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Belcher Silver Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC92
The Belcher Silver Mining Company records consist of 5 items covering the years 1871 to 1893.

This small collection consists of records of operation which include weekly reports from the mine superintendent to H. D. Fry, and assay records for the Belcher and Crown Point mines, the Santiago Mill, Vivian Mill, Mexican Mill, and Eureka Mill. There are no restrictions on the use of this material

Dates

  • 1871-1893

Creator

Restrictions

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

0.75 Cubic Feet (2 boxes, 5 items)

Abstract

Records of operation including weekly reports from the mine superintendent to H.D. Fry; and assay records for the Belcher and Crown Point mines; and the Santiago, Vivian, Mexican, and Eureka mills.

Administrative History

Comstock Lode claim of 1859 was 1040 feet long, between the Overman and Crown Point Mines. First work began in 1860; beginning in 1870 it was worked jointly with the Crown Point Mine and in 1873 with the Yellow Jacket Mine. In 1915 the three combined into the Jacket-Crown Point-Belcher Mines Company which in turn became part of the United Comstock Mining company in 1920.

Arrangement

The Belcher Silver Mining Company records are organized in the following series:

Series 1: Reports

Series 2: Assay Records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by unknown source circa 1965.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Records of the Belcher Silver Mining Company
Status
completed
Author
Robert D. Armstrong
Date
March 1966
Description rules
dacs

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)