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North Clear Creek Gold & Silver Mining Company

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 600.00 USD
North Clear Creek Gold & Silver Mining Company
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# 199 for 5 shares to AT Nye. Signed by Erasmus Sterling and president John A Dix(?). Dateline New York 1865. Incorporated 1864. 25c Revenue stamp. JO Seymour & Co,. printer, New York. Not cancelled. Much staining - mostly coming from issues on the reverse. One edge tear top and one bottom. Fair condition.

George A. Jackson, a native of Missouri, penetrated into the mountains during the winter of 1858 and discovered the hot soda springs near the present site of the town of Idaho Springs, and shortly afterward, on January 7, 1859, he washed fine gold from the gravels bordering Chicago Creek near its mouth. In early May 1859, John Hamilton Gregory, an Alabama-born mule skinner on his way to the Jackson Diggings, turns up the North Fork of Clear Creek instead and, following a trail of color a half mile up a small gulch (soon to be named Gregory Gulch), discovers a rich oxidized vein of gold-bearing quartz feeding a placer below with bits of free gold. Other prospectors coming up North Clear Creek soon learned of his discovery, and the news spread and occasioned another rush, many hastening across the hills from Cherry Creek and from the Jackson "diggings," on South Clear Creek. Gregory sold his two claims for $21,000 in the summer of 1859 and soon afterward left the district. Prag Collection [More 1860's Colorado stocks in the next auction] State: Colorado City: Clear Creek, Gilpin County Date: 1865 HWAC# 86029