Beautifully engraved unissued Certificate from the King Mining Company . This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignettes of six mining scenes. This item is over 50 years old.
On August 24, 1943, the King Mining Company was formed, consolidating fifteen properties north of Mullan and east of
Burke, Idaho. These properties included 176 patented claims -- encompassing 3177 acres, three mill sites, thirty-five
unpatented claims, and a sixteen acre tract of land. John Wourms chaired of the meeting and Wallace Sanford kept the minutes.
Attending were Roy W. Anno, Henry Buhrmester, and H.V. Kiebert. Anno nominated the others to act as the first official
members of the board.
Following the incorporation meeting, the first board meeting was held to elect officers. Anno was named president; Kiebert,
vice-president; Sanford, secretary-treasurer; Paul Jessup, Comptroller, and Wourms, attorney. The company, according to the
minutes (p. 11), "...was organized for the purpose of acquiring a group of mining claims or properties in Lelande and Hunter
Mining Districts, owned by various corporations, and that under the plan of reorganization, shares would be issued for the
purpose of these concerns in the following amounts:"
Company to whom No. of Claims No. of
King stock issued: for which issued: shares issued:
Marsh Group 9 266,667
East Hecla 4 40,000
Missoula Copper 10 50,000
Copper King 18 268,000
Homestake 5 50,000
Hercules 53 560,000
Liquidator 13 100,000
Imperial 10 142,439
Sonora 11 166,569
National Copper 16 163,193
Gertie 3 75,000
At the next meeting, held March 1, 1945, new directors were elected. These included, Henry Day, F.M. Rothrock, and W.N.
Sanford. R.W. Anno was elected president and Henry Buhrmester, vice-president. The board meeting followed: Henry Day
was elected president and manager, and F.M. Rothrock vice-president. The only other order of business was accepting a
$3,000 loan from the Hercules to pay-off the company's liabilities.
At the final meeting of the Directors, on June 18, 1947, the decision was made to consolidate King Mining Company with the
Hercules and ten other companies, creating Day Mines Incorporated.
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