Adventure Consolidated Copper Company

Adventure Consolidated Copper Company
Item# 1678

Adventure Consolidated Copper Company
The Adventure Consolidated Copper Company controlled a large block of land in Michigan’s “Copper Belt” that included the Adventure, Knowlton, Hilton and Ohio mines. The Adventure was first opened in 1850 along a series of pits that indicated prehistoric mining with the best year producing 230,000 pounds of copper in 1857. The Knowlton, opened 1853, and the Hilton and Ohio, opened in 1863, collectively produced nearly 2 million pounds of copper prior to the consolidation under the Adventure Company. The production of the mines increased significantly under the new company with 25,000 pounds of copper in 1900 to a peak of 1.6 million pounds of copper in 1904. Production ceased in 1908 with the company operating at a loss for the next four years. In 1909-10, there was much exploratory work which resulted in the sinking of two new shafts. This company, along with the Quincy Mining Company, were the arguably the areas two most well-known and profitable copper operations.

Certificate: Capital Stock, issued in the early 1900’s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 7 1/4” (h) x 10 3/4” (w)

State: MI-Michigan

Subject Matter: Mining and Related | Mining-Michigan | Copper Mining

Vignette Topic(s): Michigan State Seal | Animal Featured | Deer or Elk Featured

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole and stamp cancels in the signature areas and body, some toning from age.

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