View of a 156 ounce specimen of crystallized gold, known as "Tom's Baby" taken from the Gold Flake Mine on Farncomb Hill, near Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado. The specimen was named after Tom Groves, one of the miners who discovered it.
Formerly F24822.; Penciled on back of photographic print: "The largest gold nugget [sic] ever found in Colorado - (156 ounces or 13 lbs Troy). Taken from Gold Flake Mine on Farncomb Hill, Summit Co. July 23, 1887. Known as "Tom's Baby" for Thomas F. Walsh, owner of mine [sic]. " [In fact, the crystallized gold specimen was discovered by two miners, Tom Groves and Harry Lytton, and allegedly named after Tom Grove's.]; Photographic print is of half-tone reproduction.; Title and "Mining Reporter" "(Copyrighted 1899 by Jas. F. Callbreath Jr. all rights reserved)" printed above original and reproduced in photographic print.; R7100601912
1 copy negative ; 10 x 13 cm. (4 x 5 in.); 1 photographic print ; 18 x 13 cm. (7 x 5 in.)
Summit County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Gold--Colorado--Summit County--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Summit County--1890-1900.