Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company Records
Scope and Contents
A majority of the records are regarding the annual reports made by the company. Also included are correspondence in the form of letterpress copy books, and cash books, which record accounts for the company.
- Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company (Creator, Organization)
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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.
The Sierra Nevada Mining Company was part of the "North End" mines of the Comstock Lode, and was staked in 1859. It was located in Sevenmile Canyon below the Utah Mine and was 3550' long. It was a large producing mine of gold as well as silver. Up to the mid-1870s, the old upper workings were profitably reworked. During 1866 to 1933, the reported production was estimated at 197,000 tons which averaged over $9.00 per ton. The mine was in operation intermittently up to the early 1940s. Myron Angel wrote that the mine's stocks was a favorite for "milking the public both in sales of share and assessments."
3.4 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
Part of the "North End" mines of the Comstock Lode, the Sierra Nevada Silver Mine was staked in 1859, was 3550 feet long, and was mined for substantial amounts of gold as well as silver. The majority of the records, 1861-1926, are regarding the annual reports made by the company. Also included are correspondence in the form of letterpress copy books, and cash books, which record accounts for the company.
Arranged into the following series: 1) Reports; 2) Letters; 3): Cash Books
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from unknown source circa 1965. An additional cash book ledger was received in 2016 from Janet Broyles.
- Guide to the Records of the Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company
- February 2012
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