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Miscellaneous mining documents, 1868-1944.
MANUSCRIPT 1855-1857
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Miscellaneous mining documents, 1868-1944


This collection is an assortment of 233 items relating to mineral and petroleum resources in 18 California counties. In most cases there is only a single document for an entry. Dates range from 1868 to 1944; types of documents include mining engineer's reports, prospectuses, correspondence, and various legal instruments such as deeds, indentures, abstracts of title, claims, contracts, etc. There are two maps (for the Valley View Mine in Placer County and the Brooklyn Mine in San Bernardino County) and the La Grange Gold Mines report (Stanislaus County) includes some original photographs. The collection is organized by county as follows:
Amador: Spagnolia Gold Mine; Calaveras: Gwin Mine, Oro y Plato; El Dorado: Barnes & Eureka, Crane;s Gulch; Humboldt: Mill Creek Cinnabar Properties; Inyo: Lost Spaniard Mine, Devilos Kitchen and Nicole Cinnabar Properties; Kern: Sunset Oil Field; Lake: Empire and Central Q Mines; Los Angeles: Hermosa Oil Lease; Mariposa: Doss & Thorne (Ginaca), Mariposa [Fremont] Grant.
Nevada: Gaston Gold Mines, Yuba River Mines; Placer: Daniel Webster Quartz Mine, Four Aces Mines Company, Davis Placer, Laird Placer Mining Claim, Valley View Mine; Plumas: Belden Gold Mine, Round Valley Dredging Grounds, Clon Dyke (Italy, Queen of Sheba) Claims; Sacramento: Embagh Placer Mine.
San Bernardino: Brooklyn Mine; San Joaquin: Manganese; Sierra: Mountain Mine, Bonanza Gold Mines, Patriarch Gold and Silver Quartz Mine, Roman Group of Mining Claims, Sacred Mount and Butte Saddle; Stanislaus: La Grange Gold Mines; Trinity: Orecal Metals Inc.; Tulare: Mammoth Copper Mine.


1868 (issued)


1855: Amador - Nevada (Rough and Ready). -- 1856: Nevada (Washington) - Placer. -- 1857: Plumas (Tulare)


Mines and mineral resources -- California
Gold mines and mining -- California
Oil fields -- California


Miscellaneous mining documents, 1868-1944
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.

Physical Description:

233 items : ill., maps




MANUSCRIPT 1855-1857



Copyright Note:

Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.