Baker, Or. & Mineral, Id. 1924-1926. Twenty-seven documents, pp. Folio. Typescript sheets, pasted or laid into a large ledger. Ledger in red half morocco and black cloth, gilt. Minor soiling and wear to leaves, some with manuscript signatures or notations. Very good. Item #844
Founding documentation for the Gem State Copper Company, a mining outfit operating in Washington County, Idaho, from 1924 to 1927. Like many such companies, the Gem State Copper Co. seems to have gone bust and dissolved within a relatively short time, incorporating on May 9, 1924 and dissolving on November 30, 1927. The documents here cover nearly the entire period of its operation. The founding members were Emil Melzer, Charles Black, and George Donart, and the stated aims of the company were to engage in the sale and ownership of mining property and "real estate of every description and kind." This included development of the properties and sale of minerals. Other documents present describe specific mines in Idaho and relate minutes of the company's meetings, and list shares owned by the five original stockholders.