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  1. Mining Certificate

    One certificate for 100 shares of stock in the Goodman Gold and Silver Mining Company. Supposedly issued to Mark Twain, on June 11, 1872 by secretary Eilley Orrum and president Sandy Bowers. Included materials: Manuscript Subject Area: Mining Business Col ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 12:33

  2. Letters Regarding the Russell Process

    Edward H.  Russell was the inventor of the process for extracting silver from raw ore by lixiviation, using hyposulphite. This procedure was first successfully introduced in September 1884 at Silver Reef, Utah. Carbons of letters in bound letter copying b ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 12:49

  3. Western Mines and Mining Notes

    Portfolio of typescript pages, with brief descriptions of 91 mines. Locations are mostly in California and Arizona, but other western areas are also included. Historical and technical information is given, appraising each mine from an economic point of vi ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 13:02

  4. Papers and Photographs of Cornelius Bennett

    The Bennetts and the Morrills were related pioneer families in Silver City, New Mexico. Cornelius Bennett was a town founder, and served as a school trustee and probate judge. John B. Morrill was a councilman, and operated the general store J.B. Morrill a ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 13:11

  5. The Tri-Bullian Smelting and Development Company

    Collection includes ore settlement records for zinc ore shipped from Starlight and Kelly Mines; general ledger of Tri-Bullion S. & D. Company; four sketch maps of Nitt mine; carbon copies of letters from Tri- Bullion to customers, 1908-1917; and minut ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 14:53

  6. Diary of Richard C. Harrison

    Photocopy of holograph diary. Brief daily entries relate Richard Harrison's travels in California, and prospecting in the gold fields, 1850- 1853. Includes his personal financial records, and a copy of his last will and testament. Included materials: ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 14:55

  7. Elgin Bryce Holt Records

    Three-page typescript report from Holt to his partner, a Mr. Brock, about the Santa Eulalia group of mines near Sombrerete District, state of Zacatecas, Mexico, dated August 11, 1927. Included are four blueprints: an assay map, a geological plan, a surfac ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 15:05

  8. Ledger of the Compania Unida Chihuahuense

    Ledger book with handwritten entries that detail the financial transactions of the Divina Providencia Mine, San José, from 1832 to 1836. It also includes financial accounts of the mine owners, Juan Albarez, Estevban Curcier, Juan B. Peeters, and José Thom ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-18 16:13

  9. Account Book of the Old Abe Co.

    The Old Abe mine, in White Oaks, New Mexico, produced a million dollars worth of gold from one of the deepest dry mines in the world. Its true vein was discovered in 1890 by William Watson, who shared ownership with seven other people, named in the back o ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 11:22

  10. Mines and Mining Companies in Arizona and the Southwest Collection

    The bulk of the collection consist of prospectuses, reports, and correspondence, relating to Arizona mines and mining activity from 1855 - 1934. Also contains clippings, maps, some financial records, ledgers. Some of the printed materials contain photogra ...

    castanoe - 2013-04-23 13:29