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  Souvenir Mining Spoon Idaho-Maryland Mine Grass Valley, CA.JPG - SOUVENIR MINING SPOON IDAHO-MARYLAND MINE GRASS VALLEY CALIFORNIA - Souvenir sterling silver spoon, the bowl is gold washed and beautifully engraved with a very recognizable image of the mine buildings and the words IDAHO MARYLAND GRASS VALLEY, CAL, the finial has a gold pan with nuggets as well as a pick and shovel, the wire rope from the finial is wrapped down the handle, the spoon measures 4 1/4 in. long and the reverse is marked STERLING with the Paye and Baker makers mark  (The Idaho-Maryland Mine is located in the Grass Valley Mining district, the richest and most famous gold-mining district in the State of California as well as the fifth largest gold producing area in the United States.  The Idaho-Maryland Mine was the second largest gold producer in California, second only to the adjacent North Star/Empire Mine complex.  Samuel P. Dorsey first located the gold-bearing deposit one and a half miles east of Grass Valley in 1861.  At first two mines, one called the Idaho Mine and the other called the Maryland Mine, just to the west, were developed and the owners of the two mines waged wars in the courtroom and through town.   Eventually, the Maryland Mine purchased its hostile neighbor and the Idaho-Maryland Mining Corp. was founded, working through the shaft of the Idaho Mine.  From 1869 to 1892, the Idaho-Maryland outpaced the Empire and the North Star and all other mines in California, producing about $11.4 million worth of gold during that period.  In 1901, the mine closed for a three-year stint, but in 1904, the Idaho-Maryland Development Company formed to revitalize the mine, conducting surface repairs and employing the newest in dewatering technology.  The Idaho-Maryland Mine was finally closed in 1956 due to the falling price of gold, although, in recent years efforts to resurrect the mine have surfaced.  Over the period from 1862 through 1956, the mine produced 2,383,000 ounces of gold.)  
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Souvenir Mining Spoon Idaho-Maryland Mine Grass Valley, CA | SOUVENIR MINING SPOON IDAHO-MARYLAND MINE GRASS VALLEY CALIFORNIA - Souvenir sterling silver spoon, the bowl is gold washed and beautifully engraved with a very recognizable image of the mine buildings and the words IDAHO MARYLAND GRASS VALLEY, CAL, the finial has a gold pan with nuggets as well as a pick and shovel, the wire rope from the finial is wrapped down the handle, the spoon measures 4 1/4 in. long and the reverse is marked STERLING with the Paye and Baker makers mark (The Idaho-Maryland Mine is located in the Grass Valley Mining district, the richest and most famous gold-mining district in the State of California as well as the fifth largest gold producing area in the United States. The Idaho-Maryland Mine was the second largest gold producer in California, second only to the adjacent North Star/Empire Mine complex. Samuel P. Dorsey first located the gold-bearing deposit one and a half miles east of Grass Valley in 1861. At first two mines, one called the Idaho Mine and the other called the Maryland Mine, just to the west, were developed and the owners of the two mines waged wars in the courtroom and through town. Eventually, the Maryland Mine purchased its hostile neighbor and the Idaho-Maryland Mining Corp. was founded, working through the shaft of the Idaho Mine. From 1869 to 1892, the Idaho-Maryland outpaced the Empire and the North Star and all other mines in California, producing about $11.4 million worth of gold during that period. In 1901, the mine closed for a three-year stint, but in 1904, the Idaho-Maryland Development Company formed to revitalize the mine, conducting surface repairs and employing the newest in dewatering technology. The Idaho-Maryland Mine was finally closed in 1956 due to the falling price of gold, although, in recent years efforts to resurrect the mine have surfaced. Over the period from 1862 through 1956, the mine produced 2,383,000 ounces of gold.) Download Original Image
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