Guide to the Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation, 1917-1942

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Guide to the Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation, 1917-1942

California State Library

Sacramento, California

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  • 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
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© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1942
Box Number: 858-877, 1636-1640
Creator: Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Access Points

Gold mines and mining--California--Calaveras County.
Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation (Calif.)
Carson Hill (Calif.)--History.


Application and information cards, bills and invoices, correspondence, daily assay, mill & precipitation reports, detailed company costs, expenditures miscellany, general accounts, journal entries, memos, mining returns, operation & production records, pay roll, requisitions, statement of bullion sent to mint, mill report, timber inventory, timebook and timecards


In 1919, W. J. Loring and Assoc. of Boston formed the Carson Hill Gold Mines Co., Inc. with A. D. Stevenot as superintendent. The Morgan Hill and the Calaveras Mine and Mill were purchased and a rich hanging ore wall was discovered at the Morgan mine. During the next few years, additional properties were absorbed, including those of the Melones Consolidated Mining Co., and the name of the company was changed to Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation. However, after encountering the rich ore body in the Morgan, the other mines were neglected. Furthermore, in 1924, a policy of selective mining was adopted which ultimately resulted in a decrease in the earnings and tonnage output. The company operated the properties thus until 1926 when for lack of capital they were forced to close.
In 1933, the Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation was reorganized by a group of western entreprenueurs led by A. O. Stewart and J. A. Burgess as mine superintendent. The Melones, Calaveras, and Morgan Mines were put back into operation. The Carson Hill Gold Mining Corp. continued operation until May 1942 when the mill was destroyed by fire.


Major correspondents

  • Davis, John Francis, 1859-1930.

Other correspondents

  • American Mining Congress Special Information Service
  • American Zinc, Lead and Smelting Company
  • Arizona mining journal
  • Bernard, Bandler and Sons
  • Bertheau, Cesar, 1820-1896.
  • Braun-Knecht-Heimann Company
  • Bruce, Grover L.
  • California Hotel Company
  • California. Industrial Accident Commission

    (SEE: Industrial Accident Commission of the State of California)
  • California Iron Yards Company, Inc.
  • Carson Trading Store
  • Clark, Jack
  • Consumers Fuse and Powder Company
  • Coppus Engineering Company
  • East Asiatic Company, Inc.
  • Electric Appliance Company
  • Electric, Railway and Manufacturers' Supply Co.
  • Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation, Limited
  • Emporium
  • Engineering and mining journal
  • Fairbanks, Morse and Co.
  • Finley, J. F. (Office of)
  • First National Bank.
  • Gardner Denver Company
  • General Motors Company.
  • Hamilton, Beauchamp, Woodworth
  • Harring, Wm.
  • Hildingson, N.
  • Industrial Accident Commission of the State of California
  • Isaac Upham Company
  • John A. Roebling's Sons Company of California

    (SEE: Roeblings, John A. Sons Co. of California)
  • Marhoff, Jesse
  • Melones Cyaniding Company
  • Merrick Scale Manufacturing Co.
  • Mines Supply Co.
  • Mining congress journal
  • Pacific Coast Gold Mines Corporation
  • Pacific Coast Rubber and Supply Co., Inc.
  • Pacific Foamite Firefoam Co., Inc.
  • Pacific Mill and Mine Supply Co.
  • Pennington, George W. Sons, Inc.
  • Polansky, A.R. Used Machinery.
  • Processed Diamond Bit and Tool Company Inc.
  • Raggio-Carlow Company
  • Roebling's, John A. Sons Co. of California
  • Ross Collection Agency
  • San Francisco call bulletin
  • San Francisco examiner
  • Sierra Railroad.
  • Solinsky, F. J.
  • Sonora Abstract and Title Company
  • Stockton Iron Works
  • Techow Laboratories
  • Thyle Machinery Co.
  • Tintic Standard Mining Company
  • Tyler, Ed.
  • United States. Bureau of Mines.
  • Utica Mining Co.
  • Verda, Vincent
  • Wagusie, John I.
  • Woodled-Pulich Printing Co.
  • Wright, Mark H.

Material Transferred from the Collection


  • Title: Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation : the romance of the famous Mother Lode of California
    Identifier/Call Number: (CALIF* HD 9536 U52 C3)


  • One deed

Container Lists

Container List

Box Box 858

General correspondence


Incoming correspondence, A-N

Box Box 859

Incoming correspondence, R-Z

Box Box 860

Outgoing correspondence, May 1917 -Dec. 1919

Box Box 861

Outgoing correspondence, Jan. 1920 -Dec. 1922

Box Box 862

Outgoing correspondence, June 1923 -Aug. 1926; Feb. 1937 -July 1942.

Box Box 863

Accident reports


Application and information cards


Banking papers

Box Box 864-870


Box Box 871



Calaveras Consolidated Syndicate


California Metal and Mineral Producers Assoc. report




Cyanide plant

Box Box 872

Daily assay report


Daily mill report


Daily precipitation report


Distribution of labor


Distribution of power


Distribution of supplies

Box Box 873

Employee earning records




General accounts


Insurance papers




Journal entries

Box Box 874

Legal papers


Melones Social Club




Mine contracts


Mine work reports


Monthly analysis of operations


Operation & production records--misc.


Ore treatment costs

Box Box 875

Pay roll


Rate of pay


Requisitions: 1920, 1933-1938

Box Box 876

Requisitions: 1939-1940




Settlement concentrates


Statement of bullion sent to mint

Box Box 877

Thirty stamp mill report


Timber inventory


Timebook & time cards


Box Box 1636

Acknowledgement of accident report


Annual reports, 1926, 1936


Application for work


Blank forms


Daily assay reports


Daily labor distribution


Daily reports




Detailed costs

Box Box 1637

Identification cards


Invoices, Oct. 1918-Nov. 1938


Journal entries


List of outstanding checks, May 1921


Material requisitions


Mill data, May 1941-Jan. 1942


Mine work reports

Box Box 1638

Output & costs, 1919-1922


Payroll, 1919, 1922


Pay vouchers




Receiving talley, July 1938


Supplies accounts


Supplies distribution


Tunnel report

Box Box 1639

Vouchers and invoices, 1926-1934

Box Box 1640

Vouchers and invoices, 1935-1940