Etowah & Battle Branch Hydraulic Hose Mining Company Stock Certificate (81670)

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Etowah & Battle Branch Hydraulic Hose Mining Company Stock Certificate  (81670)
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EXTRA RARE! Number 57 for 500 shares to AJ Mills in 1868. Signed by secretary and treasurer Silas L Loomis, president DE Soms(?). Vignette of placer miners. Hatch & Co. printer. Pen cancelled. Tears top, stain top right, small rips bottom. Large 25c US Certificate Revenue Stamp. This is one of the best of all of the Georgia gold specimen mines! Placer work began at this mine in 1831. It was located at the original site of the Georgia gold discovery. It is on the Battle Branch; so called because a group of Tennessee and Georgia miners engaged in a bloody battle for rights to this land. With the gold strike in California, this mine was abandoned by the miners. But by 1871 the mine was up and running again. Yeats reported that the mine had just closed. Mine has placer works, and shafts! (Prag Collection)

Provenance: The Fred Holabird Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Georgia
City/County: Auraria
Date: 1868