1886 BOX ELDER SILVER MINING COMPANY - Dakota Territory
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1890s BLACK HILLS PROSPECTING COMPANY - South Dakota
1880s THE CORA SILVER MINING COMPANY - Organized Under the Laws of Dakota - Place of Business, Deadwood, Dakota - Location of Mines, Galena, Dakota - Beautiful certificate highlighted with shiny-silver ink. This Black Hills mine produced gold & silver ores. It was just south of the town of Galena in the Bear Butte Mining District. Lawrence County. Reverse contains a couple of nice mining scenes as well. Shares were valued at $5 each. Unissued. Dated 18__ (on reverse)   SOLD

1880s CORA SILVER MINING COMPANY - Place of Business, Deadwood, Dakota - Location of Mines, Galena, Dakota - BLACK HILLS
1911 BISMARCK CONSOLIDATED MINES COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Stock certificate issued to Stephen Bull II for 30 shares. Bright, shiny-gold corporate seal with pickax and shovel in center. DEADWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA also stamped in the seal. The Bismarck was located in Lawrence County, near the Wasp No. 2 mining claim on Yellow Creek. The ore contained tungsten and gold. Fred B. Hitchings, president. Black Hills region.   Price - $85.00

1911 BISMARCK CONSOLIDATED MINES COMPANY - Lawrence County, Deadwood, South Dakota - Black Hills


1905 HIDDEN FORTUNE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated in 1901 Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota USA - MINES AT LEAD CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA printed beneath title. Stock certificate issued to Arthur F. Calerdine for 2,000 shares. Shiny-gold corporate seal.  It is signed by N. E. Franklin in the upper-right corner.  Nathan E. Franklin was the son of Harris Franklin, owner of the Franklin Hotel at Deadwood. Printed on very thick paper so the two folds are a bit more noticeable.

The Hidden Fortune discovery was made by a German man by the name of Otto P. Grantz. Claims included the Durango, Harrison, Sula, Grant Reddy, Golden Crown, St. Patrick and Swamp Eagle all located around the town of Lead. The gold ore was shipped by rail (Burlington & Northwestern Railroads) to a large mill built on the east side of Whitewood Creek a mile or two north of Deadwood.   Price - $75.00

 



1905 HIDDEN FORTUNE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Lead City, South Dakota

1890s WATERTOWN WATER, LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY - South Dakota
1903 THE GOLDEN EMPIRE MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota, U.S.A. - MINES NEAR LEAD CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA printed beneath title. Beautiful, ornate stock certificate with lots of shiny-gold ink. The Golden Empire had ties to the Hidden Fortune Gold Mining Company (shown above). The Golden Empire had properties in Lawrence County, South Dakota and Crook County, Wyoming, west of Lead and Deadwood. Rawlins Mining District. The mines contained gold in veins and placers, as well as tin. Had offices at Denver, Colorado and Deadwood, SD. Signed by Henry J. Mayham as president and Elvin J. Price, secretary. Issued to John F. Bradner for 500 shares. *** Scarce   ***   Price - $295

1903 THE GOLDEN EMPIRE MINING COMPANY - Lead City, South Dakota - Black Hills

Early 1900s CANADIAN HOMESTAKE EXPLORATION COMPANY - South Dakota

1907 GARFIELD MINING COMPANY - Lead, South Dakota - Black Hills

1880s THE LEAD CITY BANK OF LEAD CITY, DAKOTA

1902 BLACK HILLS ANACONDA MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - South Dakota

1886 THE GENERAL CROOK SILVER MINING COMPANY
1903 THE OLDEN TIME MILLING COMPANY
1903 GALENA RIDGE MINING COMPANY
1930 MOUNTAIN FLOWER MINING COMPANY
1888 THE GATE CITY MINING COMPANY
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1886 BOX ELDER SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota - Very rare Dakota Territory certificate. It was such an obscure company that I have yet to find any real information about it. Lead City, Dakota is printed on the date line. Stock# 29. There is a pickax and shovel in the center of the company seal. Appears to be issued to P. O Grady. I do know that there is a town in South Dakota named Box Elder and a creek with the same name.   SOLD  
19__ GARFIELD MINING COMPANY - Lead, South Dakota (printed beneath title) Printed with lots of shiny-gold ink. Black Hills region. My research indicates the Garfield MC incorporated in 1907. Shares were $5 each.  Unissued (Early 1900s)   Price - $49.00
188_ THE LEAD CITY BANK OF LEAD CITY, DAKOTA - The town today is just known as Lead. It is about 3 miles from Deadwood. Lead is of course where the famous Homestake Mining Company is located. This stock certificate was printed by "Times" Job Printing House, Deadwood. Unissued (1880s) Scarce Black Hills History!   SOLD
19__ CANADIAN HOMESTAKE EXPLORATION COMPANY - South Dakota - Shares were valued at $100 each.  Unissued (Early 1900s)   Price - $44.00
1890s WATERTOWN WATER, LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY - Certificate showing what early water towers looked like. Watertown, South Dakota printed on the date line. Codington County, SD. This was likely the towns first utility company. The certificate is dated 18__. Since South Dakota became a state in 1889, this places the date between 1889 and 1899.    Price - $75.00
1904 HIDDEN FORTUNE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1901) Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Mines at Lead City.
$100 bond payable in gold coin of the United States. The company seal is punched into the lower-left corner. Signed by Henry J. Mayham as president and George D. Begole as company secretary. A number of $3 payment coupons are still attached to the right side. This document is large and did not fit entirely on my scanner.
 
The Hidden Fortune discovery was made by a German man by the name of Otto P. Grantz. Claims included the Durango, Harrison, Sula, Grant Reddy, Golden Crown, St. Patrick and Swamp Eagle all located around the town of Lead. The gold ore was shipped by rail (Burlington & Northwestern Railroads) to a large mill built on the east side of Whitewood Creek a mile or two north of Deadwood.

This would make a great display piece - Real Black Hills mining history!
Price - $75.00
  
  

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1902 THE BLACK HILLS ANACONDA MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - I found a reference that places this mine at Hill City, South Dakota. A 1905 publication stated that there was $1,500,000 in ore exposed, in an attempt to attract potential investors. Likely a gold mine.   SOLD





1907 THE GOLDEN CREST MINING COMPANY - Galena, South Dakota - Black Hills
1907 THE GOLDEN CREST MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - $1,000 bond payable in gold coin of the United States. The picture appears to be a copy of an actual photograph of the mine buildings - if you look really close you can see the company name on the center building. The Golden Crest MC corporate seal is clearly punched into the bottom of the document. Also notice another very large seal punched above - This unique seal says UNION TRUST COMPANY, DETROIT, MICHIGAN. This is apparently the company that managed the funds for the Golden Crest. Attached to the top of this bond are a number of $35 payment coupons (not shown). Mine office at Deadwood, South Dakota.

The Golden Crest MC owned 256 acres of ground on the divide between Two Bit Gulch and Strawberry Gulch, 3 miles from Galena,  in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The ore was processed in a ten stamp cyanide mill. Signed by Robert L. Bailie as president and F. M. Strout as secretary.   Price - $165  





1904 HIDDEN FORTUNE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Lead City, South Dakota

1890 ALBE MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota - Rare Black Hills certificate. A beautiful little vignette shows an early ore processing operation in the Black Hills. This was most-likely a gold mine. The company seal and dateline both say Deadwood. Hand-signed by Albe Holmes as president. Also notable is the secretaries signature - Laughlin was also a well-known mining man during this era.

Albe Holmes, along with 10 other men, arrived in the Black Hills on a stage coach. This was only the second stage coach to venture into the hills.  They did encounter a large group of Indians, but were not attacked. Mr. Holmes started the first Express Line between Gayville and Deadwood. While researching this company I stumbled across an old photograph of a group of Black Hills cowboys including Albe Holmes and Seth Bullock, so I'm guessing they knew each other. Due to copyright issues, I cannot post the photo here, but the following link with take you there:

ALBE HOLMES - SETH BULLOCK PHOTO

Price - $350



1936 ANACONDA MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Deadwood, South Dakota

1936 ANACONDA MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Issued to L. V. Morford. Signed by E. M. Patterson as company secretary. The bottom of the corporate seal reads: DEADWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA.   Price - $29.00

1890 ALBE MINING COMPANY - Dakota
1886 THE GENERAL CROOK SILVER MINING COMPANY - Dakota Territory - Rare certificate likely named after General Crook, who with the U.S. Cavalry fought Indians in the Black Hills during the 1870s. Bright, shiny silver company seal punched into the lower-left. Low stock #14. Offices at Deadwood. Signed by Robert W. Cooper as president.   Price - $350
1903 THE OLDEN TIME MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Issued for 1 share worth $100. I'm guessing this was an ore milling operation. The presidents signature appears to read Charles Bates and William C. Brown as secretary It has the brightest red company seal that I have ever seen!    Price - $60.00
1903 GALENA RIDGE MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of South Dakota - Company offices at Lead, South Dakota. What a great piece of Black Hills history - all three people who signed this certificate had connections to the Homestake Mining Company. J. W. Freeman was superintendent of the hospital department at the Homestake, T. J. Grier was another superintendent at the Homestake. T. J. Grier was also president of the First National Bank (Lead), and president of the Hearst Mercantile Company, and president of the Black Hills Canal & Water Company (Quite a busy guy!) Chambers Kellar was a long-time Homestake attorney.   SOLD 
1890s BLACK HILLS PROSPECTING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of South Dakota - Simple design but quite scarce. This was a small, obscure company with only 500 shares available at $10 each. Likely operated around Deadwood or Lead, SD. Unissued. (Dated 189_) Book receipt still attached to left side.  
 Price - $49.00 

1930 MOUNTAIN FLOWER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in October of 1929) Under the Laws of South Dakota - What a nice name for a mining company! Issued to Joseph Disler. Picture shows two miners loading an ore cart in a tunnel.
Price - $39.00

1888 THE GATE CITY MINING COMPANY of RAPID CITY, PENNINGTON COUNTY, DAKOTA TERRITORY - Incorporated Under the Laws of Dakota  - BLACK HILLS - Stock # 28 - Rare certificate. In fact, it is the first I have seen from this company and I have been selling Black Hills stocks for a long time. This must have been an obscure Dakota company because I could find no information about it anywhere. Issued to A. P. Sterling. I did recognize one of the signatures - O. L. Cooper was an early Black Hills attorney. The company president was Charles W. Bryden. Picture shows a covered wagon, prospectors, and a stream running through the mountains. "ORO Y PLATA" is printed inside the circle. Back in the early days, Rapid City was also known as the "Gate City" of the Black Hills.   SOLD