Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Lone Pine Surprise Consolidated Mining Co. dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the Tucker, Hanford Co. of Seattle, and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).
This certificate's vignette features a lone pine tree against a mountain backdrop. On the back of the certificate there is a bear in the mountains.
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PLEASE NOTE paper loss in upper left corner margin.
Located in Ferry County, Washington, the Lone Pine Surprise Consolidated Mining Company was a group of four claims, of which the Lone Pine had fine gold-bearing veins apexing within its boundaries. The No. 1 tunnel intersected the four claims, giving assay values of from $3 to $8 per ton. No. 2 is was from 4 to 16 feet wide. The ore on No. 3 vein ran from $7 to $8 per ton. The No. 4 was from five to six feet wide, with assay values running from $10 to $250 per ton, and averaging $18 per ton, principally in gold. Development work on the Surprise consisted of tunnels, shafts and open cuts, aggregating about 1,100 linear feet. Some high values were obtained on the surface. A tunnel was run 160 feet, intersecting the vein at a vertical depth of 50 feet below outcrop. Drifts ran in the vein north 160 feet and south 260 feet. The vein showed a width of from 8 to 15 feet. In the north drift values were low. In the south drift stringers and bunches of $20 to $30 or were encountered. Near the south end of the claim a shaft was sunk 35 feet on the vein. The first 25 feet showed 3 1/2 feet in width of $25 ore, the remaining 10 feet and a drift 16 feet long from the bottom of the shaft were low grade quartz. A tunnel was started at a point south of the shaft giving 110 feet depth below collar of shaft. At a point 80 feet from its portal a tunnel intersected the vein. A drift extended north in the vein to a point beneath the shaft with low grade quartz, assaying from $2 to $6 per ton. The Quilp mine, belonging to the Quilp Mining Company was also located on this vein, and adjoined the Surprise on the south.
On the Lone Pine property, work was done in the nature of tunnels, shafts, raises, cross-cuts and drifts, aggregating approximately 2,500 linear feet, disclosing the Black Tail vein and four cross-veins, so-called, as the general trend of the veins in this district had a northerly and southerly course; whereas the cross-veins were at right angles to the north and south system. The No. 1, or upper tunnel, was started near the center of the Lone Pine claim and about 320 feet north of the south end line.