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St. Nicholas Zinc Company (Shawangunk Mountains, NY)

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SKU: 6848
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the St. Nicholas Zinc Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Goes and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).

 

The certificate features a total of seven mining vignettes - a primary scene at the upper left corner and six additional adorning the border. 

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The St. Nicholas Zinc Company was incorporated in Delaware in 1916, but operated a mine in New York's Shawangunk Mountains.

    The company took over an existing (but non-working) mine between Summitville and Mamakating, Sullivan County, in 1917 and attempted to tap into the regions known zinc reserves. The nearby Ellenville Zinc Company already had experience some success in the region. In total, the company owned just over a 1,000 acres in the area.

    However, the company was never able to effectively produce profitable quantities, and by 1920, the mine was effectively dead.