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WAPITI MINING COMPANY, 1894
number 1, issued March 6, 1894, uncancelled, signed by John F. Campion.
Mining property located in the Breckenridge Mining District, Summit
F. Campion, born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1849, became a mining
entrepreneur in 1868, when he became involved in a White Pine silver
mine. After experience in both California and Nevada, Campion moved
to Leadville in 1879 to join that boomed. There, he invested in the
Bison, Elk, Reindeer and Ibex (Little Johnny) mines. From the
profits in these properties, Campion invested in the Wapiti Mine, Farncomb
Hill, in Summit County, near Breckenridge. Gold soon poured forth
from this property; and, many of the high-grade specimens he collected
from this mine became part of a large and significant collection donated
to the Denver Museum of Natural History.
MINING CO. STOCK CERTIFICATE
HILL TUNNELING COMPANY, 1859
certificate number 6, issued for 1,000 shares. Certificate issued
December 10, 1859 -- the year of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush! Signed
by the Jefferson Territory Governor, Robert W. Steele, as secretary and
William Clancy, one of the founders of The Denver City Town Company.
property was located in Nevada Gulch, between Quartz and Gunnell hills,
near Nevadaville, Gilpin County, Jefferson Territory. The mining, at
this time, and in this area was generally accomplished via sluicing,
rocking, and panning, and the quartz rock crushed with the use of arrastas.
is the earliest Colorado mining stock certificate we have seen in a
private collection. Issue date indicates it was signed while
Colorado was known as the Jefferson Territory, a very brief period before
it was officially designated by the U.S. Congress as the Kansas Territory.
THE NEW ASPEN SILVER
MINES, LIMITED, 1898
British Bond issued
December 2, 1898, uncancelled. Oversized certificate;
near fine condition, one fold. Company referenced in
BRITISH INVESTMENTS AND THE AMERICAN MINING FRONTIER, 1860 - 1901 by Clarke C.
Spence, Cornell University Press, 1958 (Page 243)
THE DAUNTLESS MINING
COMPANY OF LEADVILLE, COLORADO, 1879
Issued December 15, 1879;
certificate. Breuker & Kessler, Lithographers, Philadelphia. Mining property in the
Leadville Silver Mining District, Lake County, Colorado. Condition: very good
THE CROWN MINING COMPANY OF COLORADO,
Issued April 26, 1881, uncancelled. Near fine condition.
Oversized certificate (this certificate is complete with
borders; scanner bed too small for certificate)
THE MASCOT MINING COMPANY,
Issued September 24, 1890;
uncancelled. Printed on certificate: "Free
Gold Mining District, Chaffee County, Colorado." Oversized certificate. Incorporated under the Laws of
the State of Colorado. Folds, otherwise very good plus condition.