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Aurora Consolidated Mines Company records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Aurora Consolidated Mines Company records
    Dates: 1913-1918
    Collection Call Number: mssAurora mines records
    Extent: 238 items in two boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection is composed mostly of plans and blueprints for mine equipment by the Aurora Consolidated Mines Company.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Aurora Consolidated Mines Company records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was Purchased from W. P. Hammon, February 19, 1964.

    Historical Note

    The Aurora Consolidated Mines Company was a mining enterprise located in Nevada and headquartered in Utah. The company was incorporated in 1913 with $100,000 in capital. The company mined gold and silver in Aurora, Nevada, for a year and was then sold to the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company, owned by George Wingfield, in 1914. The mine was considered one of the most important in Nevada at the time it was sold. The mine also contained a cyanide mill.

    Scope and Content

    The Aurora Consolidated Mines Company records, composed mostly of plans and blueprints for mine equipment, appear to be primarily from the mine's metal and repair shop. The collection is composed of one manuscript, a large number of plans and blueprints, one letter, a number of clerical documents, and two pieces of ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Wingfield, George, 1876-1959

    Corporate Names

    Aurora Consolidated Mines Company
    Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company



    Gold mines and mining -- Nevada
    Mining corporations -- Nevada
    Mining corporations -- Utah
    Ranches -- California, Southern -- History
    Silver mines and mining -- Nevada

    Geographic Areas

    Aurora (Nev.)
    Nevada -- History -- 20th century -- Sources


    Blueprints (reprographic copies) 20th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century
    Manuscripts -- 20th century