Silver Creek Mining Co. Stock Certificates (Quicksilver) (107137)

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Silver Creek Mining Co. Stock Certificates (Quicksilver)   (107137)
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We have never heard of this company! Inc. Dec. 22, 1899. Two different. No. 53, issued for 1,000 shares to H. Herrington on March 16th, 1900 in San Jose. Signed by president HR Bradford and secretary Allyn. Not cancelled. Purple border and background, allegorical vignette of woman. Pinholes, folds. Also No. 111, issued to Herrington on May 18th, 1900 in San Jose. Sam corp signatures. Green border, same vignette.Pinholes, folds. According to the Los Angeles Herald (Jan. 3, 1900), the company "has entered actively into the development of an old quicksilver mine on Silver creek. Thirty years ago the mine was worked, and it is said that over $300,000 worth of quicksilver was taken out. With the fall in price the mine was abandoned. Tho present high prices have caused the organization of the new company and a renewal of work. A new smelter will be constructed." Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1900
State/Country: California
City/County: San Jose