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Guide to the Pioneer Reduction Works Records, 1898-1926
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pioneer Reduction Works Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1898-1926
    Box Number: 645-660
    Collector: Skaar, Sven
    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], Pioneer Reduction Works Records, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Gold mines and mining--California--Nevada County


    Correspondence, receipts, accounts.


    Pioneer Reduction Works was established Dec. 8, 1858. In 1888, it had two roasting furnaces for ore as well as facilities for leaching gold and silver. Five men were employed by the owner, Mr. Maltman. From 1892 to 1926, when it ceased operations the works was owned by Benjamin Hall, who purchased it from Mr. Maltman.


    Major Correspondents

    • Hall, Benjamin

    Other Correspondents

    • Peterson, L. M.