Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock with Vignette of Keane Operation [130169]

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Keane Wonder Mining Company Stock with Vignette of Keane Operation   [130169]
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The location was discovered by a miner named Jack Keane. Keane and a partner named Domingo Etcharren had scouted the area, called Chloride Cliffs, and had located a potential silver mine. Etcharren found quartz and Keane discovered the gold. Keane named the find "Keane's Wonder" and the two miners quickly sold an option on the claim to a New Yorker named Joseph DeLamar. The discovery caused a brief gold rush, which was soon eclipsed by a larger find further north. In 1906 investors John Campbell and then Homer Wilson turned the find into a major mine. Homer Wilson moved to the mine site with his family, and created two towns in the area called Keane Springs and Chloride City, California. The mine turned out to be a profitable operation. Etcharren used his share to purchase a store, while Keane was later involved in two shootings and was imprisoned in Ireland for murder. #1020 for 100 shares to William H. Faust. Signed by president WH Wells and secretary George Thomson. Corner folds. Overall very nice. The vignette is an actual photograph of the Keane mining operation!

Date: 1913
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Death Valley
Provenance: Ken Prag Collection