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Guide to the Spring Tunneling Company, Nevada County
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • History of Company
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Spring Tunneling Company, Nevada County
    Box Number: 976
    Creator: Spring Tunneling Company (Calif.)
    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], Spring Tunneling Company, Nevada County, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Spring Tunneling Company (Calif.)
    Gold mines and mining--California--Nevada County.


    Minutes of meetings; laws of the company, bills of sale, accounts.

    History of Company

    The Spring Tunneling Company held its first meeting on November 24, 1855. It was located in Nevada County on Cement Hill in the Upper Rush Creek district adjacent to land owned by the Empire Company. Tunneling began in early 1856 with the object of mining gold. Meetings were held in Newtown and presided over by the company's first president, Mr. William Hill.
    Records for the company continue through 1860 with no mention of its dissolution. It is possible that the tunnel was flooded in the Nevada City floods of 1861-62 then later acquired as part of the Empire claim.

    Material Transferred from the Collection

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