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Elkhorn Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (107073)

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Elkhorn Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate   (107073)
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Issued during the Boise Basin Gold Rush! Gorgeous and ultra rare certificate. Inc. Nov. 1864. Location printed at the top: Pioneer City, Boise Co., Idaho. No. 173, issued for 5 shares to George H. Hare on Nov. 4th, 1865 in Pioneer City. Signed by the president C.S. Harrington and secretary W.W. Chapman. Not cancelled. Red and blue print on white paper. Vignette of moose (not elk) (top center) and eagle with shield (bottom left). Printed by Painter & Co. Very fine condition. 5.5 x 10" One of the pioneering mining companies in the Boise Basin. Discovered initially by placer miners, the association of gold with quartz led to discoveries of lode deposits in veins along Granite Creek. The better classes of rocks assayed between $6,000 and $20,00 to the ton. [Ref: Bancroft, p 415] Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1865
State/Country: Idaho
City/County: Pioneer City, Boise County