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Oak Hill Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate (107709)

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Oak Hill Gold Mining Company Stock Certificate  (107709)
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Location: Sugar Pine District, Tuolumne Co., California (printed at top center). No. 110, issued for 100 shares to Robert Solefree on Nov. 19th, 1866 in New York. Signed by president Dewey and the secretary. Not cancelled. Black border and print. Three vignettes: miners underground, mine hoisting scene, and prospector with dog. Printed by Hatch & Co., NY. 25 cent adhesive revenue stamp attached at bottom left. Deep folds, pinholes, and some toning. 6 x 10.75" According to Mineral Resources of the United States (1929), the mine was located 4 miles SE of Cooperstown. Worked first as a gold mine and "the oxidized portion of the vein paid well to a depth of about 100 feet where sulphide ore containing pyrite and chalcocite was found and at greater depth chalcopyrite. After this early work it lay idle until 1901."

Provenance:
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Tuolumne County
Date: 1866