Colorado Mining Stocks (Trophy, Rocky Mountain) (116988)

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Colorado Mining Stocks (Trophy, Rocky Mountain)  (116988)
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1) Trophy Mining Company. Inc. in New York. No. 149, issued for 500 shares to E.A. Birchard on Mar. 21st, 1881. Signed by the president (Blanchard) and secretary (McKnight), stamp cancelled signatures. Black border and print, vignette of miners working with lamps. Printed by ABN. 6.75 x 11.5" Folds, pinholes. According to E& MJ Vol. 34 (1882), the company worked the Trophy and Seventy-Nine Lodes in the Leadville District. However, the company is described in the 1883 Colorado Mining Directory as operating the same lodes in Summit County on Sheep Mountain. They own 9 claims: the Trophy, Seventy-nine and Yellow Jacket, situated on the south slope of Sheep Mountain; and the Neusitz, Lone Dane, St. Elmo, Little Bertie, Little Aldenburg, and Arctic Light on the SE slope, near Robinson in the Ten-mile District. Claims located in 1870. Developments include 20 shafts from 20-200 ft. deep plus several drifts [C& L, 1883, pg. 875] State: Colorado City: Summit County Date: 1881

2) Rocky Mountain Gold Mining Company of Colorado Bond. Very early! Incorporated in 1864. No. 38, issued for $500 on November 15th, 1865. Signed by president H. Beach and secretary Bolles. Reddish-brown print and border. Green seal. 11 x 17". Vertical and horizontal folds with some toning along fold lines. Very fine. Located on the Gregory lode next to the Benton, the principal lode of the Black Hawk district. In 1867 they had 2 shafts, one of which was more than 200ft deep. Both shafts were run on narrow gold quartz veins. They owned a 20 stamp mill in Black Hawk. Also owned 250 ft. on the Bates Lode in Gregory Gulch. and 3,300 ft. in the Empire District, Clear Creek County. The mine and mill were inactive in 1863-6 with no local agent when Hollister reported them. Not reported in Wallihan, 1871. [Ref: Hollister, pg. 150]
3) Boston & Sheep Mountain Mining Company. Not seen before by FH. Location of Mines: Ten Mile Consolidated Mining District, Colorado (printed at lower left). The Tenmile District was first identified by Hollister (1867) and described as all the sections drained by Tenmile Creek. It was listed by Henderson (1926) as the Consolidated Tenmile, and he included within it the Wilkinson, Frisco, Robinson and Kokomo Districts. No. 274, issued for 1,000 shares to A.W. Powers on Oct. 7th, 1881 in Denver. Signed by Edward Heloff (?) as president and H.E. Irons (?) as secretary. Not cancelled. Ornate logo. Printed by Hamilton Print, Boston. Deep folds with some separation, pinholes, and areas of heavy toning. 7.5 x 11.25" According to the 1884 Report of the Directory of the Mint, the company owned 7 claims on Sheep Mountain, all adjacent to the Robinson Cons. Mining Co. property. No ore was mined in 1883. The best prospect was a shaft on the Zonars Lode "designed to tap the Robinson ore-chute on its dip", but it was abandoned before reaching the necessary depth (pg.427). Not listed in the 1883 Colorado Mining Directory.

4) Victor Mining Co. of Colorado. Rare. Inc. Feb. 1881 in New Jersey. No. 606, issued for 1,000 shares to Mrs. Caroline Hallowell on August 3rd, 1881 in Camden. Signed by president Sprogle and secretary Jos. Fryer. Not cancelled. Black border and print, green background. Two mining vignettes, including one of Leadville(?) Printed by Geo. V. Magee, Philadelphia. Folds, wrinkles, dog eared corners, some toning. 9 x 11.75" Not listed in C& L. Located in Leadville, according to a prospectus for the company found online. Their Victor claim was located on Long and Derry Hill, close to the Little Canada and Ready Cash mines. Development included a 20 ft. tunnel

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
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State: Colorado