Belcher Silver Mining Company Records
Scope and Contents
The Belcher Silver Mining Company records covers the years 1871-1893 and 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.
- Belcher Silver Mining Company (Creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing 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.
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.
2.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
In 1915 three mines combined into the Jacket-Crown Point-Belcher Mines Company which in turn became part of the United Comstock Mining company in 1920. Collection contains 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.
Arranged into the following series: 1) Reports; 2) Assay Records
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by unknown source circa 1965.
- Belcher Silver Mining Company
- Comstock Lode (Nev.)
- Crown Point Gold and Silver Mine (Nev.)
- Eureka Mill
- Fry, H. D.
- Jacket-Crown Point-Belcher Mines Company
- Mexican Mill
- Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada
- Santiago Mill
- Silver mines and mining -- Nevada
- United Comstock Mining Company
- Vivian Mill
- Yellow Jacket Silver Mine (Nev.)
- Guide to the Belcher Silver Mining Company Records
- Robert D. Armstrong
- March 1966
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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