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Guide to the New Idria Mining Company Records, 1854-1867
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: New Idria Mining Company Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1854-1867
    Box Number: 275
    Collector: Perham, Constance
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

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    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], New Idria Mining Company Records, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Mercury mines and mining--California--San Benito County
    New Idria Mining Company (Calif.)


    Accounts, deeds, certificates, statements, mining claims, testimony, letters


    The New Idria Mining Company was a quicksilver mine said to be discovered in 1851. It was incorporated by the state January 27, 1858, and the federal patent was applied for in 1863. On December 14, 1905, it forfeited its California corporation status.


    • Pitts, Henry F.

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