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Two Different Empress Mining Co. Stock Certificates, Central City/Black Hawk, 1879 & 1896

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Two Different Empress Mining Co. Stock Certificates, Central City/Black Hawk, 1879 & 1896
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The company owned the Empress Lode on Mammoth Mountain in Lake Gulch less than 1 mile from Central City. The ore contained gold-bearing quartz with iron and copper pyrites with ore sent to the smelter worth $50-100/ton. There was a 400' shaft with over 500' of drifts. Just prior to 1883, the y bought a 50 horse-power engine. [Ref: Corregan & Lingane, p275-76] 1) No 45. issued for 100 shares in New York on April 19, 1879. Signed by president Jame Howell and the secretary. Not cancelled. Green border and background. Colorado state seal and vignette of miners at surface. Deep folds, some toning. 2) The Empress Gold Mining & Milling Co. No. 406, issued for 1,000 shares in Colorado Springs on June 3rd, 1896. Signed by president Frank Cooper and the asst. secretary. Not cancelled. Eagle vignette. Deep folds. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: Gilpin County, Colorado HWAC# 58469