Ed. Hargreaves Kirkland Gold Mines 1936 - Canada
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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Ed. Hargreaves Kirkland Gold Mines issued in 1936. This historic document was printed by the British American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it. This item is hand signed by the Companys President and Secretary and is over 67 years old. Kirkland Lake In 1906, just prior to the spectacular Porcupine-Timmins discoveries, claims had been staked by two brothers, named Burrows, at the site that subsequently became known as Kirkland Lake. Here in Teck Township, just east of Swastika and roughly half way between Cobalt and the Porcupine-Timmins camp, the Burrows brothers had discovered evidence of gold in that area but not gold of obvious importance. Nonetheless, they staked claims that attracted others to the area. One of these men, William H. Wright, a native of England who had worked as a butcher before serving in the British army, staked claims near those of the Burrows brothers. Later the claims Wright had staked with his brother-in-law, Ed Hargreaves, were found to be on the main ore-bearing fault structure, the spinal column of Kirkland Lake ore bodies and mining camp.
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