SMUGGLER-DURANT MINING CORP. COLLECTION INVENTORY

98.29.1

Number: 1998.029

Title: Smuggler-Durant Mining Corporation Documents Creator: Smuggler- Durant Mining Corporation

Dates: 1900-1940

Media: Documents, Mining claims, stock certificates, maps Quantity: 15 Folders


Folder: -Lease between Compromise Co. & Durant Co.

-Mining Deed


  1. Letter from Pitkin County Treasurer to Smuggler Leasing Co., June 29, 1936

  2. Newspaper article titled, “Notice of Purchase of Real Estate at Tax Sale and of Application for Issurance of Treasurer’s Deed”

  3. Copy of Aspen Times article titled, “Armory Scene of Splendor” Jan. 15, 1907

  4. Agreement of Lease between Compromise Mining Co. to Durant Mining Co. Nov. 1, 1900 to Nov. 1, 1905

  5. Copy of Aspen Daily Times article titled, “Durant-Emma: Judge Hallett Turns Part of the Emma Over to the Durant” April 29, 1887

  6. Copy of a Mining Deed between David M. Hyman & James J. Hagerman and Percy Hagerman on Oct. 28, 1903


Folder: -Old Mining Claim Purchases


  1. Mining Deed between A. Simon to The Durant Mining Co., March 27, 1900

  2. Contract between John C. Bates and The Durant Mining Co., July 10, 1893

  3. Mining Deed no. 75270 between Elias Cohn and The Durant Mining Co., Jan. 25, 1912

  4. Mining Deed no. 75269 between Elias Cohn and The Durant Mining Co., Jan. 25, 1912

  5. Mining Deed no. 75268 between Elias Cohn and The Durant Mining Co., Jan. 25, 1912


Folder: -Contract of Settlement between Hyman and Wheeler

-General Land Office Certificates of 1889


  1. Copy of Contract of Settlement between David M Hyman and the Aspen Mining and Smelting Co., Oct. 17, 1887

  2. Copy of Deed between Jerome B. Wheeler and The Compromise Mining Co., Nov. 2, 1887

  3. Mineral Certificate no. 231 for the Daisy and Alma lode mining claim, Aug. 6, 1889

  4. Mineral Certificate no. 230 for the Tenderfoot, Eureka, Last Chance, Last Chance No.2, Annex, River, Lamokin, and Mollie lode mining claim, Aug. 6, 1889

  5. Mineral Certificate no. 235 for the Little Maggie and Bridal Chamber lode mining claim, Aug. 9, 1889

  6. Mineral Certificate no. 236 for the Discovery, Ajax, Black Metalic, and Tripod lode mining claim, Aug. 9, 1889

  7. Mineral Certificate no. 187 for the Blue Diamond, and Court of Chancery lode mining claim, Dec. 17, 1888

  8. Mineral Certificate no. 255 for Atlantic Cable, Dow, and Logan lode mining claim, Dec. 20, 1889

  9. Mineral Certificate no. 256 for Nettie, Moscow, Barefoot, Snow Shoe, Nestor, Tunnel, and Brook lode mining claim, Dec. 20, 1889

  10. Mining Deed no. 83670 between J.E. Freeman and Nellie M. Whiting, Dec. 8, 1893


Folder: -Certificate of Redemption 1907

-Hyman’s Stock Certificates

-Tax papers for 1904-1910

-Sales Tax Certificates of Purchase


  1. Certificate of Redemption no. 10977 for Alma lode, Nov. 30, 1906

  2. Certificate of Redemption no. 10978 for Daisy, Nov. 30, 1906

  3. Certificate of Redemption no. 10979 for Tenderfoot lode, Nov. 30, 1906

  4. Certificate of Redemption no. 10980 for Eureka lode, Nov. 30, 1906

  5. Certificate of Redemption no. 10981 for Last Chance, Nov. 30, 1906

  6. Certificate of Redemption no. 10982 for Last Chance no. 2, Nov. 30, 1906

  7. Certificate of Redemption no. 10983 for Lamokin lode, Nov. 30, 1906

  8. Certificate of Redemption no. 10984 for Mollie, Nov. 30, 1906

  9. Certificate of Redemption no. 10985 for Annex, Nov. 30, 1906

  10. Certificate of Redemption no. 10986 for River Lode, Nov. 30, 1906

  11. Certificate of Redemption no. 10987 for Bins and C, Nov. 30, 1906

  12. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 75

  13. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 77

  14. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 78

  15. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 179

  16. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 190

  17. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 453

  18. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 569

  19. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 570

  20. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 571

  21. The Aspen Contact Mining Co. stock certificate no. 572

  22. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company stock certificate no. 11

  23. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company stock certificate no. 13

  24. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company stock certificate no. 14

  25. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company stock certificate no.127

  26. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company stock certificate no.173

  27. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1904, no. 970

  28. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1904, no. 969

  29. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1904, no. 278

  30. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1904, no. 279

  31. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1905, no. 174

  32. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1906, no. 252

  33. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1906, no. 1137

  34. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1907, no. 830

  35. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1907, no. 831

  36. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1907, no. 394

  37. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1907, no. 393

  38. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1908, no. 292

  39. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1908, no. 762

  40. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1909, no. 526

  41. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1909, no. 527

  42. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company receipt for taxes for 1910, no. 428

  43. Release of Deed of Trust from J. A. Hayes to The Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company no. 54588, May 11, 1894

  44. Quit-Clam Deed no. 92684 between William R. Shaw and Smuggler-Durant Mining Corp. June 28, 1944

  45. Certificate of Assignment no. 5891 to Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Alma and Daisy, Dec. 12, 1911

  46. Certificate of Assignment no. 5892 to Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Tenderfoot, Eureka, Last Chance, Last Chance no.2, Lamokin, Mollie, Annex, River, Dec. 12, 1911

  47. Certificate of Assignment no. 5893 to Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Blue Diamond and Count of Chancery, Dec. 12, 1911

  48. Certificate of Assignment no. 5894 to Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Discovery Ajax, Black Metallic and Tripod, Dec. 12, 1911

  49. Certificate of Assignment no. 5895 to Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Nettie, Moscow, Barefoot, Snow Shoe, Nestor, Tunnel and Brook, Dec. 12, 1911

  50. Certificate of Assignment no. 5896 to Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Little Maggie and Bridal Chamber, Dec. 12, 1911

  51. Certificate of Assignment no. 5897 to Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Atlantic Cable, Dow, and Logan, Dec. 12, 1911

  52. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no. 12 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Daisy and Alma, Dec. 27, 1917

  53. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no. 13 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Tenderfoot, Eureka, Last Chance, Last Chance no. 2, Lamokin, Mollie, Annex, and River, Dec. 27, 1917

  54. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no. 38 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Lenado, Dec. 27 Placer, 1917

  55. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no. 39 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Company for Bins and C, Dec. 27, 1917

  56. Letter from the Pitkin County Treasurer to Hal Sayer, March 9, 1908


Folder: -Articles of Incorporation and Dissolution for Durant Mining Co.


  1. Copy of the Article of Incorporation of the Durant Mining Co. no. 58625, July 2, 1888

  2. Copy of the Certificate of Dissolution of the Durant Mining Co. no 58625, May 29, 1916


Folder: -Biography Info. on David M. Hyman

-Summary of Hyman’s “The Romance of a Mining Adventure”


  1. A Summary of: The Romance of a Mining Adventure by Regina L. Collins

  2. Booklet on the life of David Marks Hyman

  3. Copy of a letter from Mark Hyman, Jr. to the Editor of The Aspen Times, May 17, 1989


Folder: -Geologic Map and Section of the Aspen Mining District


1. Geologic Map and Section of the Aspen Mining District showing the Mining Properties, May 1935


Folder: -Smuggler Mining Claim Maps

-Smuggler Mine Certificate as a Historic Place


  1. National Register of Historic Places certificate for Smuggler Mine, May 18, 1987

  2. Copy of National Register of Historic Places Inventory for Smuggler Mine, Feb. 3, 1987

  3. Copy of Smuggler Mtn. showing the mining claims


Folder: -Late Acquisition Mining Co. stock documents


  1. Receipt for Registered Article no. 353060

  2. Copy of letter from James Tilton to Clyde W. Turnbull, Nov. 5, 1926

  3. Sworn statement by James L. Tilton, Nov. 5, 1926

  4. Sworn statement by James L. Tilton, Nov. 5, 1926

Folder: -U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Report: Results of Percussion Drilling in the Smuggler Mine


1. Report titled “Results of Percussion Drilling in the Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Pitkin County, Colorado” by Fred S. Boyd, Jr., April 28, 1953


Folder: -Old Durant Mining, leases and notices


  1. Copy of The Durant Mining Co. Return of Annual Net Income, Feb. 11, 1913

  2. Copy of The Durant Mining Co. Return of Annual Net Income, Jan. 31, 1912

  3. The Durant Mining Co. Domestic Corp. certificate no. 2269

  4. The Durant Mining Co. Domestic Corp. certificate no. 7078

  5. The Durant Mining Co. Domestic Corp. certificate no. 3271

  6. Certificate of Reduction of Capital Stock for The Durant Mining Co., Feb. 9, 1906

  7. Agreement paper between The Durant Mining Co. and The Cowenhoven Mining, Transportation and Drainage Tunnel Company of Iowa, Feb. 10, 1906 to Feb. 10, 1909

  8. Agreement of Lease from Monongahela Claim to Durant Mining Co., Oct. 1, 1905 to Oct. 1, 1908

  9. Letter from Clyde Turnbull to J. L. Tilton, June 20, 1910

  10. Deed and Assignment of Lease from Durant Mining Co. and D. M. Hyman to Aspen Sampling Co., Jan. 25, 1912

  11. Copy of Durant Mining Annual Report of a Domestic Corp. for Profit, 1909

  12. Copy of Durant Mining Annual Report of a Domestic Corp. for Profit, 1911

  13. Letter from Campbell and Scribner to Smuggler Leasing Co., June 14, 1916

  14. Receipt from Attorney General, Turner, to Durant Mining Co., May 31, 1916


Folder: -Leases and Deeds


  1. Lease between The Della S. Consolidated Mining Co. and Smuggler Mining Co., Nov.16, 1908

  2. Letter from C.S. Thomas to Gerald Hughes, May 1, 1911

  3. Copy of letter from Gerald Hughes to Elias Cohn, May 10, 1911

  4. Letter from Clinton B. Stewart to Donald M. Hyman, Feb. 23, 1960

  5. Option agreement between John L. Herron and Kenneth C. Isakson, July 6, 1955

  6. Deed of Easement between Smuggler-Durant Mining Corp. and the City of Aspen, Co, Dec. 16, 1969


Folder: -Contracts of Land

-Certificate of Incorp. of Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co.


  1. Copy of agreement between the Durant Mining Co. and the Percy Consolidated Mining Co., Jan. 28, 1898

  2. Certificate of Incorp. of The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. no. 42813, Dec. 17, 1903

  3. Copy of a record of mines, Jan. 31, 1908

  4. Contract between D. M. Hyman and the American Smelting and Refining Co., Feb. 8, 1904

  5. Smuggler Leasing Co. stock certificate no.151

  6. Smuggler Leasing Co. stock certificate no. 315

  7. Copy of deed between John Williams and Smuggler Mining Co., May 8, 1897

  8. Copy of letter from W. E. Merriss to D. M. Hyman, Nov. 11, 1904

  9. Copy of letter from F. Guiterman to D. M. Hyman, Nov. 25, 1905


Folder: -Leases between Della S. Consolidated and Smuggler

-Purchases of Mining Co. by David M. Hyman


  1. Copy of Amended Indenture of Lease from Della S. Consolidated Mining Co. to Smuggler Leasing Co., Dec. 15, 1915

  2. Agreement between Frisco Consolidated Mining Co. and David M. Hyman, June 6, 1901

  3. Agreement between Peter Larson and Thomas Geneough and David M. Hyman, June 6, 1901

  4. Agreement between The Standard Mining Co. and David M. Hyman, June 6, 1901

  5. Agreement between The Hiela Mining Co. and David M. Hyman, June 6 1901

  6. Agreement between Frisco Consolidated Mining Co. and David M. Hyman, June 6, 1901

  7. Mining Deed no. 44993 between Ben Spencer and C. H. Mayham, Dec. 15, 1891

  8. Mining Deed between A. Simon and Francis F. Greelands, March 27, 1900

  9. Telegraph to D. M. Hyman, July 29, 1880

  10. Telegraph to D. M. Hyman, March 26, 1881

  11. Telegraph to D. M. Hyman, March 26, 1881

  12. Telegraph to D. M. Hyman, Nov. 1, 1880

  13. Tissue paper copy of a letter to Messrs. Finch and Campbell, Oct. 25, 1902

  14. Copy of a letter to Messrs. Finch and Campbell, Oct. 25, 1902

  15. Letter from Empire State Idaho M&D Co. to American Smelting and Refining Co., July 18, 1908

  16. Legal title of David M. Hyman owning the Durant Mining Co.

  17. Quit-Claim Deed no. 10996 between Martha R. Hallam and the Hallam Land Co., May 11, 1885

Folder: -Property Tax Receipts

-Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase


  1. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no.16 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. for Discovery, Ajax, Black Metallic, and Tripod, Dec. 27, 1917

  2. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no.15 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. for Blue Diamond and Court of Chancery, Dec. 27, 1917

  3. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no.17 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. for Nettie, Moscow, Barefoot, Snow Shoe, Nestor, Tunnel, and Brook, Dec. 27, 1917

  4. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no.18 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. for Little Maggie and Bridal Chamber, Dec. 27, 1917

  5. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no.19 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. for Atlantic Cable, Dow, and Logan, Dec. 27, 1917

  6. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no.20 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. for Leonado Placer, Dec. 27, 1917

  7. Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase no.21 for Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. for Ore Bins and C, Dec. 27, 1917

  8. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1911, no. 1437

  9. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1912, no. 1358

  10. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1913, no. 1312

  11. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1914, no. 1093

  12. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1915, no. 168

  13. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1915, no. 169

  14. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1917, no. 1472

  15. The Aspen Bi=Metallic Mining and Milling Co. tax receipt for 1918, no. 1347

  16. Smuggler-Durant Mining Corp. Trial Balance as of Dec. 31, 1940

  17. Copy of a Mining Lease and Option between Smuggler Leasing Co. and Charles E. Anderson, March 1, 1932

  18. Agreement between Smuggler Leasing Co. and the Mineral Farm Consolidated Mining Co., the Cowenhover Mining, and the First National Bank of Denver, 1912

  19. Memorandum of Analysis in Regard to Smuggler Mine, Sept. 27, 1911