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Ironclad-Homestake Mill [aka Ironclad Mill or Homestake Mill]
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  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a year older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image from about opposite direction, taken from someplace up on the hill about 1/3 inn from the right-hand side, showing this mill and said to be dated 1903 where there is a larger dump out on the trestle going to the mill then it is in this view, so if that other image is correct dated that would make this image to be somewhat older. Not easy to keep all the mills apart, but a mill called Ironclad Mill, which I think is this one, is at least dated back to 1902 so it is a possibility this image might also be as old as 1902-ish.
  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing a large sloped mill structure, which precise location as to which claim(s) it is built upon is not given in the text that came with the image, so I can't fully locate where it was in terms of what else can be seen in this view. I know the original High Line must have passed this location but I can't tell if what appears to be lines side trolley poles along the ridge at upper right is part of the original High Line climbing south slopes of Globe and Ironclad Hills, or the new High Line over Hoosier Pass. I think it is the original line though. And if I am right, this mill is most likely on the Quartzite claim, possible into the Annex claim as well. Doubt that there are any maps to settle this issue, but maybe I one will find it out.
  In terms of naming this mill, the text uses the words Homestake Mill, but on Sanborn 1908 (sheet 26 for Cripple Creek) it is called Ironclad Mill while a newer mill is named Homestake, that mill is located more where the photographer was standing in this view here.General View of the C. C. Homestake Mill on Iron Clad Hill.
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; From page 30 in the April 2, 1904 issue of The Mining World.
Media ID: 226
  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a couple of years older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from other sources that it is possible that this mill dates back to at least 1902 and then of course it is possible this image dates from early on works with the mill.
  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing several large tanks inside a wooden structure with sloping roof going towards left. Some men are posing, I count two up at some tanks further into the structure, with at least one more looking up from a lower level at left of the two before mentioned men. This must be in the part of the sloped mill structure that is much wider from the rest of the slope down from the upper level, and if I can count/trust on the North Arrow of the Sanborn 1908 map (Sheet 26 on the Cripple Creek set) that would make this view looking south.Showing Interior of C. C. Homestake Company's Cyanide Mill
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; From page 30 in the April 2, 1904 issue of The Mining World.
Media ID: 227
  As this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger then November, early December 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least half/to a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is linked to this one, and which is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. On that other view, the structure in the foreground on this one, is seen as under early construction and the two smokestacks seen poking out of the roof of the structure seen near center top is seen without a house around them. Hence, as this structure here seem to be still under construction it is possible they are from near same timeframe and possible also same photographer.
  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing the new and the old cyanide mills of the Cripple Creek Homestake Company on their Ironclad Hill property. The old smaller mill is seen on the left part of this view. I have a postcard showing two mills her as well, but on that the closest structure looks way different and I wonder if it was tore down, or just massive rebuilt as I have a hard time seeing anything alike except the location on the hill seems more or less the same.
  In the background top right is seen the original High Line I would think, as I can't make sense of this view and other similar views if I think of it as the new High Line coming from Hoosier Pass.200-Ton Mill and New 1,000-Ton Mill of C. C. Homestake Company
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; From page 645 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Media ID: 228
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
1050
Type:
Cyanidation Mill
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Location:
Ironclad Hill
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    Unknown
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        0
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        0
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          Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:
          Cyanidation Mill
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          General notes:
          From all I can gather this is the smaller 200-ton plant of the Cripple Creek homestake Company.