Ophir Gold Mining Company Bond (107779)

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Ophir Gold Mining Company Bond  (107779)
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Very early Colorado. $500 bond no. 93 issued in 1865. Signed by president Victor Bishop and treasurer WF Heyer. Not cancelled. Ornate border, red seal, and black print on tissue paper. Twelve coupons attached. 14 x 13" Folds, stain in upper left corner, stain from seal. Overall nice. According to Hollister, the Ophir Gold Mining Company operated on the Burroughs Lode of Gilpin County. They had 462 ft. on the lode, including the Discovery Claim. The mine was developed to a depth of 300 feet. "It was the famous 'Pat Casey Property' and produced immensely before the present owners purchased it." The mine had four shafts, two of which were still being operated in. A 500 ft. railway takes the ore to the 24-stamp mill in the gulch. They also own a mill in Chase Gulch, as well as property on the Gregory Second, the Kansas, and the Sullivan. "Altogether, this is one of the first properties in the country, at work and paying." (Hollister, 1867, pgs, 165-167)

Country (if not USA):
State: Colorado
City/County: Gilpin County
Date: 1865