Coast range Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock

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Coast range Gold & Silver Mining Company Stock
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# 118 for 3 shares to Frank Cooper. Signed by LA Britten and president Frank Cooper. Datelined San Francisco 1863. Incorporated July 1863. 25c Protest Revenue stamp. Uncancelled. Sunset over the ocean with a mountain mining vignette (hardly where this mine was located). Location Silver Mountain District, Amador County. A claim identified as being in the Silver Mountain Mining District in 1864 (per Calif. Division of Mines & Geology listing in "Mines and Mineral Resources of Alpine County" by William B. Clark). The Coast Range was a lode at Silver Mountain; the Consolidated Tunnel was designed to cut multiple ledges (Wisconsin; New York; Napa; El Dorado; Sierra Nevada; and Coast Range); the tunnel was to commence "in the rear and above Fisk's hotel" (1865 Jan 14 MG). Frank Cooper was one of the original Commissioners charged with designating the election precincts in newly-formed Alpine Co. (1864 "Alpine County Bill". [Thank you to Karen Dustman, local historian and author of the book "Silver Mountain City" (Clairitage Press) for background information on the mine and signatures.] Prag Collection

State: California City: Silver Mountain Date: 1863 HWAC# 80302