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Cordillera Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate Trio (116710)

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Cordillera Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate Trio  (116710)
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Lot of 3 issued stocks, all damaged (see photos). "Morelos Chihuahua Mexico" printed at top center. The mines of the company are printed above the San Francisco dateline: "Santa Barbara & Mt. Laseter Consolidated." Inc. Sept. 1863. Signed by the president (illegible) and secretary Henry R. Reed. Black border and print, vignette of Mexican countryside (top center) and mining scene (left border). Lith. Drouaillet. According to Daily Alta California, Volume 16, Number 5140, 29 March 1864: "Several workings of the ore from the Santa Barbara Mine, Morelas Mining District, Chihuahua, Mexico, produced by S. F. Clousens' amalgamating process. Wheeler's pans, gives $1,100 to the ton in silver and gold. Second and third quality ore, from the same mine, worked at Wheeler A Thayer's mill, North Beach, produced $476.92 to the ton. This ledge has been purchased by the Cordillera Gold and Silver Mining Company, of this city, for the sum of $19,000. The ledge is seven feet wide, and well defined, from which the sample ore was taken giving this result. A mill is now being built at the Miners' Foundry for this Company, which will be shipped soon, and will be in operation, it is erected, before the rainy season commences."

Provenance:
Country (if not USA): Mexico
State:
City/County: Morelos Mining District, Chihuahua
Date: 1860s