First North Extension Esmeralda Mining Co. Stock Certificate #107721

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:400.00 - 800.00 USD
First North Extension Esmeralda Mining Co. Stock Certificate  #107721
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. Shipping and handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing as it is based on the size and weight of your purchase. Additional shipping and handling costs, if required, will be re-invoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and size.
Inc. March 2nd, 1861. No. 85, issued for five shares to Isaac Kirkpatrick on July 15th, 1861 in San Francisco. Signed by president Alex Gamble and secretary Solon Pattee. Not cancelled. Gray border and background, black and white print. Vignette at top of a cherub-like child with dog and safe. White underprint. Britton & Company. 5 x 9". Folds, small stain. Very Fine. This is an incredibly early Esmeralda stock! Pattee was secretary for a number of Aurora mining companies including the Wide West also sold out of San Francisco. Gamble was listed as being a mining business man in San Francisco. The original district was ten miles square and named by M. J. Corey, one of the three original discoverers int he summer of 1860. James Braley, ER Hicks and Corley were camped at Esmeralda Hill when Hicks went to shoot some game for breakfast. He noticed the quartz outcrop, broke off chunks and hauled them back to camp. His partners tested the quartz for silver and gold. The first claim was the Old Winnemucca ledge, located August 25, 1860. The first mil was built in June of 1861, and within a year there were nine more mills. Clemens never wrote a word about this company. Its activity is unknown. Several of these certificates came out about 16 year ago and are now dispersed. (Ref: Kelley, Angel, SF 1862 Directory,History of San Luis Obispo County and Environs California with Biographical Sketches.) State: Nevada City: Aurora Date: 1861