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United Rico Mines Company (Colorado)


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Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the United Rico Mines Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company 3rd Vice President and Secretary, was printed by the Republic Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).

Very hard to find piece with a beautiful mountain river valley mining scene.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The United Rico Mines Company was incorpoated in December of 1901 in Colorado for the purpose of mining, milling and smelting ore. The company controlled the following properties and companies:

    • Enterprise
    • Rico-Aspen
    • Black Hawk
    • Rico Townsite
    • Grand View
    • Atlanta Cable
    • Futurity
    • Rico Smelting & Refining Company
    • Rico Concentrating & Mining Company
    • Rico Mining & Milling Company

    At the time, this was probably the largest mining property in Colorado, comprising 161 mining claims, and mining rights under adjoining ground equal in area to another 115 mining claims, or a total equal to 276 mining claims; four tunnel sites, coal lands (320 acres) with coke ovens, six miles from big mining property; four mill sites, four sets of water rights, town lots in Rico, 10 hoisting or other plants at different shafts and tunnels; 100-ton smelter, 100-ton concentrating mill, 50-ton zinc plant, etc.

    Practically all the mining property was patented, the exceptions being entitled to United States patents. There were about 20 miles of underground workings.