Spokane Tin Mines Co. stock certificate circa 1905
Uncommon Spokane mining piece with a scenic vignette of mountains and forest behind the company name. Unissued and not cancelled. Circa 1905 from issued examples.
Incorporated in Washington state, the Spokane Tin Mines Company operated both tin and copper mining sites in the Pacific Northwest. The company's main operations were in 312 acres, 8 miles south of Spokane. This acreage was shown to have tin and tungsten ore in dikes of granite and schist. It was first worked in 1907 when a shaft was sunk 165 feet down and then hundreds of feet at that level. A little ore was extracted before the property was shut down. In 1918, the company was sold for $75,000 and reorganized as the Spokane Tin and Tungsten Company. New ore was discovered but the mine shut down after the World War I armistice was signed, dropping the demand in tin (food containers) greatly.