Guide to the Mining Companies Miscellany, 1900-1935

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California State Library. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Mining Companies Miscellany, 1900-1935



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: 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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Preferred Citation

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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

Contents

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

History

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.

Container List

Box 930

A - G

Box 931

H - O

Box 932

P - Z

Box 933

Court Cases and Note Books