Beautiful uncancelled certificate from the Decatur Silver Mining Company issued in 1883. This historic document was printed by Bosford & Sons, NY and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of four miners underground. This item is hand signed by the Company's President, W. K. Marvin and Secretary, Chas. P Adams and is over 122 years old.
Printed on the certificate "Willis Creek, Russell District, Gilpin County, Colorado. Helmer Lode, 3000 Feet, Decatur, Herschel & Paul, Each 1500 Feet, 5 Acres Mill Site & 22 Acres Gold Placer"
The mines were located 2 miles from Central City. Assays ran at $5 to $150 ounces gold per ton and smelting ore was $100 per ton. (Corregan & Lingane, p.272).
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