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Guide to the Mining Companies Miscellany, 1900-1935
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    Title: Mining Companies Miscellany,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1935
    Box Number: 930-933
    Collector: California State Library
    Extent: 4 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    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], Mining Companies Miscellany, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Gold mines and mining--California--El Dorado County
    Gold mines and mining--California--Mono County
    Gold mines and mining--California--Nevada County
    Gold mines and mining--California--Riverside County
    Gold mines and mining--California--Sierra County
    Gold mines and mining--California--Siskiyou County
    Mercury Mines and mining--California


    Reports on mining companies, including maps, photos, and broadsides; pamphlets, attorney's briefs for court cases, and surveyor's notebooks.


    Mercury, or quicksilver, has been mined in California since the late Mexican era. Gold mining dates back almost to the earliest European settlement of California.
    Gold mining by large numbers of people began very quickly after the discovery by James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848. After the gold rush dwindled away in the 1860s, gold continued to be mined in California. Gold has been discovered in 52 of the present 58 counties of the state. This collection includes mining materials from El Dorado, Mono, Nevada, Sierra, Siskiyou and Riverside Counties.