, much of their ground was taken up on the surface by the town of Altman.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was 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.View of the Pinto Mine Shaft House, at Altman on Bull Hill
Photo by: Andrew James Harlan
Straightened, Cropped, Colored view of a PPLD photo; Image Number 402-15, Courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
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Media ID: 456
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
05.01.1893 (Date of Amended Location Certificate)
Bull Hill
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
  • Free Coinage Mining and Milling Company ( Info From Claim/Survey Map )
Fate details:
Owned by:
  • Free Coinage Mining and Milling Company
    -> 1893-04-29 [claim Map]
  • Free Coinage Gold Mining Company
    -> 1900 [reported As Owner]
Known claims:
  • Pinto lode - 7925
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