Reese Shaft

 

 

Map of the 300 level showing the location of the Reese Shaft.

This mine is only known from references on a 1931 mine map. It is shown on the 300 level (Copper Queen) of the near the Spray, Irish Mag and Gardner Mines. It is likely that it is a shaft with a small wooden headframe that was located on the edge of the Sacramento pit. The shaft appears in a few photographs before it was mined out by the pit before 1927.( Note that it was  technically  most likely a raise and not a shaft) An alternative suggestion is that it was one of a number of small interior incline shafts (Thursby, Hargis etc.) that were operated by lessees.

The small headframe of what was likely the Reese Shaft on the edge of the Sacramento Pit. Note the hoist house has already been mined out.

 A slightly confusing photo of four mine headframes, on the left is the Charon, then the Reese shaft still with a tiny hoist house, with the Holbrook #2 mine immediately behind the Reese. A fourth headframe of an unknown shaft can faintly be seen on the right side.

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