California Mining Stock Group From Various Locations (116976)

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California Mining Stock Group From Various Locations  (116976)
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Lot of 12.

1) Alta California Copper Mining Co. Stock. Located in Del Norte County, California, according to 1874 Congressional Reports. Inc. in Massachusetts. No. 72, issued for 100 shares to James Jarves on July 5th, 1866. Signed by treasurer Bacon and president Henry Souther. Not cancelled. Black border and print, surface mining vignette. Printed by Cutter, Tower & Co., Boston & NY. One 25 cent adhesive IR stamp attached on the left. Horizontal and vertical folds, some creases. 6.5 x 11.5" Browne (1868) mentions an Alta copper mine in Del Norte County, noting it is the only mine in the county operating, and that they "are engaged in developing their mine. They have sunk their main shaft down to the depth of 500 feet, run their tunnel 200 feet, and drifted at several levels, finding bodies of ore which appear to be improve in quality as the workings progress. The disturbed and broken character of the formation ceases at 200 feet from the surface. The company has sent 400 tons of ore to San Francisco since January, 1867, which has been reshipped to New York. The average of ore has been about 16 per cent; but the costs attending its transportation to San Francisco, and reshipment thence to New York, absorbs the value in expenses."

2) Ophir Gold Dredging Company. Inc. in Nevada, 1905. Operated two dredges--the Nevada and the Ophir--on land one mile inland from the Feather River, Oroville District, Butte County.

3) Grass Valley Mining Stock Certificate Collection. Lot of 9, seven different mining companies. Included: Rocky Bar GMC (unissued 1870s); New York Hill GMC (two, one unissued, one issued in 1880); Pennsylvania Cons. MC (two, one unissued, one issued in 1898); New Eureka Cons. GMC (1888, not cancelled); Scadden Flat GMC (1878, signed by Scadden, not cancelled); North Banner Con. Tunnel Co. (1885, pen cancelled); and North Star GMC (unissued 1860s).

4) Pasadena Lake Vineyard Land and Water Company. # 2367 for 1/2 share to William and George Warren. Signed by R Williams and president Habbick. Dateline Pasadena 1887. Not cancelled. Times Mirror printer. Pin hole at fold intersection. Small tear right top. "The Pasadena Lake Vineyard Land and Water Company was incorporated in January, 1884...This company... delivers irrigating and domestic water to Pasadena east of Fair Oaks avenue, and to lands outside of the city limits, eastward from Pasadena toward Lamanda. The greater part of the territory supplied lies within the boundaries of the original 2,500-acre Lake Vineyard tract, of the San Pasqual rancho. Consumers located within the limits of this tract can purchase water from the company without owning stock, but outside residents, in order to obtain water, either for domestic use or irrigation, must become shareholders." [scropophily.com]

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California