1867 Savage Mine, Virginia Nevada. Receipt for 27 days work at $4.00 per day. 3 1/8 " x 8 1/2".
Savage Mining Company was a gold and silver mining company, of Virginia City, Nev. In 1859, James Finny discovered a large silver deposit at the conjunction of Six Mile Canyon and Gold Canyon, in what would become Storey County, Nevada. The Comstock Lode, as the strike was named, became the site of a major silver rush and by the fall of 1860 three cities, Virginia City, Silver City, and Gold Hill were founded with a combined population of over 3400. During the next few years, the original claims changed hands and individual ownership was replaced by corporations owned by California investors.
The Savage Mining Company was formally incorporated in 1862, and the company was sometimes referred to as the Savage Silver Mining Company,
Fine condition. nvsm003