1898 CENTRAL DAKOTA TELEPHONE COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Stock certificate #43, issued to A. D. Maxwell for 2 shares worth $100 each. Bright, shiny-gold corporate seal. ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA printed beneath the title and in the seal. Hand-signed on front and back by John L. W. Zietlow, company president. Mr. Zietlow was born in Prussia (Germany) in 1850, where he was a watchmaker. After coming to the United States, one of his jobs was at a lumber mill in Winona, Minnesota where he suffered an accident that cost him an arm. He later moved to South Dakota where he began experimenting with telephone apparatus in 1879. He had a patent on something called a "Protector for Telephone". I encourage you to Google his name for a more complete story. He was quite an interesting man. Two early documentary stamps are affixed to the upper-left corner. E. G. Porter, secretary.  
 Price - $175  


1898 CENTRAL DAKOTA TELEPHONE COMPANY - Aberdeen, South Dakota

1905 KEYSTONE HOLY TERROR GOLD MINING COMPANY - Black Hills - Keystone, South Dakota

1890s FATHER DE SMET CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY - Black Hills, Lawrence County, Dakota

1902 THE GLADIATOR CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINES AND MILLING COMPANY - Black Hills - South Dakota

Original HOMESTAKE MINING COMPANY Stock Certificate and Silver Bars from the Mine,  Located at Lead, South Dakota USA - Black Hills Region

1890s THE BLOSSOM GOLD MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota
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1905 KEYSTONE HOLY TERROR GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Wyoming - Keystone, South Dakota was named after this rich gold mine, located in Pennington County, SD. Black Hills. The claim was staked in 1894 by prospectors William Franklin (also known as "Rocky Mountain Frank") and Thomas Blair. At its peak, the Holy Terror produced 3,500 ounces of gold in one week! From the beginning, this was a dangerous mine and a number of lives were lost from falling rock.

A series of floods and fires hampered production during the entire time the Holy Terror was in operation... so the company name was quite fitting. In 1905, an underground dam burst and the pumping system failed. In 1924 the Homestake briefly took it over and in 1934, the Anaconda, which were stopped by flooding as well. There is still a lot of gold at the bottom of the Holy Terror, but no one has figured out how to safely reach it. Office at Keystone.   SOLD



1880s QUEEN BEE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Rapid City, Dakota Territory

1902 THE GLADIATOR CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINES AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Here is a bit of info I found: IN LAWRENCE COUNTY - The Gladiator Group (of mining claims) is located a short distance above Central City, on Deadwood Gulch, adjoining the Homestake Mines. The Red Cloud Mine is the second property in the Northern Black Hills owned by the company, PROPERTIES NEAR CUSTER - A short distance from Berne, on the Burlington Railroad, is located the Gold Fish Mine of the company. In the Black Hills it has the reputation of being one of  the richest value mines. Ore from the Gold Fish shows fine values, and although extremely rich veins are small, on account of their values small veins yield large profits. Also owned by the Gladiator were the Ruby and Eva groups in the Hill City Mining District. Gentlemen from eastern Iowa are prominent in the management of the Gladiator Consolidated Gold Mines and Milling Company. The president is S. G. Hammans and secretary, W. N. McKay. Principal office in Des Moines, Iowa but the designated home office was at Deadwood, South Dakota.   SOLD
1880s CARBONATE FLUME COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota Territory
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1892 MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota

1890 MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota

1890 MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota
189_ THE BLOSSOM GOLD MINING COMPANY of SOUTH DAKOTA - Shares were valued at $20 each. Deadwood, South Dakota printed on the date line. Notice the clouds around the title. Certificate printed by the Boston Bank Note Co. Unissued (1890s)   SOLD 

1884 GOLDEN GATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated May 6th, 1879 - Location, Whitewood Quartz Mining District, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory. I hadn't seen this company before, but I didn't realize how rare this certificate was until I started researching. Golden Gate was a relatively short-lived mining camp near Deadwood, Dakota. As far as I know it  never reached "town" status. Signed by H. Deas as secretary and A. (Archibald) Borland as president. Office at San Francisco.

While researching this company, I discovered an interesting side note.  Lucretia Marchbanks worked as a cook for the Golden Gate GMC. She was the first black woman to travel into the Black Hills.  see this link for complete story - LUCRETIA MARCHBANKS           SOLD
1884 GOLDEN GATE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Dakota Territory
1887 SILVER COIN MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota Territory
1887 THE EUREKA MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota (Territory) - Issued to R.H. Driscoll who was a prominent banker and businessman in the Black Hills for many years. Office at Deadwood, Dakota. Hand-signed by Seth Bullock as president. Seth Bullock was of course the first sheriff of this wild western mining town.  It is rare to see an uncancelled example of his signature.


1886 GENERAL STURGIS GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Dakota Territory
1887 THE SEGREGATED IRON HILL MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota - Office at Deadwood, Dakota. Contains the genuine signature of Seth Bullock as company president; he is one of the most well-known historical figures of the Old West. This obscure Black Hills mine was not in business very long. First example I have seen.  
1887 THE SEGREGATED IRON HILL MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota - Signed by Seth Bullock



1887 THE EUREKA MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota - Seth Bullock
ANOTHER HISTORICAL NOTE:  Some of the certificates offered below contain the signature of Daniel McLaughlin. He was the very first Mayor of Deadwood.

1890s FATHER DE SMET CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated January 23rd, 1878 - LOCATION BLACK HILLS, LAWRENCE COUNTY, DAKOTA. The Father De Smet was located near Central City. The original discovery was made on June 19th, 1876. Named after the well-known Jesuit missionary to the Native Americans, Fr. Pierre - Jean De Smet. Father De Smet spent about 4 months in the Black Hills in 1848.  Through share purchases, James B. Haggin and Lloyd Tevis gained a controlling interest in the Father De Smet by December of 1880. The company was deeded to the Homestake Mining Company in 1901, at which time the mill was renamed the Mineral Point Mill. Vignette shows Father De Smet speaking to a group of Native Americans. Shares were worth $100 each. Unissued but it was signed by two of the directors - most notably it was hand-signed by Lloyd Tevis as president. This stock certificate was cancelled with two triangular cuts at the bottom but most of the Lloyd Tevis signature is still there. It was common for this company to cancel its certificates in this manner. Dated 189_.  
Price - $69.00

1886 MAMMOTH SILVER MINING COMPANY of DEADWOOD, DAKOTA - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota Territory - CARBONATE (Mining Camp) Location of Mines: Black Hills, Dakota - Issued to J. Wringrose, who operated and early Deadwood grocery store. The bold $2 near the center is printed with shiny-gold ink. Scarce.   Price - $325

1886 MAMMOTH SILVER MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota
1887 SILVER COIN MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota - Scarce territorial certificate issued to Mrs. Wringrose. Signed by J. Wringrose as company president. In my research I found that J. Wringrose operated an early Deadwood grocery store. Stock # 27. DEADWOOD DAKOTA printed beneath title. Printed by Pioneer Print, Deadwood, D. T.
Price - $225    



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1922 OSAGE UPTON OIL COMPANY
190_ MYRTLE MINING & MILLING COMPANY
190_ CONNERS TIN PRODUCTION COMPANY
1899 - 1901 WHITEWOOD BANKING COMPANY
1907 COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY
18__ COLUMBIA WATER COMPANY
1892 THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Porter Warner
1886 THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY #64
1886 THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY #65
1890 THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY #165
1890 THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY #186
1886 SPRUCE GULCH MINING COMPANY
SOUTH  DAKOTA  STOCK CERTIFICATES
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1886 GENERAL STURGIS GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota Territory - This was such an obscure company I could find no information about it. It is the only example I have seen. Location of Mines, Ruby Basin, Dakota (printed in the company seal). Office at Deadwood, Dakota. Issued to George Powell for 500 shares worth $5 each. Signed by Alpheus E. Frank as secretary and George Bews as president. Printed by Pioneer Print, Deadwood. RARE   SOLD
1922 OSAGE UPTON OIL COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota
Price - $49.00
190_ MYRTLE MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota - Lawrence County. The property consisted of 205 acres on Box Elder Creek, near the Lucky Strike Mine. Unissued (Early 1900s)
Price - $44.00
190_ CONNERS TIN PRODUCTION COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota - Unissued but signed by Milton C. Conners (Early 1900s)
Price - $46.00
1899-1901 SET OF 2 CHECKS - WHITEWOOD BANKING COMPANY - Whitewood, South Dakota - Devils Tower, Black Hills vignette.   Price for both - $26.00
1880s QUEEN BEE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota Territory - Scarce Black Hills stock certificate. Bright-red title. The bold text that reads $5.00 was printed with shiny-gold ink. Office at Rapid City, Dakota. So far, I have found little information about this gold mine. There was a ghost town in Pennington County, Dakota named Queen Bee. The town existed from the 1880s up until all the remains burned in a fire during the 1930s. Unissued.   SOLD  
1907 COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY - Black Hills of South Dakota - $500 Large Format Bond (Only the top portion is shown) Owned 625 acres north of the Homestake mining properties and extended northward nearly a mile along the strike of the Homestake system of ore veins. The property included the Old Colonel Shaft on Saw Pit Gulch, which was 200 feet deep. I also have a $100 (orange) bond from this company. All are issued.
Price (your choice of bond) - $69.00
188_ CARBONATE FLUME COMPANY Of Carbonate Mining Camp, Dakota - Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Actually printed in Deadwood as well, by Times Steam Print. Highlighted with shiny-gold ink. Shares were $5 each. Unissued (1880s)   Price - $62.00
18__ COLUMBIA WATER COMPANY - Deadwood - Location of Property, Black Hills, South Dakota - Unissued (Late 1800s)
Price - $55.00
1892 THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Deadwood, Dakota - Issued to early Deadwood newspaper publisher Porter Warner. His actual signature is on the reverse.
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THE MONITOR MINING COMPANY was incorporated in 1886, with $2,500,000 in capital stock. It was closed corporation made up of very prominent Black Hills mining men including D. A. Mcpherson, president; F. M. Allen, secretary; Seth Bullock (later U.S. Marshall and friend of Teddy Roosevelt); Harris Franklin, prominet cattleman, and later president of the famous Golden Reward Gold Mining & Milling Company; and George Cassell, who built one of the first gold mills in the Black Hills. The property consisted of 8 lode claims, 3 placer claims on Deadwood Creek, flumes, water rights and Cassells' 25 ton mill. The gold-bearing ore was a conglomerate or so-called cement ore. They were worked from several tunnels, one a 1,000 feet long. The ore was mined from large chambers, often 20 feet high and 100 feet wide. The values ran from $2 per ton to several hundred dollars per ton. The Monitor is estimated to have produced over $200,000 in gold before it was sold to the Homestake Mining Company in the spring of 1892. The selling price was $20,000. Stock certificates from this company are scarce, since few were issued. The officers and directors were also the majority of the stockholders.
Here are more certificates I have for sale from the MONITOR MINING COMPANY - Early Deadwood, Dakota gold mine.
1886 - Stock# 64 - Issued to Daniel McLaughlin for 500 shares worth $10 each. Signed by D. A. Mcpherson as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary.   Price - $250
1886 - Stock# 65 - Issued to Daniel McLaughlin for 500 shares. Signed by D. A. Mcpherson as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary.   Price - $250
1890 - Stock# 188 - Issued to Charles C. Polk for 500 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary. Reverse includes the names Mary Louise Allen and Suzy Allen.   Price - $195
1890 - Stock# 177 - Issued to Chas. C. Polk for 5,000 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary. Reverse includes the names Mary Louise Allen and Suzy Allen.   Price $195
1890 - Stock# 165 - Issued to H. B. Young for 300 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W.L. McLaughlin as secretary.
Price - $175
1892 - Stock# 219 - Issued to W. L. McLaughlin for 1,000 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W. L. McLaughlin as secretary.   Price - $160 
1890 - Stock# 186 - Issued to Charles C. Polk for 500 shares. Signed by Daniel McLaughlin as president and W.L. McLaughlin as secretary. Also signed on reverse by Mary Louise Allen and Suzy Allen.   Price - $195
1886 SPRUCE GULCH MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in June of 1886) Under the Laws of Dakota Territory - Location of Mines, Spruce Gulch printed in the seal. Spruce Gulch was named after the abundance of Spruce Trees covering the hillsides in this area, located about 2 miles from Deadwood. Company offices were at Deadwood and this rare certificate was printed there, by Pioneer Print. The bold $5.00 in the center is a shiny-silver color. I believe this was a silver mining operation.    SOLD