Blue Hog Channel of Frontier Mining Property Report MSS.311

Finding aid prepared by Leilani Silver, Pamela Nett Kruger
Processing of this collection was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.
California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
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6/28/2010


Title: Blue Hog Channel of Frontier Mining Property Report
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.311
Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet 1 five page report
Date: October 26, 1933
Abstract: The collection consists of a five page report on the Frontier Mining Property, “Blue Hog Channel”, in Butte County, California, dated October 26, 1933.
Language of Materials note: English
creator: Cunningham, T. C.

Biographical/Historical note

The owners of the Frontier Property are as follows: Mr. G. R. Hendrix with 560 acres, Mrs. Gooday with 400 acres and Mrs. Cohn with 160 acres. The location of the Frontier Property noted in the report is about 16 miles North from Oroville and 7 miles South from Magalia. The report states that the Blue Hog Channel is an ancient gold bearing channel, or river bed, which traverses the property from North to South for a distance of 1 ½ miles. The adjoining properties listed in the report are the Blue Hog Mine, which was operated by Mr. G. R. Hendrix’s brother, and the Gaumer Mine, owned by a Mr. J. G. Gaumer and associates. There is also mention of two other channels, one called the Durgan and the other is called Cape Horn. The report also mentions the Golden Nugget tunnel.
The gravel inspected at the Blue Hog Mine by T. C. Cunningham is “well rounded, with no large boulders, easily mined and with good values. It is blueish in color and from this the channel no doubt derived its name.” In conclusion the report states that this channel (Blue Hog) is gold bearing.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a five page report on the Frontier Mining Property, “Blue Hog Channel”, in Butte County, California, dated October 26, 1933. The report covers the following areas of the Frontier Mining Property, Blue Hog Channel: location and accessibility, description and geology, adjoining properties, recommendations for development, water for gravel washing, equipment and development cost, and operating cost and profits. In the description and geology section, the adjoining properties section, and the recommendations for development section of the report the reader is directed to (see accompanying map), but no map is included with the report. The report was submitted and signed by T. C. Cunningham, Mining Engineer.

Arrangement note

Original

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research without restriction.

Usage Restrictions

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation note

Blue Hog Channel of Frontier Mining Property Report, MSS 311, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source Unknown

Related Collections

Arnold (Ralph) Collection 1836-1961. Box 146 Folder 69: Blue Hog Mine, Butte County, California 1933. Huntington Library, Manuscripts Department.

Processing Information note

Processing of the Blue Hog Channel of Frontier Mining Property Report was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The [ABC repository] was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing of over 33 hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Blue Hog Channel .
Butte County (Calif.)--History
Gold mines and mining--California--Butte County--History
Gold mines and mining--California--Oroville
Mines and mineral resources--California, Northern--History
Mines and mineral resources--California--Butte County
Oroville (Calif.)--History.
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

Box 1

Reports

 

Folder 1: Report on the Frontier Mining Property “Blue Hog Channel”, Butte County, California, October 26, 1933.

Physical Description: 1 Item