The mining collection at the Doris Foley Library is comprised of books, mine maps, public records and newspapers containing
information on the rich mining history of Nevada County.
Beginning in 1848 with panning during the Gold Rush, and continuing through hydraulic and hardrock mining which ended in the
mid 1950s, Nevada County has the distinction of being the top gold producing county in California.
Books, maps, public records, newspapers
The Library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
Collections are self-service, open to the public.