Hermitage Mining Company Stock Certificate #100762

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Hermitage Mining Company Stock Certificate  #100762
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Inc. 1866 in Boston. Low number 9, issued for 125 shares to Charles Maguire on August 19th, 1868. Signed by G.E. Maguire, treasurer, and the president (illegible). Not cancelled. Black border and print, red corp. seal. 6.25 x 9.25" Deep folds with separation starting. According to an article in the Sacramento Daily Union (Dec. 25, 1868), the company's claims were a gold-quartz vein known as "Hermitage Ranch" and "Hermitage Quartz Mine" in El Dorado County. Browne (1868) discusses the claim, located 6 miles south of El Dorado at Sugar Loaf. $100,000 yielded. A second mill of 20 stamps was erected in 1866 by a Boston company (our stock) who paid $38,000 for the mine. Shaft 175 ft. Vein 10 ft. wide. Tunnel being driven in (pg. 88). () State: California City: El Dorado County Date: 1868