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Tussey Mining Co. Formed

 

October 31, 2019



Herald of Oct. 25, 1894

The Tussey Mountain Mining & Smelting Co. was organized at the Park Hotel in Roaring Spring. Officers were Hon. D.D. Morrell of Henrietta, president; W.S. Nicodemus of Martinsburg, secretary and treasurer; and W.S. Taylor of Huntingdon, manager. Stock was to be offered for a month at $5 a share.

About six years earlier Christ Snyder of Henrietta, while prospecting on Tussey Mountain, came upon an outcrop bearing copper and lead, which caused him to drive in a small tunnel. Finding good indications, he interested John Shirley of Martinsburg, now of Huntingdon, who organized a syndicate to drive in a large tunnel on the land owned by Snyder. Although Snyder claimed to have found no paying veins, Shirley’s syndicate became suspicious because paydirt had been thrown on the dump. The company procured an experienced mineralogist from Colorado, who went to the tunnel unknown to Snyder and from the dump picked up silver one that outclassed any in Colorado, expecting “Little Pittsburgh,” and gold that equalled “Aspen.”

 

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