Mina Rica De Las Flores Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate [154016]

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Mina Rica De Las Flores Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate [154016]
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We have not offered this before. "West Point D., Calaveras C. Cal." (printed under title). Incorporated May 19th, 1863. No. 240, issued for 15 shares to Henry Siram on Oct. 2nd, 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by the president (Gavel) and secretary (illegible). Not cancelled. Black border and print, floral vignettes. Printed by Drouaillets Litho., SF. 5.5 x 9.5" Deep folds and creases, tears, wear to edges. Please inspect. In a report by chemist John McCulloch to the Daily Alta California in August 1863, the mine is said to have a shaft 105 ft. deep, with three distinct quartz veins that are hypothesized to yield $50-75 per ton. An 1866 article further defines the mine property as being located at Camp Flores, 1.5 miles east of West Point. At that point, they have a 10 stamp mill. They own two veins: the Mina Rica (130 ft. deep shaft) and the Lockwood (100 ft. deep shaft). The name translates to "Rich Mine of the Flowers." West Point was originally named Indian Gulch when founded in 1852; the name was changed to West Point in 1854.

Date: 1863
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Calaveras County