Lot 89: Prospectus for Colorado mining co. c.1900

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Lot 89: Author: N/A; Title: Lost Tunnel Gold Mining Co.: A Gold Property (wrapper title); Place Published: Kansas City, Mo.; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: c.1900; Description: 19, [1] pp. With 5 illustrations from photographs. 21x15.5 cm (8 ¼x6 ¼"), original wrappers with illustration from photograph on front wrapper.Rare prospectus for what was evidently a short-lived mining enterprise in the La Veta Mining District in Huerfano County, Colorado. The president of the company was W.G. Todd, whose day job was conductor on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway. The photographs in the booklet show the location of the mining property, the small log cabin that served as operational headquarters, the view from the camp, and the mine entrance. No copies are listed in OCLC/WorldCat. Condition: Minor soiling and wear to wrappers; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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