Beautiful certificate from the Oscar Creek Consolidated Mining Company issued in 1915. This item has been hand signed by the Company’s President, Charles Burkhalter and Secretary, Alva H. Gunnell and is over 104 years old.
Los Angeles Mining Review - 1911
The Oscar Creek Consolidated Mining company is the name of the new corporation which recently acquired a number of placer properties on Oscar creek, 10 miles south of Grants Pass. The group consists of a number of mines that were formerly operated by individuals, among them being the Oscar Gulch, Jewel and Carson. The principals in the new company are A. H. Gunnell, L. L. Jewel and Charles Burkhalter, all of Grants Pass. The company is equipping the mines for operation os a much larger scale.— Mining Record.
Mineral resources of Oregon 1916 By Oregon Bureau of Mines and Geology
OSCAR CREEK CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY (placer)
LOWER APPLEGATE DISTRICT JOSEPHINE COUNTY
Local name: "Jewell & Moore Group."
Office: First National Bank Bldg., Grants Pass, Oregon. Charles Burkhalter, Pres.-Treas.; Alva H. Gunnell, Sec, both of Grants Pass, Oregon. Capital stock $250,000; par value $1.00; all subscribed, issued and paid up. (1916 report).
This company has the Jewell and Moore group of 5 placer claims, 3 being patented; the Swinded claim, unpatented; Carson group of 2 claims, unpatented ; together with 92 additional acres of patented right of way and dump grounds located in Sees. 14, 15, 22 and 21, T. 37 S., R. 5 W., 2 miles east of Murphy and about 10 miles soith of Grants Pass.
The equipment on this property consists of 2 giants, 1100 feet of pipe, 300 feet of flume and 3 miles of ditches. The water supply is sufficient for operations about 4 months in the year. It is said that the property has produced more than $40,000 to date.
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