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Union Mill [aka United States Economic Reduction Company Mill]
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I do not know who took this view, nor when it was photographed, but I know it was no later than early July 1909 as the postcard this is from is post-stamped July 17, 1909. I am not certain about the direction either, but presume it to be northeast or just east, and it looks to be from when they still were building on the Golden Cycle Mill, former known as Telluride Mill.
   This was a Chlorination Mill from the start, but converted to a Cyanide Mill from the start of its life as the Golden Cycle, and if this is the version after the original mill burned, I do not know but I have a feel it is a new structure and nothing of the Telluride is left, but please forgive if I am wrong.
   The Golden Cycle mill would end up as the last standing mill treating Cripple Creek ores, and while this mill at last closed the Golden Cycle built a mill inside the District so in name it still lasted some more years.Union Mill Gold Ore Reduction
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Postcards. Cropped, Scaled up, Colored view from my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Media ID: 480
This view across what appears to be prairie land at the many structures making up the Union Mill located north of Florence, on top of hill sort of, overlooking the Arkansas Valley where Florence was looking, I assume, never been there so I might be wrong!
   I do not know the direction of this view, but I think it might be in a northerly direction possible. This mill was one of three along the Vesta Branch, at that before mention hilltop, and in 1903 it belongs to the United States Reduction & Refining Co.
   I did procure the colored version of the 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.Union Plant of U.S. Reduction and Refining Company
Photo by: Unknown
Media ID: 464
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
454
Type:
Chlorination Mill
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Location:
Florence - Along F&CC
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    Unknown
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          Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:
          Bromination Mill
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          Could possible have been same mill as mention in a booklet from 1894 called "The Story of Cripple Creek up date" on page 15 where it talks about a mill that shall be built in Poverty Gulch by the United States Reduction Company, of Chicago, which shall be a 100-ton mill invented by W.A. Koneman - ready by June he claims...
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          graphic for visual presentation of textBUT, two newspapers gives this mill to be in Florence, both 1894 papers, confusing!!
          graphic for visual presentation of textFound more mention Florence, so, it is a Florence mill untill I find other proof to say otherwise... And I presume this to be the Union Mill.