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Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC59
The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company Records consists of 11 volumes and 0.5 cu. ft. of material. There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

The collection consists of business records of the company's mining operations, including reports (weekly, annual); letters; accounts of expenditures and proceeds; and legal materials. Material has been arranged into six series and chronologically within them.

Dates

  • 1876-1923

Creator

Restrictions

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

1.25 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Abstract

Business records of the company's mining operations, including reports (weekly, annual), letters, accounts of expenditures and proceeds, and legal materials.

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.

Arrangement

The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company records are divided into the following series:

Series 1: Reports

Series 2: Letters

Series 3: Accounts

Series 4: Legal

Series 5: California Ore and Testing Company

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from unknown source circa 1965.

Related Archival Material

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

NC56: Ophir Silver Mining Company Records NC58: Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company Records NC87: Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company Records
Title
A Guide to the Records of the Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company
Status
completed
Author
unknown
Date
1965
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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775-682-5724 (Fax)