United Comstock Pumping Association
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Exchequer Silver Mine is near Virginia City, Nevada. Historically the site has been part of the Comstock Lode-Gold Hill Mining District. This collection includes agreements from between the Exchequer Mining Company as part of the United Comstock Pumping Association and the Sutro Tunnel Company concerning the Sutro Tunnel; a list of papers on file with the Exchequer Company, compiled after 1912; an agreement with the Truckee River General Electric Company and the United Comstock Pumping...
Abstract Whitman Symmes was a mine engineer, superintendent of several of the larger Nevada Comstock Lode mines in the early 1900s, and known on the Pacific coast for his continuous opposition to stockbrokers' methods of controlling the Comstock mines. Included are deeds, agreements, financial statements, reports, correspondence, payrolls, articles of incorporation, and assay reports for 118 mines, mills, shafts and pumping associations, primarily in Nevada but also in California, Utah, Arizona, and...
Overview The Comstock Pumping Association was established in 1898 by 28 mine companies in Virginia City. Designed as a means to increase stock values, the purpose of the association was to pump water from the Comstock mines below the Sutro Tunnel level. Records of operation include daily and weekly reports (including Ward Shaft Association, 1910-1912), letters, cashbooks, financial ledgers, and a tunnel account book, 1905-1909.