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Guide to the California Mining Miscellany, 1890-1937
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Mining Miscellany,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1937
    Box Number: 1373
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    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], California Mining Miscellany, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Briarcliff Mines, Ltd. (El Dorado County, Calif.)
    Castro Chrome Mine (San Luis Obispo County, Calif.)
    Three Stars Mine (Placer County, Calif.)
    Gold mines and mining--California--El Dorado County
    Gold mines and mining--California--Placer County
    Gold mines and mining--California--San Luis Obispo County


    Maps and charts of gold mines in El Dorado and Placer Counties, map of chrome mine in San Luis Obispo County, ore receipts from San Francisco mint and Selby Smelting and Lead Co., San Francisco, correspondence from a mining supply firm in Michigan Bluff, Placer County, and invoice of Joshua Hendy Iron Works, a mining equipment firm in Sunnyvale.


    Gold mining by large numbers of people began very quickly in California after the discovery by James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848. After the gold rush dwindled in the 1860s, gold continued to be mined throughout the state. This collection is a small group of materials reflecting mining activity in a period of general decline of the industry.


    • Abram, John

    Material Transferred from the Collection


    • Title: California. Amador County.
      Date: 1936
      Mother lode mines. Amador County, California. n.p., 1936. (MAP c912 A28 1936)

    Other Material

    • 4 charts to textual file