Gunsight Mining Company 1883 - Pima County, Arizona

Gunsight Mining Company 1883 - Pima County, Arizona

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Gunsight Mining Company 1883 - Pima County, Arizona

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Gunsight Mining Company issued in 1883. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of men working in a mine. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President (I. B. Baker) and Treasurer and is over 120 years old. The certificate printer is Leonhardt & Sons, Philadelphia. The company was incorporated in New Jersey. EF condition.
Certificate Vignette In November of 1878, the Gunsight Mine was located by prospectors and named because it was near a mountain that looked like a gunsight. It proved to be rich in silver ore. Miners attracted to the new operation formed the Gunsight camp. By 1892 the mine was producing under the Silver Gert Mining Company. Forty men were employed and eight buildings were constructed. The post office opened in 1892 and was closed four years later in 1896. They had the richest vein in the district that was over 4 feet wide which was reached by a 340 foot shaft. Today, Gunsight is a ghost town reminding us of 19th and early 20th century mining communities that were a part of the western mining phenomenon.

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