Colorado Gold Mining Co. of Philadelphia (110857)

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Colorado Gold Mining Co. of Philadelphia  (110857)
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Territorial. The company had 300 feet east of the Clark-Gardner, one shaft 250 feet deep, one 80 feet deep; a drift 220 feet from the surface, runs 25 feet from the surface, runs 25 feet either way, exposing a pay vein eighteen inches in width. On the mine was an engine house with a small engine for hoisting. They had a large stone mill in Nevada Gulch, 70 ft. By 70 ft., exclusive of the engine house 34 by 35, an assay office 20 feet square, and a recess on one side for a quartz room. The mill was intended for 50 stamps, 12 pans, and two Cornish buddles. The company built a lean-to on the side of the mill 25 by 112, and a brick muffle 80 feet long, 6 by 9 feet in size, with a stack 50 feet high. The ore was introduced at one end, with one tenth of its weight of sodium sulfate, and worked to the other with shovels, then lixiviated for the copper and silver, and amalgamated for the gold. The mill was started 1 September 1886 [Ref: Hollister, The Mines of Colorado, p. 182, 1867]. Incorporated by special charter, with offices in Philadelphia. No. 331, I/U, to George Fales by Wm. B. Haseltine, President, for 360 shares on 23 January. A R 44 red, adhesive, certificate stamp, hand cancelled and perf. Vignettes top eagle wings spread, left miners working shaft. Embossed seal and embossed seal "Preferred Stock". T.F Finkeldley Agent printer.

Country (if not USA):
State: Colorado
City/County: Gilpin
Date: 1869