Leviathan Mining Company Stock #90519

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Leviathan Mining Company Stock  #90519
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This stock certificate was issued in the middle of the Comstock 'Big Bonanza.' # 225 for 3,194 shares to Leviathan Mining Company of California. Signed by Burbock(?) and president LT Hap. Dateline Virginia 1875. Not cancelled. Nevada state seal vignetted. Purple on left is from signature of EO Lutz. Overall very nice. In July of 1863 the Leviathan commenced suit against the Segregated Belcher to recover 2,000 linear feet of their mining lode. Since this is the earliest information I could find on this mine, it makes this look like a mine gegun for the sole purpose of suing a major mining company and getting a settlement and making their money! The mining company incorporated in January 1874. "The Leviathan Mining Company keep as large a force at work as they can running the northerly and southerly drifts and are making good progress. In about forty feet more the north drift will reach the same ore body which was found on the 625 foot level and I have no doubt but that it will be found in sufficient quantity and quality to start the mills on it. The arrangement which they have for drawing loaded cars up the incline and vertical shaft is very ingenious and novel It is economical and convenient saving the expense of running an engine in the mine as the power above fetches the cars up the incline and to the top and lowers them." [The Mining Record, 1878] The Leviathan levied assessments through 1881. Prag Collection State: Nevada City: Comstock - Virginia District Date: 1875