Gadsden Copper Company - Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona 1919

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Gadsden Copper Company issued in 1919. This historic document was printed by the Security Banknote company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a millsite next to a river. This item is hand signed by the Company's Vice President and Secretary, Walter Roche and is over 87 years old.

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Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 94; Anderson, C.A. & S.C. Creasey (1958), Geology and ore deposits of the Jerome area, Yavapai Co., AZ, USGS PP 308: 154. A Cu-Ag-Au mine located on 39 claims about 1½ miles SE of Jerome and west of the Jerome Del Monte property. Owned by the Gadsden Copper Co. Closed in 1920. Most of the claims are east of the Verde fault and extend from north of Mescal Gulch to south of Del Monte Gulch. Cu-Ag-Au ore was located SW of the shaft on the 1200 level (?) where the Verde fault was cut 1,450 feet west of the shaft. Workings included a 4-compartment shaft at 1,200 feet deep and 5,619 feet of drifts & crosscuts. The Calumet & Arizona MC held 70% of the stock in this company. Owned the Monster, News Mining Co, Walker Larrimore and Howe groups located between the United Verde and the Green Monster. There was a 1230' deep shaft and over 5000 feet of workings that did not every find any commercial ore. Operations were suspended in 1920 and the equipment was being sold off after no ore was found. (Mines Handbook, 1925, p.310).