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SOLD at 2011 Mar 16 @ 16:07UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Assay receipt #22499. "Memorandum of Gold Deposited by Decker, Jewitt, & Paxton at the Pioneer Assay Office of H. Harris & Co, Late Harris and Marchand" in Marysville, CA on May 14, 1860. The submitted specimen was amalgam that yielded a value of $11691.48. Signed by H. Harris and D. Marchand; also signed by O. Biglow on the far left and directly below is a signature representing “H.H & CO.” Lettering is done in a variation of an Old English font on an off-white paper printed by Agnew, Deffbauch Printers, located in San Francisco, CA. Receipt was folded in thirds. Several discoloration marks resulting from the folds are present on the reverse. Very Fine Condition.
Marysville was never an important mining town by itself; however, it was an important mining center and metropolis for the Feather and Yuba River Mines. Many attempts were made to dredge the Yuba River above Marysville, some of which were documented in the Sacramento Transcript and the Marysville Herald. Shortly after the failed dredging, prospectors and entrepreneurs turned their attention to quartz mining at Brownsville and many other locations around Yuba County.