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Register of the Sheep Ranch Mine Collection, 1918-1939
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sheep Ranch Mine Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1939
    Collection number: Mss231
    Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sheep Ranch Mine Collection, Mss231, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Collier, John H.

    personal name

    Feusier, C.L.

    personal name

    Plate, H. Robinson

    personal name

    Austin, B.C.

    corporate name

    Sheep Ranch Mine (Calaveras County, Calif.)

    corporate name

    Best & Belcher Gold & Silver Mining Co. (San Andreas, Calif.)


    Gold mines and mining -California -Calaveras County


    Sheep Ranch (Calif.) -History -Sources


    San Andreas (Calif.) -History -Sources


    The Sheep Ranch Mine, Calaveras County (Calif.) was one of the major gold-producing mines in the southern Mother Lode. Deposits on the Ranch were not discovered until 1866. The principal mine, of which George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst, was one of the owners (1874-1893), reportedly produced $4 million in gold during the years of Hearst's involvement. The mine was worked intermittently during the early twentieth century, producing about $3 million by 1942.

    Scope and Content

    The Sheep Ranch Mine Collection consists of reports, notes and correspondence pertaining to 20th c. activity at the mine (1918-1939). It also contains a Report of the Best & Belcher Gold and Silver Mining Co. of San Andreas.