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1911 BORINDUM EXTRACTION COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1907) Under the Laws of Arizona - This company made use of Royer Luckenbach's process for amalgamation and separation of ores by passing electricity through mercury. Borindum is the name given a chemical compound used for the reduction of gold, silver, copper and lead ores. Unique vignette shows two stacks of precious metal ingots (at top) and miners filling horse-drawn ore carts underground at bottom. Shares valued at $100 each. Quality printing by the Franklin Lee Bank Note Co. of New York. Scarce stock certificate! Price - $150
1883 THE BURRO BURRO MINING COMPANY - Incorporated and Organized in 1881, Under the Laws of the State of New Jersey, as The Silver King Gold & Silver Mining Company. Name of the Corporation Changed in 1882, to the Burro Burro Mining Company (printed at top). MINE SITUATED MYERS DISTRICT, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY. The Burro Burro Mine was located south of Gila, Arizona. The Gunsight Mine was also in the Myers Mining District. Signed by Chas. Craige as treasurer and Albert Merritt, president. Company office at Camden, NJ. Stock certificate issued to W. F. Springer for 1,000 shares. Printed by Theo Leonhardt & Son Phila. ⛏ RARE
Price - $285
1906 TROY MANHATTAN COPPER COMPANY - Property Located in Troy - Pinal County, Arizona. The Troy Manhattan had 5 claims on 1,200 acres. There were 7,000 feet of tunnels and the main lode was 800 feet underground. The ore contained from 8 - 16% copper. The company had continuous problems with equipment and did not exist for long. Price - $125
1918 MOLINE & ARIZONA COPPER COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1917) Under the Laws of the State of Arizona - Issued to John Lundberg and signed by B. F. Baker as president. Price - $59.00
190_ THE HYDE PARK LEAD & ZINC COMPANY - Territory of Arizona - Impressive Bald Eagle with wings spread. Unissued (Early 1900s) Price - $39.00
1870s SALERO MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY - Incorporated in 1875 - Location of Mines, Pima County, Arizona Territory (printed to the right & left of the vignette). Rich silver mine located on the Arivaca Ranch - Truman Mining District. This was one of the earliest mines in Arizona Territory. Shares worth $100 each. Main picture shows a stagecoach in rugged terrain in the Sonoran Desert. Portrait at left shows company president, Henry Wells, who was previously president of the American Express Company and one of the founders of the Wells Fargo Company. An exceptional piece of Arizona history! Office at Cleveland, Ohio. Unissued (Dated 18__) Price - $89.00
1905 THE TIMBERLAKE MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) in the Territory of Arizona - Title and seal printed in shiny-gold ink. This was a tough one to research. Offices at Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois. Apparently also had mines at Greeley, Colorado. Issued to Ellen A. Williams for 1,000 shares. Signed by W. F. Church as secretary and Alfred Broaderick, company president. Price - $60.00
1895 GOLDEN QUEEN MINING & MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated in New Orleans, Louisiana - Mines in Arizona. This was a Tombstone, Arizona operation.
Price - $75.00
1908 CARDINAL MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1907) Under the Laws of Arizona - Mine located in Yavapai County near Poland, Arizona. Ore contained a large amount of free milling gold, as well as copper, lead and zinc. Picture on the front shows a bright red Cardinal (bird) in flight. Reverse is very ornate with mountains, flowers and Bald Eagle vignettes. Mine office at Prescott, AZ. Printed by the Franklin Press Co. Pueblo, Colorado. Price - $82.00
1904 BIG CREEK GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Issued to Isaac M. Williams for 500 shares. Shiny-gold corporate seal clearly punched into the lower left. Picture shows a Bull Elk in the wilderness. Signed by Hiram P. Davis as president. Price - $79.00
1908 INTERNATIONAL GOLD MINES COMPANY - Organized (in 1906) Under the Laws of Arizona - Printed with lots of shiny-gold ink. Issued to C. A. Anderson.
Price - $42.00
1909 CONSOLIDATED METALS COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona. Large certificate with three nice mining vignettes. Price - $42.00
1916 INSPIRATION NEEDLES COPPER COMPANY - Globe, Arizona printed in the company seal. Issued to C. W. Pope & Co. and signed by Dan R. Williams as president. Price - $42.00
1906 THE COAST LINE COPPER COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Unique vignette shows a coastline with large cactus at center. An old steamboat and sailboat can be seen on the water. Signed by Judson A. Elliott as secretary. Price - $69.00
190_ THE CRAZY BASIN MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Very unusual certificate. The Crazy Basin District was in Yavapai County, Arizona. Large red drawing in the background shows the Bank of England and an early miner swinging a pickax. "BACK OF THE BANK IS THE MAN WITH THE PICK" printed beneath. Sources tell me the Crazy Basin discovery was made by A. D. Schultz, a Colorado miner, who townsited the town of Alma, Arizona - named after the principal claim, Alma. This rich claim had 10 distinct veins of ore, showing free gold and native silver in abundance along with copper and lead. Unissued. (Early 1900s) Price - $75.00
1904 GOLDEN SANDS PLACER COMPANY - Incorporated (in June of 1904) Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - PREFERRED printed in bold red ink. This appears to be one of the earlier stocks issued by the company - # A16. Bald Eagle with wings spread in background. Research indicates this property was never developed. Floyd B. Wilson, president and Frederick K. Jones, treasurer. Price - $69.00
1896 THE SUN DANCE GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated February 29th, 1896 Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Certificate #59, issued about two months after the company formed. Shiny-gold corporate seal. The Sun Dance GMC operated the Silver Trail and W. E. Thorne mines in Yavapai County, Arizona. Mines were on Groom Creek and Hassayaapa Creek. Signed by L. A. Davies as company president. Office at Prescott, Arizona (stamped in the seal). Printed by the Western Bank Note Company of Chicago. *** Scarce ***
Price - $225
1883 THE TOTAL WRECK MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of New York - Pima County, Arizona Territory Ghost Town. The Total Wreck silver mine was discovered by John T. Dillon in 1879. Mr. Dillon was credited with naming the Empire Mountains of Arizona. While walking through the desert, Dillon noticed large quartz boulders scattered over a hillside and said it was a “Total Wreck”. Upon closer inspection, he found traces of silver in the rock. Stock certificate issued to John H. Harvey, a wealthy Englishman who was a major investor in the mine. A small town quickly sprang up there, also named Total Wreck. The same year this stock was issued, a crew of Mexican woodcutters employed to provide wood for the mill, were attacked by Geronimo’s Apaches. Six of the men were killed and became the first to be buried in Total Wreck’s small cemetery. Signed by J. M. Requa as president and John McMillan, secretary. It was reported to be a very rich mine. RARE ARIZONA HISTORY!!! Price - $995
1890 CINCINNATI MINING COMPANY - Incorporated March 26th, 1890 - MINES, TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA printed at botton center. Cochise County. Issued to one of the company directors, N. B. Lazard for 50 shares worth $100 each. Signed by J. J. Scoville as secretary and A. F. McGrew, president. Office at San Francisco, California.
*** Scarce *** Price - $375
1905 TORNADO MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Stock certificate issued to Martha Case for 100 shares. Sgned by H. C. Albrecht as secretary and W. H. Baker, company president. Price - $69.00
1864 WALIPI GOLD AND SILVER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated December 31st, 1863 - Civil war era certificate issued to Cyrus Holloway for 50 shares worth $200 each. Early stock# 10. Only 1,200 shares were offered by the company so there can't be too many of these around. SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT, ARIZONA TERRITORY - Moss Lode. Likely named after prospector, Johnny Moss, who discovered gold in this area in 1861 and started a rush. He is sometimes referred to as "the mining Kit Carson". Fort Mohave region. 25 cent Internal Revenue stamp affixed to left side. Signed by W. Knapp as secretary and J. Mason, company president. Price - $325
1881 BRADSHAW MINING COMPANY - Incorporated May 14th, 1881 Under the Laws of the State of New York - Location of Mine, Tombstone District, Arizona Territory (printed to the right & left of the title). 100 share stock certificate issued to company secretary, E. D. Barnes. Shares were worth $10 each. I believe the presidents' signature reads M. P. Shaffer. Mark P. Shaffer operated a mining supply store in Tombstone. I found only bits and pieces of information about the company. It was a silver mine located near the San Pedro River. Ore contained rich chlorides and horn silver, with values of $80 - $100 per ton (in 1880s dollars). Reverse signed by W. W. Shaw and another illegible name (still researching who that might be). Printed by the American Bank Note Co., New York.
It should be noted that this certificate was issued shortly before the famous gunfight on October 26th, 1881, which the lawmen and Doc Holliday killed Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton.
*** RARE Piece of Tombstone, Arizona history! Price - $775
1905 THE UNION PASS GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1902) Under the Laws of Arizona - Issued to Edgar E. Allen for 125 shares. Union Pass Mining District, Mohave County, Arizona. Located 4 miles southwest of the Sheep Trail group of mines. Gold was found in veins of quartz and fluorspar. Bull Elk vignette at top and beehive at bottom. Price - $85.00
1909 HORSESHOE GOLD MINING AND MILLING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1907) Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Stock certificate issued to company president, John P. Wilson for 5,000 shares. Kingman, Arizona printed on the date line. Notice the horseshoe design to the right and left of the title and in the corporate seal. Price - $75.00
1907 VERDE GRANDE COPPER COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1906) Under the Laws of Arizona - Mine office: Jerome, Yavapai County, Arizona. Here is an excerpt from my research - "Lands, 10 claims, area 120 acres, partly patented, about one mile south and west of the United Verde, on the southern slope of Smelter Hill, the United Verde being on the opposite slope, lands being located on a precipitous hill, with poor roads". Little Daisy Claim. Produced gold and silver ore with good values. Stock certificate issued to John W. Faringer Jr. for 100 shares. Signed by M. J. Beirn Jr. as secretary and Hon. I. H. Kinley, company president. Price - $60.00
1919 BIG JIM CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Arizona, April 1917 - Stock certificate issued to C. W. Pope & Co. for 500 shares. Most notable is the unique vignette, apparently made from an actual drawing of the mine. Notice the large sign over the mine shaft which reads: "BIG JIM CON.". This company had 7 claims in the Tom Reed - Gold Road region and the Blue-Bird group west of the Tom Reed. Ore contained gold-bearing veins in Andesite. Mine office: Oatman, Arizona. Mohave County. Printed by the W. P. Jeffries Company, Los Angeles. Price - $89.00
1909 DALY MINES COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1909) Under the Laws of the Territory of Arizona - Stock certificate issued to W. H. I. Reaney for 40 shares. Mine office at Bouse, Arizona. Yuma County. Owned 16 claims, known as the Vulcan Group in the Plomosa District, 8 miles south of Bouse. Ore contained gold, silver and copper. There is a second seal punched into the lower right corner which reads: Detroit Trust Company, Michigan. Another nice vignette on the reverse shows a steam locomotive pulling ore cars, passing through rugged mountains. Signed by Joseph A. McBride as secretary and Carroll J. Daly, company president. Price - $75.00