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Florida Mountain Mining Sites, Tip Top Mine, West face Florida Mountain, approximately 150 feet, Silver City, Owyhee County, ID



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Item Title


Location
approximately 150 feet, Silver City vicinity, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ID-31-C
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1890 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Significance: The Tip Top Mine is associated with the most active time of historic mining activity (1180s to 1910s) in Owyhee County and on Florida Mountain. This site contains the most intact minehead buildings of any of the sites examined in this study.

Subjects
Ruins
Mines (industrial Facilities)


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. TIP TOP MINE. WEST SIDE OF STRUCTURE. CAMERA POINTED EAST.
2. TIP TOP MINE. NORTH AND EAST SIDE OF HOUSE. CAMERA POINTED SOUTH.
3. TIP TOP MINE. SOUTH SIDE OF HOUSE. CAMERA POINTED NORTH-NORTHWEST.
4. TIP TOP MINE. VIEW FROM WASTE ROCK ABOVE WITH WOOD REMAINS OF POSSIBLE ADIT IN LOWER LEFT. CAMERA POINTED WEST.
5. TIP TOP MINE. EAST SIDE OF STRUCTURE WITH COLLAPSED ADIT. CAMERA POINTED WEST.
6. TIP TOP MINE. DETAIL OF SIDING. SOUTHWEST CORNER OF STRUCTURE. CAMERA POINTED NORTHEAST.
7. TIP TOP MINE. DETAIL OF RAIL TRACKS LEADING INTO HOUSE TOWARDS COLLAPSED REAR OF BUILDING. DOOR HINGES VISIBLE AND CEILING SUPPORT IN ID-31-C-10 VISIBLE.
8. TIP TOP MINE. INTERIOR OF LIVING QUARTERS WITH FLOOR COVERING MATERIAL, AND PAINTED WALLS. CAMERA IS POINTED EAST-NORTHEAST. 2 X 4 FRAMING FOR TABLE OF BED IS VISIBLE ON FLOOR AND LEANING AGAINST WALL. ON LEFT SIDE IS AREA WHERE DETAIL OF TONGUE AND GROOVE IN PHOTO ID-31-C-11 WAS MADE. PHOTOGRAPH IS OF EAST/NORTH WALL WITH ADJOINING ORE ROOM/RAILS TO THE LEFT THROUGH OPENING VISIBLE IN ID-31-C-11.
9. TIP TOP MINE. INTERIOR VIEW OF LIVING QUARTER WITH STOVE PIPE AND DRAIN SETUP VISIBLE. CAMERA IS POINTED WEST.
10. TIP TOP MINE. INTERIOR VIEW OF LIVING QUARTERS WITH CLOSET/HANGER AND VIEW INTO ORE ROOM. RAIL IS VISIBLE JUST THROUGH DOOR WAY. CAMERA POINTED NORTH-NORTHWEST.
11. TIP TOP MINE. DETAIL OF TONGUE AND GROOVE INTERIOR SIDING IN LIVING QUARTERS. CAMERA POINTED EAST.
12. TIP TOP MINE. WOODEN STRUCTURE ASSOCIATED WITH CABLES IN ID-31-C-13 AND ID-31-C-14 LOCATED ON SLOPE JUST BELOW TIP TOP HOUSE. CAMERA IS POINTED NORTH-NORTHWEST.
13. TIP TOP MINE. WOODEN STRUCTURE VISIBLE IN ID-31-C-12 ISIN UPPER LEFT. ALSO VISIBLE ARE TWO VERTICALLY BURIED LOGS ASSOCIATED WITH CABLES, ONE OF WHICH IS VISIBLE IN LOWER RIGHT. CAMERA POINTED SOUTH.
14. TIP TOP MINE. TAILINGS LOCATED DIRECTLY WEST FROM TIP TOP HOUSE. ID-31-C-12 WOODEN STRUCTURE IS VISIBLE IN TOP LEFT. CABLES VISIBLE LEFT AND CENTER OF TAILINGS. HOUSE IS JUST OVER APEX OF TAILINGS. CAMERA POINTED EAST.


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