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  1. Records of the Spenazuma Gold Mining and Milling Company

    The Spenazuma Gold Mining and Milling Company was formed in 1898 by Richard C. Flower to fraudulently sell stock in a non-existent mine. The scheme was exposed in 1899 by newspaperman George H. Smalley. The collection includes promotional and descriptive ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:23

  2. Freight Bills of Magma Copper Company

    The Magma Copper Company was a mining company operating in Superior, AZ. The collection contains typescript and holograph carbon copies of freight bills pertaining to the equipment shipment to the mine during its first years of operation, most coming from ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:27

  3. Papers of Samuel Clark

    Samuel Clark (b. 1871) was the founder of Clarkston, AZ, which would later be known as Rowood. Clark laid out the townsite of Clarkston in 1916, and operated mining properties in Ajo and Clarkston beginning in 1907. The collection contains mining papers, ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:52

  4. Stevens Family Correspondence

    The Stevens family were residents of Rockton, IL. Calvin Stevens’ three sons, Albion, George, and Herman, served in the U.S. Army as volunteers during the Civil War. The collection includes correspondence between members of the Stevens family, mainly sons ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-10 14:45

  5. John Francis Papers

    John Francis (1848-1899) was a manager for the Camarones Copper Company. From 1890 through 1894, he managed the Astillero Mine in Huasco, Chile. Collection includes original mechanical drawings of smelting installations used in the Chilean copper industry ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-10 16:53

  6. Western Mines and Mining Notes

    The collection includes a 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 ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-13 17:54

  7. Papers of Charles H. Warren

    Charles H. Warren was an attorney, as well as superintendent and general manager of the Almo Ranch Company. This collection includes correspondence, legal papers, and financial records relating to the Almo Ranch Company of Arizona from 1888 to 1891 and ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:50

  8. Records of the Harshaw Mining Company

    The Harshaw Mining Company was based in San Francisco, CA and New York City, NY, operating in the Harshaw Mining District, Santa Cruz County, AZ. The collection consists of contracts, assay reports, and general inventories of company. Included are two ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-24 11:48

  9. Records of the Tucson Mining and Smelting Company

    The Tucson Mining and Smelting Company was an English mining company operating in Silverbell Mining District in Pima County, AZ. John Francis was manager of the company. The collection contains correspondence, business records, legal papers, and related ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 12:29

  10. Records of the Arizona Copper Company

    The Arizona Copper Company was a mining company of Edinburgh, Scotland, operating in the Clifton-Morenci area of Arizona from 1882 to 1921. The company was sold to Phelps Dodge Corporation in 1921.  Collection includes business records of he company ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 18:22

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