Anaconda Company (LOT OF 27 PIECES)

Anaconda Company (LOT OF 27 PIECES)
Item# 2483

Anaconda Company (LOT OF 27 PIECES)
The Butte, Montana, copper vein deposits were worked starting in 1866, adjacent to placer gold mines. The Butte deposits, later called "the richest hill on earth," became the chief copper supplier for the nation by 1886. The principal company in Butte was Anaconda, controlled by Marcus Daly, an Irish immigrant who had learned about mining in the Comstock District of Nevada. The veins were silver-rich at the surface, but as Daly predicted, they became rich in copper deeper in the earth. The Anaconda Mining Company dominated world copper production for a while. Daly's rival in Butte was W. A. Clark, who used his mining expertise to gain wealth and political power.

By 1915, Butte was home to 70,000 people, most of them there because of the huge Anaconda Mining Company.

Set of 27 pieces - 12 blue, 10 green and 5 orange.

Certificate: Common Stock, issued in the 1970s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 (h) x 12 (w)

State: MT-Montana

Subject Matter: Mining and Related | Mining-Montana | Copper Mining | Bulk Lots

Vignette Topic(s): Male Subject | Heavy Equipment | Stylized Modern

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

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