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Discovery / Formed by:
- Edward Holden (
Info From Claim/Survey Map
- Edward Holden
-> 1894-07-26 [Reported as Have Sold]
- J.R. de la Mar
-> 1894-07-26 [reported bought]
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The 1906 Geology book says that in 1893 the first chlorination plant was erected by Edward Holden.
While a 1894 booklet called "The Story of Cripple Creek up to Date" says that near Lawrence the Holden Reduction Company has just completed a forty-ton chlorination plant.
But, the book "40 Miles to Fortune" by Allan Lewis on page 255 has a different background to this mill, and which links it back to the Lawrence Stamp Mill;
He says that a Joseph P. Lamar - which had made a fortune in Utah - came to the District in 1892 to add to his fortune, not by mining, but by processing the ores. So, he built the Lawrence Gold Extraction Mill, southwest of Victor downhill along Wilson Creek. But, when profits did not meet Lamar's expectations, the property was sold to Edward Holden in 1894. Holden hired Charles McNeil to run the mill, which he did succesfully. [guess he converted it from a amalgation stamp mill to a chlorination mill, but no sourced found to comfirm it other then the Allan Lewis book mention the mill is extended].
Mill is said to have burned in 1896 and not rebuilt.
Further to confuse even more, the "Cripple Creek Times New Year Special" published January 1903 talks about how in 1894, Mr. Tutt, Mr. Penrose and C.M. McNeill erected a chlorination mill of 75-tons capacity at Lawrence and to them is due the credit for treating Cripple Creek ores by chemical process. It also say their mill burned and they moved on to a new mill in Colorado Springs...
Make me wonder how many mills can there been at/near Lawrence...
I've heard about the Lawrence Stamp Mill, which now seems to have evolved into the Lamar/Holden/McNeill mill...