California Boy Mining Company Stock Certificate, Ophir District, Utah, 1875

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California Boy Mining Company Stock Certificate, Ophir District, Utah, 1875
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Inc. in Ohio, July 1875. No. 145. Issued for five shares to John Hite, company secretary, on Nov. 22, 1875. Signed by Hite and also John S. Prasee, president. Not cancelled. Small prospector vignette. Red logo. Folds, a few smudges. 7.75 x 12" Information is scarce on this company, but according to Annual Report of Dept. of the Interior, 1876, the company owned the California Boy Mine in the Ophir District, Tooele County, Utah. 1875 Newspaper reports from Tooele County also mention a California Boy, and further pinpoint the mine to Dry Canyon. It shows from four to five feet of ore and vein matter, mostly galena and carbonates. The incline in now in about twenty feet. Owned by Messrs. Pitner, Cromwell, Nagle & Co. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: Ophir District, Utah HWAC# 58543