THE ANACONDA EXTENSION GOLD MINING COMPANY
Colorado mining stock certificate, #287
Signed by Colorado mining magnate, HORACE AUGUSTUS WARNER TABOR.
Issued February 23, 1893, not canceled
Condition: very good plus to near fine; several vertical folds.
Printed on certificate,“Cripple Creek, Colorado.”
By the time the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District was beginning to
produce, Horace A.W. Tabor — Leadville’s most noted silver baron —
had all returned to complete destitution. His luck and investments
were finally sunk with the Crash of ’93, as silver became demonetized.
Tabor’s business associates, David H. Moffat and Eben Smith had
purchased several excellent gold Cripple Creek producers — among
them, the Anaconda and Victor mines — and he, Tabor, believed he
could repeat his good fortune. Unfortunately, the Anaconda Extension
was not significantly endowed with gold tellurides; and Tabor
continued to his decline until his death in 1899.
Leadville mining stock certificates signed by Tabor are a scarce
This is an example of the only known Cripple Creek Colorado mining stock certificate known to have been signed by H. A. W. Tabor.