Goldfield Merger Mines Company Records

Identifier: 2017-09

Scope and Contents

The Goldfield Merger Mines Company Records includes materials that documents a small portion of company operations through stockholder information, stock certificate shareholder cards; financial information, including capital stock and corporation income tax returns. Also included is one folder of miscellaneous notes that appear to have reference to some underground mine works as well as financial notes and annotations on them.


  • 1911-1934


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.

Administrative History

Goldfield, Nevada, is most well-known for the boom that occurred between 1900, when it was settled, and 1910, when peak production reached over $10 million dollars. Most major mining operations had ceased by 1920, although a number of mines continued operations into the 1940s. The Goldfield Merger Mines Company was incorporated just before the peak mining had occurred in Goldfield in 1908.

Incorporated in Washington state, the Goldfield Merger Mines Company owned a number of properties in both Washington and Goldfield, Nevada including the Velvet Gold Company, Potlatch Gold Mining Company, Gold Horn Mining Company and the St. Ives Mining and Milling Company. In 1916, Elmer H. Cox served as president and A. H. Howe as secretary. By 1916, the main shaft of the mine had been sunk to the depth of 1750 feet and was equipped with an 80 foot steel head-frame and hoist engine that was capable of sinking the shaft to the 2000 foot level.

In addition to the main shaft, the property connected to the Goldfield Consolidated by a crosscut at the 1265 foot level and with the Reorganized Atlanta by a crosscut at the 1750 foot level. In 1916, the mine was also seeking an extension of the Jumbo Extension orebody.

The Goldfield Deep Mines Company of Nevada was incorporated in 1920 as a merger between Reorganized Atlanta Mining Company, Goldfield Merger Mines Company, Reorganized Blue Bull Mining Company, C.O.D. Consolidated Mines Company, Goldfield Combination Mining Company, Milltown Mining Company, five claims of the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company and other small parcels of ground in the Goldfield Mining District.


0.75 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Goldfield Merger Mines was a mining company incorporated in Washington state with properties in Goldfield, Nevada. Collection includes stockholder and financial information from 1920-1934.


Materials arranged by type and chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received in April 1989 as part of a group of papers that had previously been stored in the Goldfield Hotel.

Guide to the Goldfield Merger Mines Company Records
Jessica Maddox
March 2017
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Repository Details

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

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