Branch Mint Mining and Milling Company Bond

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Branch Mint Mining and Milling Company Bond
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Number 186 signed by E Taylor and JD Hardin. Underground mining vignette. 13 x 9.5". Extremely fine. The mine is in the Deadwood area in Bear Butte Canyon. Other nearby mines include the Red Cloud, Richmond-Sitting Bull and Florence. The ore trends northeast and dips steeply to the north. Silver was the chief product, carried in the galena, but gold occurs as a byproduct, chiefly from the pyrite. Horn silver was reported. It is unknown if J. Hardin was one of the sons of John Wesley Hardin, famous western outlaw. Hardin was the mine manager and/or owner of at least five different mining companies at the same time. Four of them bore his name. Most were in Two Bit, a mining camp in Lawrence County. Many of the Dakota mines had names playing off the gold coin theme, such as Branch Mint (here), Gold Coin, Gold Dollar, Golden Harvest, Gold Dust, Legal Tender, and so on. Very attractive. (Ref: Poole,Connolly & O’Harra, Allsman) The company owned 1800 acres on and around Union Hill which was purchased at a sheriff's sale. There were 3 shafts that were between 200 and 300 feet. The ore was low grade gold with an average value of $4 per ton. There was a mill capable of 800 tons per day and a plant able to process the gold on site. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: 1903 Location: Deadwood, South Dakota HWAC# 55075