Guide to the California Mining Miscellany, 1890-1937

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the California Mining Miscellany, 1890-1937



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California Mining Miscellany,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1937
Box Number: 1373
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions of Use

Please credit California State Library.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California Mining Miscellany, California State Library.

Access Points

Briarcliff Mines, Ltd. (El Dorado County, Calif.)
Castro Chrome Mine (San Luis Obispo County, Calif.)
Three Stars Mine (Placer County, Calif.)
Gold mines and mining--California--El Dorado County
Gold mines and mining--California--Placer County
Gold mines and mining--California--San Luis Obispo County

Contents

Maps and charts of gold mines in El Dorado and Placer Counties, map of chrome mine in San Luis Obispo County, ore receipts from San Francisco mint and Selby Smelting and Lead Co., San Francisco, correspondence from a mining supply firm in Michigan Bluff, Placer County, and invoice of Joshua Hendy Iron Works, a mining equipment firm in Sunnyvale.

History

Gold mining by large numbers of people began very quickly in California after the discovery by James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848. After the gold rush dwindled in the 1860s, gold continued to be mined throughout the state. This collection is a small group of materials reflecting mining activity in a period of general decline of the industry.

Correspondents

  • Abram, John

Material Transferred from the Collection

Map

  • Title: California. Amador County.
    Date: 1936
    Mother lode mines. Amador County, California. n.p., 1936. (MAP c912 A28 1936)

Other Material

  • 4 charts to textual file

Container List

Box 1373

Business Papers

 

Correspondence

 

Maps and charts

 

Miscellany

 

Printed materials