Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Florence-Goldfield Mining Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, measures approximately 10" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
Very hard to find piece with a great mining vignette flanked by barrels, sledgehammers and shovels. Four additional mining scenes appear in the corners.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Florence-Goldfield Mining Company was incorporated in South Dakota and had operations in Nevada's Goldfield District.
Thomas G. Lockhart - who has signed this piece as the company President - together with his longtime business associate and financial backer, A. D. Parker, purchased control of the as yet undeveloped Florence claims in 1904. The mines were developed under Lockhart's astute management and became one of the foremost producers in the district. In 1906-1907 Lockhart and Parker smartly avoided consolidation with the other producing mines when Senator George Nixon and George Wingfield were assembling their mining interests in the district.
The Florence Company became the only large producer not to be controlled by the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company and between 1906 and 1909 the Florence mines produced over $6,000,000 worth of ore which was a little less than one quarter of the total production of the Goldfield district.
However, production soon dried up and the company was idled in 1916.