Beautifully engraved certificate from the Bovard Consolidated Mines Company issued in 1910. This historic document was printed by the New York Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette at upper left of miner using hydraulic drill underground. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, E. R. Dodge and Treasurer, and is over 100 years old.
The Mines Directory - 1910 BOVARD CONSOLIDATED MINES COMPANY. Located in Bovard District, Esmeralda County, Nevada, 16 miles southeast of Rawhide- About 380 acres unpatented land. Gold. Incorporated 1909, Maine laws; capitalized at $5,000,000-- 5,000,000 shares, par $1. Two million shares in treasury. Aside from prospect work in the shape of open cuts and shallow shafts the principal development at present consists of a 150-foot incline shaft, which is to be sunk to the 700-foot level. Ore encountered in sinking the shaft thus far said to average $12.00 to $14.50 per ton. Officers: E. R. Dodge, President; Joseph Pheby, Vice-President; B. H. Scheftels, Secretary and Treasurer, and Nat C. Goodwin, Director. Main office, 42 Broad -Street, New York. Transfer Agent and Registrar, Security Registrar & Transfer Company, New York. Stock listed on New York curb. Nevada pioneer E. R. Dodge. Dodge arrived from Wisconsin and labored in many occupations. He attended Heald Business school in San Francisco and when he returned to Nevada he became the County Clerk at Eureka, Nevada. By 1905 E. R. Dodge had become the Speaker Pro-Tem of the Nevada Assembly.