Comstock Lode mines records

 Collection
Identifier: NC985

Scope and Contents

Ledgers contain "ore to mill" assay reports, account ledgers for goods furnished to mines, records of gold bought, and other unidentified records.

Dates

  • 1868-1916

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (8 volumes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Comstock Lode is a lode of silver ore located under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, a peak in the Virginia Range in Virginia City, Nevada (then western Utah Territory), which was the first major discovery of silver ore in the United States and named after American miner Henry Comstock. Ledgers contain "ore to mill" assay reports, account ledgers for goods furnished to mines, records of gold bought, and other unidentified records between 1868-1916.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically or chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ledgers donated from unknown.
Title
A Guide to the Comstock Lode mines records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)