Western mining documents, maps, and photographs M2157

Malgorzata Schaefer
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


This is a listing rather than a true finding aid.

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Western mining documents, maps, and photographs
Source: Marc Selvaggio, Bookseller ABAA
Identifier/Call Number: M2157
Physical Description: 1.06 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box and 1 flat box)
Date (inclusive): c. 1900-1941
Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance.

Content Description

Materials include a variety of documents related to mining operations (primarily in California and Nevada, though with some documents related to Colorado and British Columbia), including plans, printed matter, reports on properties, agreements, financials, maps, several reports on tungsten, blueprints, photographs, and negatives.

Conditions Governing Use

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by Stanford University, Special Collections in September 2016.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Western mining documents, maps, and photographs (M2157). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mines and mineral resources -- California
Tungsten mines and mining
Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada

Box 1, Folder 1

Reports on properties, development and water system for Tulameen River, [British Colombia]

Box 1, Folder 1

Survey of Flume Line for Sootheran Property; Cover letter from R.K. Brown to John Heizer, November 1936 relating to dredging and hydraulic propositions

Box 1, Folder 2-4

Calaveras Copper Company [California], Plan and Agreement, September 15, 1929 and numerous other reports and documents pertaining to it

Box 1, Folder 5

Oneida Gold Mining and Milling Company Sixth Annual Statement, and Superintendent's Report for the year ending August 31st, 1906

Box 1, Folder 6

Report on the Property of the South Jackson Mining Company Jackson, Amador County, Cal, 1912

Box 1, Folder 7

Report on the Mining Property of the LeClaire Consolidated Mines Company, Colorado Springs, 1933; Mary McKinney-Le Claire Gold Mine, Cripple Creek, Colorado, 1935

Box 1, Folder 8

The Story of Gold & Silver Circle Mines Inc. A Speculative Opportunity, 1935; Prospectus, Gold & Silver Circle Mines Inc., May 29, 1935

Box 1, Folder 9

A general Survey of the Tungsten Situation, October 1, 1935

Box 1, Folder 10

Mineral Abstracts: Tungsten, 1939; The World's Tungsten Reserves, 1937; Memorandum Concerning Tungsten Localities in California for Mr. Charles H. Segerstrom, January 1938

Box 1, Folder 11

Maps: a portion of Mohave County Arizona; gold bearing veins of the Soulsbyville district; cross section of Davidson shaft; cross section of of Central shaft, 8.5 x 11

Box 1, Folder 12

Photographs: miscellaneous prints

Box 1, Folder 13


flat-box 2, Folder 1

Photographs - California: Bunker Hill mine, Amador; Carson Hill mine; Melones Lake, Stanislaus River; Columbia street scene ca. 1930's; small mining towns in Northern California ca 1930's; 7" x 17" black and white panoramic

flat-box 2, Folder 2

Photographs - Nevada: Golconda plant; Pacific Tungsten mill, Humboldt County; Avalon; Nightingale Mine; mining operations and desert landscape views; employees of mining operations; 7 x 17 black and white panoramic; three aerial views of Golconda, Oreana, and Ragged Top, 9.25 x 9.25

flat-box 2

Negatives of panoramic prints

map-folder 3

Properties of the California Exploration Co., Limited, Amador County, Cal, 1912. Blueprint

map-folder 3

Plan of Alpine Mine, Amador County, Cal (ca. 1910). Blueprint

map-folder 3

Argonaut Hoffman and Kennedy Ore Bodies. Vertical Longitudinal Section, N.Y. 1908. Blueprint

map-folder 3

Plan of the Argonaut Mine, Amador County, Cal, March 1910. Blueprint

map-folder 3

Longitudinal Section in Plane of Empire Lode, [1929?]. Two reverse blue print, one copy with added colors. Also shows Pacific Mine vein.

map-folder 3

Plan of Underground Workings, South Empire Shaft at Plymouth, California. April 1941. Reverse blueprint, partially hand-colored, with added penciled notes 5/11/41

map-folder 3

Plat of Surface Lines and Portion of Underground Work of Pacific and Empire Mines, Plymouth, Amador County, California, compiled from surveys made by D. D. Reaves, 1880-1883, drawn 1911. Blueprint

map-folder 3

Empire, Pacific and Indiana Mines. Large hand-drawn, annotated, hand-colored map on linen cloth

map-folder 3

Lincoln Core (?) Sutter Creek, Cal, 1910. Two blueprints, one with red highlights of mines adjacent and near the Lincoln mine and the other shows the shaft, levels, slate lines, etc. of this mine

map-folder 3

Lincoln Quartz MIne with five title sections

map-folder 3

Plymouth Mine, Plymouth, Calif. 1400 ft. North Level, (ca 1900). Hand-drawn and hand-colored map on linen cloth

Physical Description: Damp stain and discoloration, cleaned for mold.
map-folder 3

Section on Vein Through Rise at 910 ft. North, 1400 level to [?] ft, Plymouth Cons. Gold Mines Ltd., Plymouth, Calif (ca. 1900). Hand-drawn and hand-colored map on linen cloth

map-folder 3

Section on Vein Through Winze at 910 ft North, 1400 level to [?], Plymouth Cons. Gold MInes Ltd., Plymouth, Calif. (ca 1900). Hand-drwan and hand-colored map on linen cloth

map-folder 3

Diagrammatic Cross-Sections, Plymouth Mine (ca 1910). Reverse bluepriint

map-folder 3

Oneida Mine Stope Map, 1906-1907, with note on verso: Jackson, CA 1911. Blueprint

map-folder 3

Plan of the Oneida Mine Amador County, 1902. Reverse blueprint