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Garthwaite Assay Kit1000 - Garthwaite Assay Kit
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Once owned by Edwin Garthwaite. This kit was made in Freiberg, Germany. Garthwaite, a mining engineer, was born in San Francisco, CA on 5 August 1857.
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to j******g for (1,600.00 + 360.00) x 1 = 1,960.00
 
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SF Mint Gold Bullion Deposit Book1001 - SF Mint Gold Bullion Deposit Book
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Large ledger of gold bullion deposits at the San Francisco Mint. 11 x 17", 300pp. Important ledger showing the daily records of gold bullion de...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to m******3 for (1,400.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 1,715.00
 
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Utica Assay Reports1002 - Utica Assay Reports
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Four months of assay sheets from the Utica Mill in 1902 (Sep.-Dec.). These actually get down to the specific area in the mine: West Stickle, North Slo
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Estimates : 300.00 - 900.00
Sold to l****e for (110.00 + 24.75) x 1 = 134.75
 
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Big Canyon Gold Mining & Milling Company1003 - Big Canyon Gold Mining & Milling Company
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9 pieces. Two assay sheets. One with prices of bars from Theodore Allen. Two of the Big Canyon Chlorination Works (see photo for condition) for Januar
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to l****e for (45.00 + 10.13) x 1 = 55.13
 
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Densmore Consolidated Gold Mining Company Assay Archive1004 - Densmore Consolidated Gold Mining Company Assay Archive
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65+ pieces. Mostly Memorandum of Gold Bullion and Assay Reports. Several billheads from the mill - all with assay reports. Several indicate ore shippe
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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James Ott, Nevada Assay Office Receipts1005 - James Ott, Nevada Assay Office Receipts
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Lot of seven unused gold dust assay receipts for the Nevada Assay Office. James J. Ott, assayer. Allegorical vignette top center. 186-. Printed by Bri
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to a********n.. for (60.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 73.50
 
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Two Receipts for James. J. Ott, Nevada Assay Office1006 - Two Receipts for James. J. Ott, Nevada Assay Office
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Unused block of two assay receipts for the Nevada Assay Office, operated by famous assayer James T. Ott at 30 Main Street. Allegorical vignette. Datel
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
 
 
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Assay Related RN Checks1007 - Assay Related RN Checks
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Lot of four Sather & Co., San Francisco RN-G checks. 1) Two checks made payable to Selby Smelting and Lead Co., 1881 and 1882. Signed by J.L.N. ...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to h*******2 for (40.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 49.00
 
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George Rogers early California Assay receipt1008 - George Rogers early California Assay receipt
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Deposited by Hobart, Dunbar * Co. Receipt shows "Quartz in the gold for $1,195.88" (This would be a nice companion piece to the gold watch...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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John Taylor Assay Supply Archive1009 - John Taylor Assay Supply Archive
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190 John Taylor billheads for the Utica Mining Company for supplies. Here is a fabulous nearly complete record of what one mine bought from the John T
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Estimates : 400.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to h*******2 for (200.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 245.00
 
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Memorandum of Bullion Deposited at S.F. Mint1010 - Memorandum of Bullion Deposited at S.F. Mint
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No. 9754. For two bars deposited on May 21, 1925 by Charles Tinney. Bars weighed 321 ounces, gold .4215 fineness and silver .5695 fineness. Total valu
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Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to p********n for (25.00 + 4.88) x 1 = 29.88
 
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Memorandum of Gold Bullion at SF Mint1011 - Memorandum of Gold Bullion at SF Mint
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Amalgamation & grains deposited by Mercantile Trust Company of San Francisco on May 7, 1909, 6.83 oz., total value $117.23. Signed by A. Norton ...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Memorandum of Gold Bullion from the US Mint in San Francisco1012 - Memorandum of Gold Bullion from the US Mint in San Francisco
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Delviered by Wells Fargo for John Hussey of the Hussey Placer Mine of Nevada County. Bar values at $2,714.48. City: San Francisco State:
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to v*****e for (75.00 + 16.88) x 1 = 91.88
 
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Page, Bacon & Co. check signed by assayer Thomas Selby1013 - Page, Bacon & Co. check signed by assayer Thomas Selby
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Number 613 issued on February 8, 1855 to Page, Bacon, & Co. for $3,605. Selby Smelting & Refining Company was begun in 1849 when Thomas arri...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********n for (45.00 + 8.78) x 1 = 53.78
 
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Price's Assay Office & Chemical Laboratory Memorandum of Gold Bullion1014 - Price's Assay Office & Chemical Laboratory Memorandum of Gold Bullion
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Memorandum if Gold Bullion deposited by F. Roseman at the San Francisco Office. Deposit is for $115.05 oz and totals $1,486.08. Receipt is red ink pri
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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San Francisco Assaying and Refining Works, San Francisco, CA. January 28, 18701015 - San Francisco Assaying and Refining Works, San Francisco, CA. January 28, 1870
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Number 9232. Deposited by Kruse & Euler. Kruse & Euler of San Francisco acted as agents for miners and mining companies. This receipt is for...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
 
 
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San Francisco Mint Gold Bullion Receipt1016 - San Francisco Mint Gold Bullion Receipt
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Receipt of gold (California grains) deposited by S. A. McMeans, signed by Cahill for the San Francisco Branch Mint. Dr. S. A. McMeans was born in Dand
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to v*****e for (400.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 490.00
 
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San Francisco Smelting and Assay Lot1017 - San Francisco Smelting and Assay Lot
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Lot of 82. 1) Selby Smelting & Lead Company: assayer includes 8 assay sheets for the Hardenberg Mine. 2) Selby billheads are almost exclusively...
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Estimates : 700.00 - 4,000.00
Sold to h*******2 for (200.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 245.00
 
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Thomas Price Assay1018 - Thomas Price Assay
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Memorandum of bullion deposited by Thomas Bell & Co. to Thomas Price, Analytical Chemist, Assay and Bullion Melter. Office at 524 Sacramento Str...
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 750.00
 
 
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Very Early California Assay1019 - Very Early California Assay
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Receipt 169 for Adams & Company for an assayed sample of gold dust valued at $1,816. 26 by Kellog & Richter, sucessor to Curtis, Perry &...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to m******3 for (400.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 490.00
 
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Denver United States Mint - Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposit1020 - Denver United States Mint - Memorandum of Gold Bullion Deposit
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On September 25, 1878 City National Bank deposited 773.223 ounces of gold for $699.96. H. Silver was assayer in charge and assay was done by A. S. Web
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to v*****e for (225.00 + 50.63) x 1 = 275.63
 
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Assay Office of the New York and Reese River Mining Company1021 - Assay Office of the New York and Reese River Mining Company
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Very early assay receipt from a very rare assay company. Possibly only 2 known in private hands and possibly the best of them. Assay for $748.22 a ton
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to p********n for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Assay Receipt for D. Lundbom1022 - Assay Receipt for D. Lundbom
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Assay Office of D. Lundbom. Dateline Austin, Nev., June 11, 1871. One specimen of pulp deposited by Thomas Jones. Value in silver per ton $218.35. Sig
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********n for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Assay Report from J. S. Currie, Austin, Nevada Territorry1023 - Assay Report from J. S. Currie, Austin, Nevada Territorry
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Veatch & Co. is scratched out and J. S. Currie is handwritten. The Veatch & Co. assay billhead is very rare! Ore is from the Manhattan Mile ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to p********n for (475.00 + 92.63) x 1 = 567.63
 
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Boalt & Stetefeldt assayers receipt1024 - Boalt & Stetefeldt assayers receipt
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Early assay receipt (#2501) from Boalt & Stetefeldt for John Heimbradt. Silver valued at $86.00 per ton. (No gold!) Green Nevada revenue stamp a...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to p********n for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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David Lundbom Assay Report from Austin, Nevada1025 - David Lundbom Assay Report from Austin, Nevada
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Early 1867 assay receipt from the assay office of D. Lundbom dated July 22, 1867. The offices of D. Lundbon were based in Austin, Nevada This is the a
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Estimates : 400.00 - 700.00
Sold to 1********r.. for (350.00 + 78.75) x 1 = 428.75
 
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Manhattan Silver Mining Co.: Assay Sheet, Ore Receipt, and BIllhead1026 - Manhattan Silver Mining Co.: Assay Sheet, Ore Receipt, and BIllhead
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Three items for this Austin mining company. 1) An assay sheet c.1860s from the New York office. Sheet lists ingot numbers, weights, and fineness for t
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to i*****l for (50.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 61.25
 
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Very Rare Assay Receipt for First National Bank of Nevada1027 - Very Rare Assay Receipt for First National Bank of Nevada
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Assay Office of the First National Bank of Austin. J.R. Murphy, Assayer. Dateline Austin, Nevada, February 28th, 1867. For assay of "mill pulp....
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Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to 1********r.. for (250.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 306.25
 
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Comstock Bullion Deposit at the Carson City Mint1028 - Comstock Bullion Deposit at the Carson City Mint
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Memorandum of Silver Bullion Deposited at the Mint of the United States by the Chollar Mill and H&N (Hale and Norcoss) on May 16th, 1888 by H.R....
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to v*****e for (250.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 306.25
 
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A. Sutro & Co.  Bankers and Assayers1029 - A. Sutro & Co. Bankers and Assayers
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Blank unused Dayton, Nevada Territory check form A. Sutro & Company. Very early and quite rare! City: Dayton State: Nevada, Date:
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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A. Sutro & Co., Bankers and Assayers, Receipts1030 - A. Sutro & Co., Bankers and Assayers, Receipts
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Dayton, Nevada Territory! Two unused drafts for A. Sutro & Co. Printed by Agnew & Deffebach print, S.F. Stain and soiling on one of the rece...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to D******a for (75.00 + 16.88) x 1 = 91.88
 
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Assay Sheet for Gold Hill Assay Office1031 - Assay Sheet for Gold Hill Assay Office
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Memorandum of Bullion Deposited for Assay at the Gold Hill Assay Office by the Washoe Mill (Justice Co.). Dateline Gold Hill, Nevada, May 25, 1889. Tw
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to D******a for (80.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 98.00
 
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Rare Conrad Wiegand Bullion Receipt, Gold Hill Assay Office1032 - Rare Conrad Wiegand Bullion Receipt, Gold Hill Assay Office
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Bullion Receipt No. 406, Gold Hill Assay Office. Received from the Savage Mining Co., per Chas. Forman, two packages from the Piute Mill. Signed Conra
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to v*****e for (400.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 490.00
 
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Two Documents for Comstock Gold Bars Going to CC Mint1033 - Two Documents for Comstock Gold Bars Going to CC Mint
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Nice pair of Comstock documents that both deal with gold bars. 1) Memorandum of Bullion Deposited at the Gold Hill Assay Office by "Washoe Mill...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********a.. for (75.00 + 16.88) x 1 = 91.88
 
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Two Gold Hill Assay Sheets1034 - Two Gold Hill Assay Sheets
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Pair of assay sheets: Memorandum of Bullion Deposited for Assay at the Gold Hill Assay Office, W.S. James as Assayer. 1) Dec. 14, 1889. W.S. James is
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to c********a.. for (85.00 + 19.13) x 1 = 104.13
 
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W.S. James, Gold Hill Assayer, Ledger1035 - W.S. James, Gold Hill Assayer, Ledger
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A fabulous historical reference. Large ledger book from W.S. James, assayer from Gold Hill with entries for the Comstock mines: Yellow Jacket, Chollar
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Estimates : 700.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to b*****s for (475.00 + 106.88) x 1 = 581.88
 
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Two Comstock Assay Receipts1036 - Two Comstock Assay Receipts
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Two important Comstock assay offices. 1) Assay Office of Van Wyck & Co., Assayers, Virginia City, N.T. Nov. 17th, 1864 (two weeks after statehoo...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to D******a for (80.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 98.00
 
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F. O. Altinger, assayer report1037 - F. O. Altinger, assayer report
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Assayer report for F. Harding. Altinger was an established assayer and investor in Goldfield, but also had mining holdings throughout Nevada (Rawhide,
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to p********n for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Pacific Mill and Mining Co. Memorandum of Assay1038 - Pacific Mill and Mining Co. Memorandum of Assay
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The Pacific Mill and Mining Company was founded by John Mackay and James G. Fair to process Comstock ores. It is for the Morgan Mill. Bars 391, 392 a
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to c********a.. for (25.00 + 5.63) x 1 = 30.63
 
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Ruhling & Co. Assay Office Memorandum, Virginia City, Nevada1039 - Ruhling & Co. Assay Office Memorandum, Virginia City, Nevada
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Memorandum of Gold and Silver Bullion number 8853 deposited by Summit Mill. A Nevada 5c revenue stamp is at the top left and the bottom is signed by E
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to e*****r for (500.00 + 112.50) x 1 = 612.50
 
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Van Wyck & Co. Assay Sheet1040 - Van Wyck & Co. Assay Sheet
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Early Comstock assay piece. Memorandum of Assay of Bullion deposited at the Assay Office of Van Wyck & Co. by the Savage Mining Co. (Bassets Mil...
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Estimates : 80.00 - 200.00
Sold to p********n for (60.00 + 11.70) x 1 = 71.70
 
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Wells Fargo Express Receipts for Savage Mine Bullion1041 - Wells Fargo Express Receipts for Savage Mine Bullion
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Five receipts from the Virginia City office of Wells, Fargo $ Co.'s Express for the transport of bars of bullion to San Francisco. All bars were...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to h*******2 for (60.00 + 13.50) x 1 = 73.50
 
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Wiegand check from Imperial Silver Mining Company1042 - Wiegand check from Imperial Silver Mining Company
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This is a check to assayer Conrad Wiegand for $14.50 from the Imperial Silver Mining Co. Signed by superintendent A. C. Hamilton. Please see photo for
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p********n for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Original Wiegand & Co. Assayer Sign1043 - Original Wiegand & Co. Assayer Sign
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A truly fabulous piece of Comstock and Nevada history: an original sign from a famous Virginia City assayer, Wiegand & Company. Physical Char...
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Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimates : 10,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Die Veranderungen1044 - Die Veranderungen
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German language dissertation on chemical analysis. 56 pages, 6 x 9". City: State: , Date: 1862 FHWAC#: 25012
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Assay Department 8 Tier Sieves1045 - Assay Department 8 Tier Sieves
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Eight stacking sieves made by the WS Tyler Co., sold by Van Waters & Rogers, longtime suppliers to assay houses and geologic firms & mining ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Silver Mineral Specimens1046 - Silver Mineral Specimens
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Lot of 2: 1) silver, Zacatecas, Mexico, mounted in plastic case, 2) silver, Honduras, 76.4 grams. City: State: , Date: FHW
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Estimates : 200.00 - 900.00
Sold to W*****4 for (100.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 122.50
 
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Mexican Silver Specimens1047 - Mexican Silver Specimens
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Lot of 3: 1) argentite in chaleopyrite and calcite, Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico, 26.2 grams; 2) silver and chrysocolla, Sonora, Mexico, mounted
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Estimates : 200.00 - 900.00
Sold to b*****s for (100.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 122.50
 
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Silver Specimens1048 - Silver Specimens
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Lot of 2 silver specimens from Batopilas, Mexico. New Nevada Mine, 17 grams. Smaller piece mounted in a plastic case. City: Mexico, Batopilas
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Estimates : 180.00 - 550.00
Sold to S****2 for (90.00 + 20.25) x 1 = 110.25
 
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Native Silver Specimens1049 - Native Silver Specimens
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Lot of 4 native silver specimens from Chihuahua Mexico. 53.2 grams, 53.1 grams, 73.1 grams, 328.4 grams. City: Mexico, Chihuahua State:
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Estimates : 350.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to W*****4 for (175.00 + 39.38) x 1 = 214.38
 
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