Denver Mint Assay for Gold Hill, Boulder County, Ore, 1873

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Denver Mint Assay for Gold Hill, Boulder County, Ore, 1873
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United States Mint ("Branch" crossed out) form, dateline Denver, Colorado, May 19, 1873. No. 128, for ore marked White Rock Lode, Gold Hill, Boulder County, Colorado. Assayed for Longdon & Willis. Ore contained 20 ounces gold, 65 ounces silver, total value $497.90. Signed by J.Schirman (?) by Davis. 5.25 x 8.75" Staple hole. Very fine condition. Mining in the Gold Hill area dates back to the beginning of mining history in Colorado in 1858 with the Captain Thomas Aikens, his son, James, and about 18 other gold seekers from the Midwest setting up camp at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, calling the place, “Camp Red Rock.” Gold Hill has been called the first permanent mining town in the Colorado mountains. The town had three mining booms in the 1860s, 1870s, and then 1930s. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: Denver, Colorado HWAC# 57648