Young Shaft

Lytle Contract



Headframe of the Young shaft circa 1920's

The Young Shaft was located a couple hundred feet east of the Holbrook #1 shaft and was sunk in the 1920s to mine ore left in the older Holbrook mine area. This area had notoriously treacherous ground conditions, along with the fact this area had been heavily mined made it difficult to keep workings open. Thus it was necessary to employ the use of a number of smaller ventilation/hoisting shafts like the Charon, the Henderson and the Young. The actual depth and levels of the shaft are unknown but it was likely between 200 and 600 ft. deep with levels corresponding to the Holbrook mine levels. Due to its location the shaft is often confused with one of the Holbrook shafts. Both of the Holbrook headframes had been dismantled by 1927, leaving only the Young and the much smaller Charon headframe in the area.

Drawing showing  Young Shaft and near by bulidings

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