Photograph of Hayes and Monnette (?) sacking high-grade ore for deposit in Cook's County Bank, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1905. Several other men are helping out while the rest of the people watch. Twelve men are visible in the room, which is filled with sacks. A ladder stands in the back of the room at right. The ore is valued at $1,000,000. Notes on a historical certificate reads: "Beautifully engraved Certificate from the famous Diamondfield Triangle Mining Company of Nevada issued in 1907. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a factory. This item is hand signed by the company's president M. J. Monnette of the famous Hayes-Monette Mohawk Mine. Monnette was a Cripple Creek miner who financed the Hayes-Monette mine. They were almost broke when Hayes found some ore near the surface that ended up generating close to $4 million in gold. This certificate is over 93 years old." -- unknown author.; "In 1902 gold was discovered in the hills near Tonopah, Nevada. Soon a few tents dotted the barren hills among the Joshua trees, and the boomtown of Goldfield was born. In 1903 only 36 people lived in the new town. By 1908 Goldfield was Nevada's largest city, with over 25,000 inhabitants. Along with the influx of miners and businessmen, came the labor unions. The Western Federation of Miners, the Industrial Workers of the World and the American Federation of Labor all vied for power in the region. During the early years, the unions were able to control wages and working hours. But in November, 1906, the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company was incorporated by owners George Wingfield and United States Senator George Nixon, signaling the beginning of monopoly control in Goldfield, and the start of an adversarial relationship between mine owners and the unions." -- unknown author.