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Yellow Jacket Silver Mining Company Records

Identifier: NC61
This collection consists of the operation records of the Yellow Jacket Mine which includes minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings; bylaws; deeds; financial statements; stock transfer records; and letters.


  • 1861-1911



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.


1 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


Operation records of the Yellow Jacket Mine include minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings, by-laws, deeds, financial statements, stock transfer records, and letters.

Administraitve History

The Yellow Jacket Mine, staked in 1859, was one of the deepest in the Comstock Lode. At one point, the mine reached down 3054 feet. Flooding in 1882 stopped mining below the level of the Sutro drainage tunnel. Although the mine produced over $16.5 million in ore by 1889, major operations were suspended between 1894 to 1907 due to low production.

In 1915 the Yellow Jacket, Crown Point, and Belcher Mines were consolidated under the management of the Jacket-Crown Point-Belcher Mines Company. The company was taken over in 1920 by the United Comstock Mining Company, a subsidiary of the Metals Exploration Company. While operating under the name of Jacket, Crown Point, Belcher Mines, little ore was produced after 1920.


The collection has been divided into the following series:

Series 1: Corporate Records

Series 2: Letters

Series 3: Daily Journal

Series 4: Memorandum of Ore Assay

Series 5: Yellow Jacket Mine Plat

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records acquired from unknown source, circa 1965. Additional ledger sheets purchased from Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in 2015.
A Guide to the Records of the Yellow Jacket Silver Mining Company
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Repository Details

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

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