Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC59

Scope and Contents

The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company Records consists of business records of the company's mining operations, including reports (weekly and annual); letters; accounts of expenditures and proceeds; and legal materials.

Dates

  • 1876-1923

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.

Administrative History

The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company was part of the North End Mines of the Comstock Lode. The initial claim of 100 feet was staked in 1859 and later consolidated with the Ophir Silver Mine to reach 600 feet in length. Between the years 1887 and 1891, joint drifts were worked with the Union Company; from 1900 to 1904 work was carried out jointly with the Sierra Nevada Mine; and in 1912 the owners took over the Keyes and Monte Cristie Mines.

Extent

2.4 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company was part of the North End Mines of the Comstock Lode. The initial claim of 100 feet was staked in 1859. Collection includes business records of the company's mining operations, including reports (weekly and annual), letters, accounts of expenditures and proceeds, and legal materials, 1876-1923.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Reports; 2) Letters; 3) Accounts; 4) Legal; 5) California Ore and Testing Company; 6) Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from unknown source circa 1965.

Related Materials

Additional manuscript collections about other North Ends Mines of the Comstock are:

Ophir Silver Mining Company Records, NC56 Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company Records, NC58 Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company Records, NC87
Title
Guide to the Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company Records
Status
Completed
Author
Staff
Date
1965
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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