Cowboys & Indians & Miners

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This premier two-day sale includes a General George Custer collection featuring an Indian Capture carbine; other very rare firearms; choice Western ingots, gold nuggets and ore samples; rare numismatic items related to the SS Central America; rare Western tokens; mining reports from the 1830s-1880s; a world class offering of mining spoons; mining-related correspondence, photographs, and ephemera; a great selection of Native American baskets, rugs, and artifacts; saddles and spurs; and General Americana.

DAY 1: Mining Reports, Photographs, Ephemera and Spoons
DAY 2: Native Americana, Cowboy, Firearms (incl. Custer Collection), Numismatics, and General Americana.
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Big Revenue Gold Bullion Company Prospectus1100 - Big Revenue Gold Bullion Company Prospectus
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Large size (12 x 9"). "The Poor Man as Well as the Rich Must Risk to Win." Includes three photographs of working in the tunnel. Mine...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*********1 for (50.00 + 11.50) = 61.50
 
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Three Leadville Mining Prospectuses1101 - Three Leadville Mining Prospectuses
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Lot of 3. 1) The Colorado Mine Developing Co. Lake County. Inc. in Colorado. President is Hon. Jno. F. Humphreys, the Mayor of Leadville. Company has
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to a**********o for (70.00 + 16.10) = 86.10
 
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Leadville Mining Letters & Covers1102 - Leadville Mining Letters & Covers
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Unbelievable group. 1) The Hunter Mining Company pictorial letterhead. "The Jay Bird new shaft is 30 ft now. We assayed at 15 feet and got $6.5...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to l*******c for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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NC Merrill Correspondence (Stock Broker in Leadville, Colorado)1103 - NC Merrill Correspondence (Stock Broker in Leadville, Colorado)
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Lot of 10. "Will you please favor me with a copy of your pointers of how to invest and not lose etc. in Gold Mine stocks and oblige." N. C...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to l*******c for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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Nine Leadville Mining Letters with Correspondence1104 - Nine Leadville Mining Letters with Correspondence
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Fairly early group for Leadville as the camp was still in its early developmental stage. Letters come from Lawrie Austin who had come to work in the m
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 8******m for (600.00 + 138.00) = 738.00
 
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Phillips Lode Purchase Certificates1105 - Phillips Lode Purchase Certificates
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Two different documents outlining the acquisition of plots of land in the Phillips Lode. One is for an Adverse Plat between the Mammoth Lode and the P
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Prospectus for The Ovoca Zinc Ore Company (Treatment of Leadville Ore)1106 - Prospectus for The Ovoca Zinc Ore Company (Treatment of Leadville Ore)
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24 pages. Printed in Denver. "For private circulation only. Private and confidential." Company is proposing a reduction facility in Denver...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6*****b for (100.00 + 20.00) = 120.00
 
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The Ore Chutes and Recent Developments of Iron Hill (Author's Edition of Report)1107 - The Ore Chutes and Recent Developments of Iron Hill (Author's Edition of Report)
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Author's edition, "The Geology and Ore Chutes of Iron Hill" by A. a. Blow, M. E., published by News Printing company, Denver, CO. Orig...
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Start Price : 375.00 | Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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By-Laws of Ruby Chief Mining and Milling Company1108 - By-Laws of Ruby Chief Mining and Milling Company
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Located in the Irwin Mining District, Colorado, the town of Ruby was established in 1879, after silver was discovered at the Ruby Chief Mine. The Ruby
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to 6*****b for (40.00 + 8.00) = 48.00
 
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Little Bernice Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate1109 - Little Bernice Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate
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#1332 for 50 shares to WH Neill in 1906. Signed by Henry Link, president. Splits and folds. Large size: 12 x 14". Seven pages of background inf...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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The Mines of Colorado (1867 Mining Reference w/ folding map)1110 - The Mines of Colorado (1867 Mining Reference w/ folding map)
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By Ovando Hollister. Printed by the Samual Bowels & Company of Massachusetts. Folded map hand colored attached to the title page as original (ta...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to S*****3 for (750.00 + 150.00) = 900.00
 
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Colorado Mining Directory for 18831111 - Colorado Mining Directory for 1883
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By Corregan and Lingane of Denver. This is one of the most famous of all Colorado directories and is organized alphabetically by company by county. It
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to b*****s for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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1871 Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer (Choice Mining Reference)1112 - 1871 Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer (Choice Mining Reference)
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Published by SS Wallihan and Company of Denver. 442 pages plus dozens of pages of advertising. Green boards, worn at extremities of spine. Yellow lett
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to e*****r for (400.00 + 92.00) = 492.00
 
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1860's Colorado Ephemera Goup1113 - 1860's Colorado Ephemera Goup
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Lot of 11. This is a great collection from places like Gregory Point, Evans, Black Hawk, Nevadaville(the Nevadaville item is actually the 1864 Central
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to D****C for (425.00 + 85.00) = 510.00
 
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Colorado Mining Advertising Covers1114 - Colorado Mining Advertising Covers
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Lot of 6. 1) Central City advertising cover for Gilpin & Clear Creek County Abstract Office. Sayr & Parmelee surveyors. Legal size and full ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to D******3 for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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Colorado Mining Ephemera Lot1115 - Colorado Mining Ephemera Lot
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Twenty-one items. Includes an 1875 Colorado Miner letterhead, 1873 Albert Johnson Civil and Mining Engineer from Georgetown letterhead, 1875 taxes for
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Start Price : 130.00 | Estimates : 260.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Colorado Mining Letters & Advertising Covers1116 - Colorado Mining Letters & Advertising Covers
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Three advertising covers with letters plus other documents. 1) Stratton Independence of Victor. Strong 1903 strike. 2) Happy Jack Gold & Silver ...
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Colorado Mining Stereoview Collection1117 - Colorado Mining Stereoview Collection
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Lot of eighteen. Three color: Cripple Creek bird's eye view, Snow Peak, Horseshoe from West Ouray. Black and white include: Early bird's eye...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Colorado Mining Deeds w/ Revenue Stamps1118 - Colorado Mining Deeds w/ Revenue Stamps
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1) Warranty Deed, 1899, for $20,000 from George C. Logan to Rocky Mountain Coal Co., County of La Plata, Colorado. 20 adhesive revenue stamps. 2) Inde
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Colorado Mining Map Reprints1119 - Colorado Mining Map Reprints
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Three maps: Routes to the Pikes Peak Gold Regions; Routes To Colorado City; Sketch of the Quartz Mining Region of the Rocky Mountains. Believed to be
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Colorado Mining Catalog and Reference1120 - Colorado Mining Catalog and Reference
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Mineralogist's Pocket Reference by The Colorado Assaying Co. and The Precision Factory Ainsworth's Manual, 1920. City: State: Colorado D...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Misc. Colorado Mining Ephemera: Letters, Prospectuses, Newspapers, Covers1121 - Misc. Colorado Mining Ephemera: Letters, Prospectuses, Newspapers, Covers
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Approx 40 pieces which include: letters, covers, newspapers, prospectus', checks--The Bank of Leadville to Frank Smelting Works, 1881; Mineral C...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r***6 for (150.00 + 30.00) = 180.00
 
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Prospector's Guide Pocket Map of Colorado1122 - Prospector's Guide Pocket Map of Colorado
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A unique look at prospecting 100 years ago. Map is based on the Geographical Survey. Has the original envelope it was mailed in from the Colorado Mini
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Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to e*****r for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Colorado Labor/Union Wars 1904 Booklet1123 - Colorado Labor/Union Wars 1904 Booklet
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"Who is Responsible for the Colorado Trouble?" 1904 pamphlet by Joseph Shatz Shatzke concerning the mining strife in Colorado. City: St...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to F****e for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Report on The Bristol Copper Mine by Benjamin Silliman Jr. and J.D. Whitney1124 - Report on The Bristol Copper Mine by Benjamin Silliman Jr. and J.D. Whitney
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32 pages. Two important mining authors! Silliman was a professor at Yale (like his father) and Josiah D. Whitney was an expert on "economic geo...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to c*********p for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Report of The Chatham Cobalt Mining Co. (Booth and Francfort) (Cobalt & Nickel) w/ folding map1125 - Report of The Chatham Cobalt Mining Co. (Booth and Francfort) (Cobalt & Nickel) w/ folding map
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 pages. Printed by W.D. Starr & Son, Middletown. Very nice color map (17.5" x 21.5") of the property at the front of the report (Lit...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Idaho Territorial Mine Correspondence1126 - Idaho Territorial Mine Correspondence
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This is a lot of three handwritten documents from the superintendent’s office at the Buffalo Idaho G S Mining Company. They are all directed to Richar
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to l*******c for (75.00 + 17.25) = 92.25
 
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Two Reports for the Monte Cristo Mine1127 - Two Reports for the Monte Cristo Mine
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Two later reports for the Monte Cristo Mine, a gold mine located at Loon Creek, Sea Foam Mining District, Custer County, Idaho. 1) Report by A.G. Burr
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Map of Mining Claims on Mammoth Mountain, Idaho1128 - Map of Mining Claims on Mammoth Mountain, Idaho
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17" x 22" "Map of Mammoth Mountain. Showing the Banner, Little Giant, Rescue, Mammoth and Charity Mines; also the direction and leng...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to e*****r for (100.00 + 23.00) = 123.00
 
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Owyhee Gold & Silver Mining Company 2-Volume Archive1129 - Owyhee Gold & Silver Mining Company 2-Volume Archive
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Lot of 150+. This is an important historical mining archive centering around the Owyhee Gold & Silver Mining Company and the Poorman Mine, Morni...
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold to 6*****b for (12,000.00 + 2,400.00) = 14,400.00
 
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Ruth Mining & Milling Company Letterhead with location map on back1130 - Ruth Mining & Milling Company Letterhead with location map on back
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Two pages datelined Spokane Washington. The author needs money! He has two men working on the bullion claim. Looking for $200. Location of mines is Wa
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to d******c for (30.00 + 6.90) = 36.90
 
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Idaho Mine Photograph Collection from Paul Kerr of Columbia University1131 - Idaho Mine Photograph Collection from Paul Kerr of Columbia University
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Group of about twenty photographs from various locations in Idaho. Includes Ima Mine and Murray Idaho. Photos taken in 1939 by Professor Paul Kerr of
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Idaho Mining Prospectuses and Ephemera1132 - Idaho Mining Prospectuses and Ephemera
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1) 1904 prospectus, map, and six page letter on letterhead for the Central Idaho Mining Bureau. 2) Idaho Little Giant prospectus. 3) 1939 Mining Conve
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to r***6 for (50.00 + 10.00) = 60.00
 
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Idaho Mining Reports and Letters1133 - Idaho Mining Reports and Letters
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Lot of 8. 1) Four letters: One from AP Banner of the Office of the Elmira Silver Mining Co. to his wife, Emma. One part states: "The men all th...
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Estimates : 240.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8*****H for (120.00 + 24.00) = 144.00
 
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Two Idaho Mining Reports1134 - Two Idaho Mining Reports
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1) De Lamar Gold & Silver Mine. 15 page report by Robert N. Bell, State Inspector of Mines in Idaho. Mine located on Jordan Creek seven miles we...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimates : 160.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Chicago National Mines Company Archive1135 - Chicago National Mines Company Archive
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Archive of material from Eliza R. Sutton. 1) 26 x 12" broadside with plenty of photographs and maps. 2) 31.5 x 11" broadside promoting Bea...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
 
 
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By-Laws & List of Officers of the Oshkosh Cons. Mining Company1136 - By-Laws & List of Officers of the Oshkosh Cons. Mining Company
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12 pages. Offices at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Organized in Maine. No date. Printed by Commercial Print, Bangor. As these are by-laws, there is
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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1863 Report for Katahdin Iron Works (Jackson et. al) w/ map1137 - 1863 Report for Katahdin Iron Works (Jackson et. al) w/ map
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48 pages with large township map (17" x 13") showing property. Near Brownville. Multiple smaller reports from 20 authors, most notable of ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to c*********p for (150.00 + 34.50) = 184.50
 
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Maine Mining Letters, Covers and Reports1138 - Maine Mining Letters, Covers and Reports
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Includes: 2 reports from Tapley Copper Mine, 1880; 3 reports from Manhattan-Tapley Copper Mines, 1883; small drawings of Tapley and Manhattan mines; l
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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1838 Report of the Maryland Mining Co. (by Benjamin Silliman) (Coal)1139 - 1838 Report of the Maryland Mining Co. (by Benjamin Silliman) (Coal)
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Very early mining report by a very famous mining geologist! This was right around the beginning of the Georgia/North Carolina Gold Rush. 27 pages. Coa
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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1845 Lake Superior Copper Co. Report w/ multiple maps1140 - 1845 Lake Superior Copper Co. Report w/ multiple maps
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30 pages. "A Brief Account of the Lake Superior Copper Company by an Original Shareholder", June, 1845. Author does not appear to identify...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to q********s.. for (225.00 + 51.75) = 276.75
 
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1845 Report of the Lake Superior Copper Company (by C.T. Jackson)1141 - 1845 Report of the Lake Superior Copper Company (by C.T. Jackson)
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19 pages. "Report of the Trustees to the Stockholder of the Lake Superior Copper Company on the Copper and Silver of Kewenaw Point, Lake Superi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to q********s.. for (110.00 + 25.30) = 135.30
 
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2nd Annual Report of The Copper Falls Mining Co. (E.L. Seymour) w/ folding map1142 - 2nd Annual Report of The Copper Falls Mining Co. (E.L. Seymour) w/ folding map
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30 pages. Second Annual Report of the Trustees of the Copper Falls Company, and a Report from E.L. Seymour. Also, Articles of Association and Agreemen
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to q********s.. for (275.00 + 63.25) = 338.25
 
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Report & By-Laws of The Copper Falls Mining Co. (by Samuel W. Hill) w/ Hill Autograph & Map1143 - Report & By-Laws of The Copper Falls Mining Co. (by Samuel W. Hill) w/ Hill Autograph & Map
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32 pages. Third Annual Report of the Directors of the Copper Falls Mining Company with the report of Samuel W. Hill, Superintendent of the Mine, and t
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Estimates : 340.00 - 700.00
Sold to q********s.. for (400.00 + 92.00) = 492.00
 
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1855 Report of Phoenix Copper Co. (by. Samuel W. Hill) w/ Four Maps1144 - 1855 Report of Phoenix Copper Co. (by. Samuel W. Hill) w/ Four Maps
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Important 28 page report from a very prominent mining geologist (Hill) with four fabulous maps with geological detail. Reports by Samuel W. Hill (supe
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to q********s.. for (500.00 + 115.00) = 615.00
 
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Michigan Mining Company Report Collection (12)1145 - Michigan Mining Company Report Collection (12)
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Lot of 12 pieces, all different. Best are a 50th Anniversary Program (w/ badge) for Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. (1916) and a 1900 report with two...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to q********s.. for (300.00 + 69.00) = 369.00
 
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Michigan Mining Ephemera: Checks, Map, Billheads1146 - Michigan Mining Ephemera: Checks, Map, Billheads
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Lot of 22. 1) 1864 Bill of John Roebling to the Quincy Mining Company. Small size from Trenton, New Jersey and addressed to the Quincy Mining Company.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6*******d for (180.00 + 41.40) = 221.40
 
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Michigan Mining Letter Archive1147 - Michigan Mining Letter Archive
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Lot of 24. Includes: 1871 letter on the Silver Mountain Mining Operation, 1871 Eagle Harbor letter, Black Bay silver location with hand drawn map, Luk
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to l*******c for (250.00 + 57.50) = 307.50
 
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Eleven Michigan Mining Stereoviews1148 - Eleven Michigan Mining Stereoviews
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Lot of 11. Three Hibbing: open pit, underground miners, and steam shovel at Hibbing, Sellers Mine iron workers. Five Calumet: copper bars, railroad, t
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to 6*******d for (140.00 + 32.20) = 172.20
 
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Missouri Cobalt Company Negatives and Photographs1149 - Missouri Cobalt Company Negatives and Photographs
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Approximately 40 original negatives and a few photographs, all about 4 x 6", of the Missouri Cobalt Company in Fredricktown, Missouri about 193...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to 6****A for (250.00 + 50.00) = 300.00
 
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