Early 1900s THE REVINE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This gold mine was located in Chaffee County at Turret, Colorado. Picture shows a snow-capped mountain peak. Printed by the Out West Printing & Stationary Company of Colorado Springs. My research indicates this company was in business around 1902. Unissued. Dated 190_
Price - $60.00

1896 THE BLUE JAY MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado. CRIPPLE CREEK MINING DISTRICT (printed beneath title) Rare stock certificate issued to company secretary, F. C. McArthur for 1,000 shares. Signed by Charles Wheeler as president. Unique vignette shows a brightly-colored Blue Jay. Claims included the Blue Jay, Whippoorwill, Little Giant, Murray, Andrews Extension, Hill Top No. 1, 2, 3 and Kearsage 1 & 2. These claims were located on Bull Hill, Raven Hill, Squaw Mountain and Hill Top Mountain near the town of Cripple Creek.  General offices at Denver, Colorado.   Price - $395      
 *** Rare ***     

1896 THE BLUE JAY MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek Mining District, Colorado
1899 THE GILPIN AND CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1898) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Scarce Cripple Creek certificate with a fancy title. Owned the Atlanta and Roanna claims on the south slope of Bull Hill. The company also owned the Montgomery mining claim in Gilpin County. Signed by John S. Gould as president and Erving J. Knight, treasurer. Stock #36.   Price - $225 

1899 THE GILPIN AND CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Colorado
1903 THE SEDAN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1895) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Mines in Cripple Creek Mining District (printed beneath fancy title). Stock certificate issued to Chas. L. Baines for 5,000 shares. The Sedan GMC owned the Anna Belle, Fourth of July and McGee mining claims. Signed by C. E. Titus as assistant secretary and H. L. West as president. Office at Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Price - $195 

1903 THE SEDAN GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado
Early 1900s THE REVINE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Turret, Colorado

1882 THE TUTTLES PEAK MINING COMPANY - San Juan County, Colorado

1880 THE LEADVILLE MUTUAL SILVER MINING COMPANY - Iowa Gulch, California Mining District, Lake County, Colorado

1879 THE CHICAGO ENTERPRISE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Animas Forks, San Juan County, Colorado
1922 PIERCE EXCHANGE BANK - Weld County, Colorado

1880 NOBLE CONSOLIDATED SILVER MINING COMPANY - Leadville, Colorado



1889 THE COLORADO AND NEW YORK HEATING, COOLING AND POWER COMPANY - Denver, Colorado


1901 THE FAVORITE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Teller County - This rich gold mine was purchased by W. S. Stratton in March of 1900. Owned the Favorite claim on Bull Hill, the Gold Leaf on Galena Hill and the Nugget claim on Battle Mountain. Signed by H. K. Devereux as company president. Reverse is stamped in large red fancy letters, James F. Burns. Stock certificate issued to William P. Bonbright & Co. for 5,000 shares. Picture shows a rugged, snow-capped mountain peak. There is way more Cripple Creek history here than I have room for... so I encourage you to GOOGLE the company name. Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $79.00

1901 THE FAVORITE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado - Teller County


1915 THE WESTERN MANUFACTURING, PLACER MINING AND PROMOTION COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1914) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - There must be a great story behind this company but I could find no reference to it in any of my resources. This usually means it was an obscure and short-lived operation. "PROMOTION SHARES" stamped at bottom border. Shiny-gold corporate seal clearly punched into the lower-left. The vignette was taken from an actual early photograph. I believe the machine on the left is a coal-powered steam shovel. On the right is an automated sluice to separate the gold from the gravel. This stock certificate was issued to the company secretary, John C. Oakes. Also signed by E. B. Bennett as president.   *** Scarce ***   Price - $125 

1915 THE WESTERN MANUFACTURING, PLACER MINING AND PROMOTION COMPANY - Colorado
1903 THE REBECCA MINING AND LEASING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This is not the same Rebecca Mine that most collectors think of at Cripple Creek... this Rebecca Mine was located in Jefferson County, near the town of Critchell, Colorado. Deer Creek Mining District. Claims included the Rebecca, King Solomon, Golden Fleece, Rebecca N0. 1, King Solomon No. 2, Log Cabin, Crocovine and the Cripple. This is stock #29, issued to the company president, J. B. Edwards. Fancy, unique corporate seal.

Also included is the actual LOCATION CERTIFICATE for the King Solomon No. 2 claim. This is the original discovery document dated 1898. Contains a detailed description of where the claim was located - one sentence says that a marker stake is "tied to a large pine tree".     It is rare to find these together.   Price - $150 
1882 THE TUTTLES PEAK MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - UNCOMPAHGRE MINING DISTRICT, SAN JUAN COUNTY, COLORADO (printed beneath title). Certificate issued to Emma A. Hunt for 1,000 shares worth $10 each. Bright-red corporate seal. The Tuttles Peak MC owned the Mountain Maid claim on Mineral Point Mountain - this claim produced 40 ounces of silver per ton of ore. Also owned the Royal Arch, Boston Belle and Victoria claims - these three prospects were in Poughkeepsie Gulch. Office at Chicago, Illinois. Signed by Edward S. Hunt as secretary and S. P. Parmly as company president.   Price - $275  




PLEASE  NOTE:  Many of the Cripple Creek stock certificates posted on the (4) Colorado pages do contain signatures of notable people. My time is very limited so I cannot include detailed biographies about each person. I would recommend Google or Google Books for more information about early mining companies or people of Cripple Creek. This region had such a rich history!


1880s OMAHA AND GRANT SMELTING AND REFINING COMPANY - Colorado

1903 THE REBECCA MINING AND LEASING COMPANY - Jefferson County, Colorado
1902 THE SHANNON GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado




1902 THE SILVER STATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado



1899 INDEPENDENCE TOWN AND MINING COMPANY - Colorado

1902 THE PAPPOOSE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado

188_ OMAHA AND GRANT SMELTING AND REFINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - The Omaha Smelting Works was one of the first businesses established in Omaha, Nebraska in 1870.  In 1882, it merged with the Grant Smelting Company of Denver, Colorado to form this company. The Grant Smelter was built by a Leadville smelter operator by the name of James Grant. Unissued. (1880s)   Price - $69.00  
1879 THE CHICAGO ENTERPRISE GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in February of 1879) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Stock #10, issued shortly after incorporation, to Oliver H. Perry. Shares were valued at $25 each. Principal Offices, Animas Forks, San Juan County Colorado and Chicago, Illinois (printed beneath vignette). The Chicago Enterprise was located in the Lake City Mining District. Signed by Francis A. Griswold as president and Edward S. Hunt, company secretary. An exceptional and scarce piece of Colorado mining history.   Price - $495 




1880 THE LEADVILLE MUTUAL SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Colorado - Stock certificate issued to (company secretary) Edward S. Hunt for 1,000 shares valued at $10 each. IOWA GULCH, CALIFORNIA MINING DISTRICT, LAKE COUNTY (printed beneath title). What immediately catches your eye is the bright-red corporate seal. Signed by Jas. H. Roberts as president. Office at Chicago, Illinois.   Price - $225
1902 THE SILVER STATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of Wyoming - This was a Cripple Creek District, Colorado mine. Owned the Monday Claim on Tenderfoot Hill, the Modock on Galena Hill, the Alice E. on Trachyte Mountain and the Romance Claim on Rhyolite Mountain. Issued to C. D. Worrell and signed by F. B. Tiffany as company secretary. Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $125 
















1898 THE LOTTIE GIBSON MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Cripple Creek, Colorado



1898 THE LOTTIE GIBSON MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated (in March of 1892) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek - Claims included the Jim Blaine, on Mineral Hill. The Guy Fawkes, Gunpowder Plot and Annie B on Iron Mountain. The Lena and Last Chance on Big Bull Hill, and of course the Lottie Claim on Bull Hill. Issued to Taylor J. Downer for 10,000 shares. F. E. Robinson, president and J. Arthur Connell, secretary.   Price - $110  




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1900 THE REVENUE LEASING & MINING COMPANY
188_ THE ZEPHYR MINING COMPANY
CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO CITY WARRANTS
18__ THE MONARCH MINING COMPANY
188_ THE CAPE COD MINING & REDUCTION COMPANY
1901 THE LEON CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY
188_ THE QUEEN MINING COMPANY
190_ THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TRANSPORTATION & MINING COMPANY
1880 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY
1879 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY

1892 THE CLAY COUNTY MINING & MILLING COMPANY
COLORADO  STOCK  CERTIFICATES
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1880 NOBLE CONSOLIDATED SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1880) Under the Laws of the State of New York - MINES AT LEADVILLE, COLORADO (printed beneath title). This is the first certificate I have seen from this company. Issued to company president, Lewis Carr for 50 shares valued at $5.00 each. The corporate seal is punched (lightly) into the circle at lower-left.   Price - $285
1900 THE REVENUE LEASING & MINING COMPANY - Mines at Leadville, Colorado - This company worked the Revenue Placers and Lodes in the Alicante Mining District. It was quite rich in silver. Signed by Francis Doane as vice president.     Price - $70.00
188_ THE ZEPHYR MINING COMPANY - Location of Mines in the State of Colorado - Mines included the Zephyr, Bonnie Bell and Ben Hill, located in Taylor Gulch 6 miles northwest of Marysville. Veins were 4 to 8 feet in width containing auriferous galena and pyrite assaying at more than 1 ounce of gold and 40 ounces of silver per ton. (1880s) 
Price - $55.00
1889 THE COLORADO AND NEW YORK  HEATING, COOLING AND POWER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Ornate and scarce stock certificate (it is the first example I have seen). Shares were valued at $10 each. Cert. #44. Signed by William H. Malone as secretary and Albert H. Weber as president. Office at Denver, Colorado. This certificate is quite large and did not fit entirely on my scanner... so some of the borders do not show in the scan. It is complete.   Price - $165 
1898 & 1920 CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO CITY WARRANTS (Set of two) - Issued by the Treasurer of the City of Cripple Creek. Signed by 2 different Mayors.
Price - $42.00 for both
18__ THE MONARCH MINING COMPANY - Of Monarch District, Chaffee County, Colorado. The Monarch Mine, on the mountain which bears its name, was located in July of 1878. The host rock was limestone with ore averaging $75 per ton (my sources did not say what metal was mined). Ore was hauled in Burro-powered cars on tracks. Unissued. (Most-likely late 1800s)
Price - $39.00
188_ THE CAPE COD MINING & REDUCTION COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Shares were worth $10 each. This is the only certificate I have seen from GOLDEN, COLORADO. Very ornate old west document. Unissued (1880s)     Price - $42.00
1902 THE PAPPOOSE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Very unusual and rare certificate. This Cripple Creek operation owned the Ray, Petrel, Cuckoo and Guess lode claims, located on the southwest slope of Squaw Mountain. Issued to B. L. James. Signed by John F. Hardy as president and Walter C. Frost as secretary. Office at Colorado Springs. Price - $375 
1922 PIERCE EXCHANGE BANK - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - PIERCE, COLORADO stamped in the corporate seal. Weld County. Issued to John E. Shafer for 6 shares valued at $100 each. Uncommon vignette shows a farmer standing among irrigation channels in his field. Signed by G. W. Gordon as president and Bert A. Shafer as bank cashier. This small Colorado town is still around today. In the 2000 census, the population was 884.   Price - $85.00  
1901 THE LEON CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado - Owned the Leon Lode on Galena Hill.   Price - $165
1892 THE CLAY COUNTY MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Location of Mines, Gilpin County, Colorado (printed beneath vignette). 100 share certificate issued to Henry A. Moore. This was a gold & silver mine. Office at Denver, Colorado. C. E. Taylor, president and Geo. H. Barchelden company secretary.
Price - $95.00
188_ THE QUEEN MINING COMPANY of LEADVILLE COLORADO - Shares were worth $10 each. One of the earlier operations from this famous silver mining district. The receipt is still attached to the left side, just as it was removed from the original book. Unissued. (1880s)  Price - $49.00
190_ THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TRANSPORTATION & MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Detailed steam locomotive vignette. There is also some type of picture inside the green box but I can't quite make it out. Unissued  (Pre - 1910)   Price - $45.00
1879 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - green 100 share certificate - Price - $85.00
1880 THE HIGHLAND CHIEF CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - brown certificate issued for 5 shares - Price - $85.00
Rare LEADVILLE, COLORADO stock certificates (shown above) - Incorporated in 1879
1902 THE SHANNON GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1896) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - Cripple Creek Mining District. Owned the American Beauty Claim on the southwest slope of Gold Hill. Signed by George A. Cockburn as president and W. J. Hendrickson as secretary.  Office at Colorado Springs.   Price - $69.00  
Detailed vignette shows many miners (and a couple of horses) working in a tunnel. The center of the company seal shows stacked bullion bars. The mining claims that the company owned are also printed on the certificate as follows: HIGHLAND CHIEF - HIGHLAND MARY - ROBERT BURNS - GILDEROY - AZTEC
The Highland Chief operation was located on the summit of Breece Hill 3 miles from Leadville. The ore assayed at 30-50% lead and 15-30 ounces per ton of silver. The company had a 34 horse-power engine to raise ore from the shafts.

1899 THE INDEPENDENCE TOWN AND MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - The property owned by the company was known as the Hull City Placer and the Reindeer Lode; both near the Independence townsite. I believe this is now a ghost town. Signed by W. S. Montgomery as president and James E. Gregg as secretary. Office at Colorado Springs. The certificate was printed at Pueblo, Colorado. Vignette shows the Independence ore mill.   Price - $325