Beautifully engraved certificate from the Gold Tunnel Mining Company issued in 1903. This historic document was printed by the New York Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignettes of miners in glory hole loading two mule drawn ore cars and a miner shouting to hoistman to raise loaded ore bucket. This item is hand signed by the Company's President (Henry B. Sieganauer ) and Treasurer and is over 110 years old.
This was the first quartz mine in Nevada County, according to Mac Boyle, 1919. It was in production from 1850 to 1875, and intermittently thereafter. It was purchased be the California Consolidated group. Slight folds in thirds - Condition is VF+ History from Encyberpedia and OldCompany.com (old stock certificate research service)