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Florida Mountain Mining Sites, Silver City, Owyhee County, ID



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Location
Silver City vicinity, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ID-31
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1930 subsequent work
Significance: The site is associated with early mining activity (1860s-1880s) in southwestern Idaho.

Subjects
Mines (industrial Facilities)


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SILVER CITY WITH EAST SIDE OF FLORIDA MOUNTAIN IN BACKGROUND. CAMERA POINTED WEST. (THE SNOW BANK IN THE SADDLE SERVES AS AN ORIENTATION/RELATIONSHIP POINT AND IS INCLUDED IN PHOTOGRAPH ID-31-G-1.)
2. WEST SIDE OF FLORIDA MOUNTAIN WITH BLUE GULCH ON RIGHT. CAMERA POINTED SOUTHEAST.
3. WEST SIDE OF FLORIDA MOUNTAIN UPSLOPE FROM CAMERA POINTED SOUTH SOUTHEAST. THE LOW POINT ON THE HORIZON LINE ON THE FAR RIGHT OF THE IMAGE IS THE GENERAL DIRECTION TO GO TO UPPER/LOWER NOTTINGHAM.
4. VIEW OF EMPIRE, STONE CABIN AND TIP TOP MINES. EMPIRE TAILING PILE IS VISIBLE IN LOWER CENTER (SLOPE WITH ORE CHUTE IS HIDDEN BY TREES ABOVE TAILINGS), TIP TOP IS VISIBLE IN RIGHT THIRD AND SLIGHTLY UPHILL IN ELEVATION FROM UPPER EMPIRE TAILINGS,(TO LOCATE, FIND THE V-SHAPED SPOT OF SNOW JUST BELOW THE RIDGE LINE ON FAR RIGHT OF IMAGE. TIP TOP BUILDING IS VISIBLE IN THE LIGHT AREA BELOW AND SLIGHTLY LEFT OF V-SHAPED SNOW SPOT), AND STONE CABIN II IS ALSO VISIBLE, (TO LOCATE, USE A STRAIGHT EDGE AND ALIGN WITH EMPIRE TAILINGS. THIS WILL DIRECT ONE THROUGH THE EDGE OF STONE CABIN II, WHICH IS THE DARK SPOT JUST BELOW THE POINT WHERE THE RIDGE LINE TREES STOP). STONE CABIN I IS LOCATED IN GENERAL VICINITY OF THE LONE TREE ON FAR LEFT RIDGE LINE. ...
5. VIEW OF TIP TOP WITH FAR RIGHT SADDLE PROVIDING ORIENTATION FOR THE GENERAL DIRECTION TO NOTTINGHAM. CAMERA POINTED SOUTH-SOUTHWEST. NORTH SIDE OF TIP TOP BUILDING IS VISIBLE. (RUN STRAIGHT EDGE FROM LOWER LEFT CORNER TO TOP CENTER OF PRINT; TIP TOP LOCATED LIGHT AREA) ONTARIO IS LOCATED BELOW AND RIGHT OF TIP TOP.
6. VIEW OF TIP TOP AND SADDLE TOWARDS NOTTINGHAM. CAMERA POINTED SOUTH. ONTARIO IS DOWNHILL FROM TIP TOP.
7. VIEW OF TIP TOP AND PHILLIPS MINES. PHOTO MADE FROM THE 'NOTTINGHAM' SADDLE VISIBLE IN PHOTOGRAPHS ID-31-3 AND ID-31-6. CAMERA POINTED NORTHEAST TIP TOP IS CLEARLY VISIBLE IN UPPER RIGHT; RUNNING A STRAIGHT EDGE THROUGH THE TRUNK LINE OF SMALL TREE IN LOWER RIGHT THROUGH TRUNK LINE OF LARGER TREE WILL DIRECT ONE TO LIGHT AREA WHERE TIP TOP IS LOCATED; BLACK SQUARE IS THE RIGHT WINDOW ON WEST SIDE (FRONT) OF STRUCTURE. PHILLIPS IS VISIBLE BY FOLLOWING TREE LINE DIAGONALLY THROUGH IMAGE TO FAR LEFT SIDE. SULLIVAN IS HIDDEN IN THE TREE TO THE RIGHT OF PHILLIPS.
8. VIEW FROM ABOVE UPPER NOTTINGHAM. CAMERA POINTED WEST-SOUTHWEST.


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