Addie S Hut (Cabin) and Mineral Claim Elevation: 10,930
Location: N 37o 53' 28" W 107o 43' 7"
Milepost 79.9 Million Dollar Highway, US550, San Juan
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March 24, 1883.
Red Mountain Pilot"THE ADDIE S. Another Big Strike Below Red Mountain City. Ten Feet
of Solid Material
Already Uncovered. Lying
between the Turkois and Blue Bird, about 100 yards north of the Silver
Ledge, is a fraction of a claim,
which has every indication of soon
rivaling that famous mine. It was located early the present month and
is owned by Alf. Iles, of
Silverton, and William J. Shiek, of
Denver. At the narrowest end of the claim it is between fifty and
seventy-five feet wide, but it
gradually widens until, at the northern end, it
is nearly if not quite the regulation width. We visited the mine on
Thursday and found an
open cut about ten feet across and two men
working on a solid breast of mineral which extended from one side of the cut
to the other,
and no signs of wall on either side. The ore
is galena and copper and resembles very much the ore from the Silver Ledge,
and there is
every reason to believe that a little more
development will show fully as large a body of mineral as is now exposed in
that wonderful mine. Mr. Iles, one of the owners, is now
making arrangements to put up the necessary buildings, when he will put on
two shifts and push
the development of this promising property. He expects to be ready to commence shipping ore by
the time the wagon road is
completed to Red Mountain City. Put the
Addie S down for twenty-five tons a day this summer.
[page2] There are three mines within
a half mile of Red Mountain City -`the
Silver Ledge, Turkois and Addie S - which will
ship 100 tons of ore per diem after May 1st."
March 17, 1883, page 2. Red Mountain Pilot "The Blue Bird, owned by Jack B and others, is
located on the big glow-out, on the east
side of the
Addie S. We
understand Durango capitalists have offered to take a sixty day bond for
$10,000 on the Blue Bird. Alfred Iles has one of the finest prospects in the District, the Addie S.
It is located at the southern limits of Red Mountain City, between the
Bird and the Turkois, on the same blow-out as the wonderful Silver Ledge.
W. J. Shiek, of the
Denver Fire Brick Company, is
Mr. Iles in this valuable property."
March 31, 1883. page 2. Red Mountain Pilot "The assessment has been finished on the
Addie S, and now
Mr. Iles, the superintendent,
has put a force of men to
work on a cross-cut, which will tap the vein within thirty feet.
Cabins are now being erected, and after this week
two shifts will be run
March 3, 1883. page 2. Red Mountain Pilot "Alf.
Iles, one of the pioneer prospectors of the District and an
old-time "print", has been
all week, assisting in getting the Pilot in running order. We have no
doubt he will long remember our interesting experience of
a newspaper under difficulties."
"...Sawmill operators began setting up operations all over Red Mountain
country in the early summer of 1883. Blair & Quimby were to set
sawmill near the Addie S cabin on the Mineral
Creek side... Even Thomas C. Graden got into the act, shipping sawmill
set up near Congress in June..."2