General/Base Info:
Ajax Lode {aka Beacon Hill-Ajax]
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Info Last updated: 12.12.2021 (13:16:19)
While the image quality is certainly not good at all, I still think this is a great view of the Nichols Shaft on the Ajax Beacon Hill lode. Not sure if it used a steel headframe, but the hoist is housed in a fine brick building. There appears to have been a railroad connection to the Ore-House, never seen that in any maps of the area, interesting!Nichols Shaft of El Paso, Beacon Hill.
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Scanned from page 298 in the August 23, 1913 issue of The Mining and Scientific Press; from a 300dpi scan.
Media ID: 362
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Date Located / Formed:
19.07.1891 (Date of Location)
Guyot / Beacon Hill
Location Map Description:
Discovery / Formed by:
    Fate details:
    Owned by:
    • W.G. Eldred
      -> 1893-07-03 [claim Map]
    • R.L. Reed
      -> 1893-07-03 [claim Map]
    • M.R. Johnson
      -> 1893-07-03 [claim Map]
    • Mrs. Mattie Thompson
      -> 1893-07-03 [claim Map]
    • Beacon Hill-Ajax Gold Mining Company
      -> 1900 [reported As Owner]
    • El Paso Consolidated Gold Mining Company
      -> 1903-01-01 [reported As Owner]
    Known claims:
    • Ajax lode - 8379
    Claim Links:
    • BLM General Land Office Records Search: Ajax lode
    Location Claim Description:
    Patented Date:
    Mineral Certificate No.:
    General Land Office No.:
    Known Transportation Connection:
      Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:

      Known Producing Info:
      General notes:
      Map is rather boring, has a piece of road drawn in about center of claim on west half of it, and is made too early for any railroads to show. Beside the Discovery Shaft about 1/3 north of southern short edge-line, there is another Shaft marked out slightly more than half the distance down to the said southern short edge-line, and that is all on the Plat Map.
      graphic for visual presentation of text My T. R. Countryman drawn claims overview map say that this claim was Discovered July 13, 1891 so why it has a different location date I do not know. In addition, that map gives the Acreage to be 8.528 Acres, why that is lower than the Acreage given on Plat Map I do now know, but I use the Countryman number in my DB.
      graphic for visual presentation of text -> Later the Nichols Shaft will be dug on this claim, from source text I've seen.