Powning Gold and Silver Mining Stock Ledger (105255)

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Powning Gold and Silver Mining Stock Ledger   (105255)
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This original ledger for the Powning Gold and Silver Mining Company has receipts for 191 issued certificates, and over 200 unissued certificates. The first receipt was issued 1883, the last in 1955. The album has no indication who printed the certificates or where the mine was located.

But certificate number one was issued to Ambrose Powning, and there is a reference to a miner by this name in an article on the Empire Mine Historical District.

The article was presented to the Society for California Archaeology in 2013 named, "The Empire Mine Historic District Revisited: Evolution Of A Golden Landscape" by Steve Hilton, California Department Of Parks And Recreation and Mark Selverston ASC, Sonoma State University, led to these clues:

"The Empire Mine Historic District in Grass Valley, California, encompasses remains of numerous gold mining ventures. Many of the

historic-era operations, from early placer mining to large incorporated hard rock extraction and milling

ventures, have been long forgotten, as have their contributions to the gold mining history of the West. "

"The Daisy Hill Mining Company under Ambrose Powning, a middle-aged English

immigrant—probably Cornish—hired local contractor James Fiddick in late 1871 to relocate a hoisting

plant from the Dromedary Mine near town to the Daisy Hill ledge (District Court 1872)."

The receipt for certificates numbers 1 & 2 are issued to Ambrose Powning; number 3 to Grace Powning, number 4 to Annie Powning, and number 5 to Mary Powning. The rest are issued to other people. More research might find who these investors in the 1880s were in the Grass Valley community.

The hard cover ledger is 14 x 9 inches.

Date: 1883
State/Country: California
City/County: Grass Valley/Nevada City