Beautifully engraved certificate from the Central Mining and Development Company 1907 - Arizona issued
in 1907. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of four men mining deep in a mine. This item is hand signed by the Company's President ( S. H. Snyder ) and Secretary ( N. B. Johnson ) and is
over 96 years old.
The company operated the Two Queens Group of Mines where there was 5
shafts and one tunnel. Despite marvelous assays, 3 small smelter shipments, 1907, gave returns of
only $36.53. The property was purchased for $6000, and capitalized at $10 million. Frank H. Horn,
Raymond P. May and S. H. Snyder were sentenced, June 2, 1909, to one year imprisonment each, at
Leavenworth, and $500 fine, for fraud in connection with the promotion of this company. John E.
Horn was fined $500 and Elisha S. Horn was also convicted of fraud. (Copper Handbook, 1910, p.579-580).
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