Belcher Silver Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC92
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.

Dates

  • 1871-1899

Creator

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.

Extent

2.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

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.

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

Arranged into the following series: 1) Reports; 2) Assay Records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by unknown source circa 1965.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Belcher Silver Mining Company Records
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:
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