South Emma Mining Company Stock Certificate (107198)

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South Emma Mining Company Stock Certificate   (107198)
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Little Cottonwood Mining District, Utah Territory (printed at top). Inc. January 11th, 1872. No. 105, issued for 300 shares to Chas. E. Gillett on June 3rd, 1872 in San Francisco. Signed by president JE de la Montagnie and secretary Henry Boyle. Not cancelled. Trademark Britton & Rey design with black border and print, fancy logo, and vignette at top of mine/mill. 4 x 9" Pinholes, folds, heavy toning. Hollister (1882) reports on the Emma Mine at Alta in the Cottonwood District saying it "perhaps ranks first." The surface bonanza of ore was 30,000 tons valued at $100 per ton. He notes it "has long been under a cloud...[but] works has begun again," including a prospecting shaft being sunk from the end of the Bay City Tunnel and expected to hit the vein at a depth of 400-600 ft. [Ref: The Resources and Attractions of Utah, pg. 25-26] Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1872
State/Country: Utah
City/County: Alta