First North Extension Esmeralda Mining Co. Stock Certificate (113680)

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First North Extension Esmeralda Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (113680)
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Inc. March 1861. No. 78, issued for 5 shares to Isaac Kirkpatrick on July 15th, 1861 in San Francisco. Signed by Alex. Gamble, president, and Solon Pattee, secretary. Not cancelled. Beautiful design by Britton & Co. Grey background, fancy logo, vignette of child with dog. Folds, some creasing and toning. 5.5 x 9" Pattee was the secretary for a number of Aurora mines, including the Wide West. Gamble is listed in the SF directory as being in the mining business. Clemens never mentioned this mine and its activity is unknown. The original district was ten miles square and named by M.J. Corey, one of the three original discovers in the summer of 1860. James Braly, E.R. Hicks, and Corey were camped at Esmeralda Hill when Hicks went out to shoot some game for breakfast. He noticed quartz outcrops, and brought back chunks to camp. They tested them for quartz and gold. The first claim was the Old Winnemucca Ledge, located August 25, 1860. The first mill was built in June 1861. Within a year, there were ten mills.

Date: 1861
Country (if not USA):
State: Nevada
City: Aurora
Provenance: Ken Prag Collection