[Jasper, CO]: [Marian Mining Company], . [36pp.] Quarto [28 cm] Post bound in plain brown covers. Item #1290
This report/prospectus contains: 17 b/w photographs of varying sizes of the mine and buildings and machinery associated with. Five smelting reports by the American Smelting and Refining Company of Leadville, Co. (each is one page). Report on The Miser-Guadaloupe Group of Mines - Marian Mining Company - Jasper, Colorado - October, 1930 (14 leaves with text on recto only) illustrated with five, full-page maps. Copy of one page telegram describing the richness of the diggings..A large fold-out map [56 cm x 100 cm] titled: Sketch map Plomo Mine - Costilla County Colorado.
Prospectus and description of a mining area above the town of Jasper, Colorado that would become known as the Miser and Perry lode.
"The little town of Jasper (1882-1927), originally called Cornwall, was settled in 1880 by a group of mining entrepreneurs that included Alva Adams, later a Colorado Governor. By 1897 the town boasted the hotel Jasper with fourteen rooms, a collection of stores, and 'the usual necessity - a saloon,' reported the Denver Republican. The saloon apparently was even less productive then the mines, and in 1902, when Jasper experienced a brief revival, the Denver Times noted: 'Jasper has not a saloon in the town. It's a twentieth century camp with the gunfighters and killers left out.' The mines in the area were never major producers, though the miners had such great hopes for one that they sent a shipment of ore to Denver to be refined. The smelter burned down with the ore, and Jasper never did learn the results." - 'Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps' - Sandra Dallas