Comstock Lode (Nev.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Whitman Symmes was a mine engineer, superintendent of several of the larger Nevada Comstock Lode mines in the early 1900s, and known on the Pacific coast for his continuous opposition to stockbrokers' methods of controlling the Comstock mines. Included are deeds, agreements, financial statements, reports, correspondence, payrolls, articles of incorporation, and assay reports for 118 mines, mills, shafts and pumping associations, primarily in Nevada but also in California, Utah, Arizona, and...
Overview The Union Mine was Part of the North End Mines of the Comstock Lode, the Union was an 1859 stake of 302 feet between the Mexican and Sierra Nevada Mines. Later, 270 additional feet were acquired from the North Ophir claim. Work began in 1860; although the Union had one of the deepest works (at 3350 feet), it was one of the least profitable of the Comstock; by the late 1870s it was producing no ore. Collection contains operational records, including weekly and annual reports of operations (some...
Overview The United Comstock Mining Company was a Nevada corporation organized in 1920 as a subsidiary of the Metals Exploration Company that bought up and worked nine Virginia City, Nevada, mines including the Challenge, Challenge-Jacket-Imperial, Confidence, Crown Point, Imperial Consolidated, Imperial Empire, Jacket-Crown Point-Belcher, Overman, and Yellow Jacket mines. The collection contains copies of weekly progress reports that discuss length of tunnels, yields of ore, presence of various types...
Overview The Comstock Pumping Association was established in 1898 by 28 mine companies in Virginia City. Designed as a means to increase stock values, the purpose of the association was to pump water from the Comstock mines below the Sutro Tunnel level. Records of operation include daily and weekly reports (including Ward Shaft Association, 1910-1912), letters, cashbooks, financial ledgers, and a tunnel account book, 1905-1909.
Abstract Utah Gold and Silver Mining Company was a silver mine at Virginia City, Nevada. Includes monthly cash accounts, 1876-1884; report of operations, 1886-1888; and deeds for the Eliza Bradbury Ledge and the Utah Silver Mining Company and Santa Rita Mining Company, 1860-1863.
Abstract Includes agreements for water acquisition from individual mines in the Comstock Lode, correspondence, financial statements, and invoices for supplies. The collection contains material from 1864-1875 created by the Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company.
Abstract Copies of deeds which form a chain of title to the White and Murphy mining claims in the Comstock Lode of Nevada between 1859-1873. Included is a narrative describing the original procedures for staking and selling legal title to a Comstock mining claim.
Abstract Agreement between eight men to share expenses to work a portion of the Williams and Company mine claim, location not given but most likely in the Comstock Lode. Names include: Adolph Sutro, Orion Clemens, James C. Corey, John D. Moore, Henry Epstein, Moritz Epstein, H. L. Joachimsen, and John Williams.
Dates: February 16, 1863
Abstract The Yellow Jacket Mine, staked in 1859, was one of the deepest in the Comstock Lode. Operation records of the Yellow Jacket Mine include minutes of stockholders' and directors' meetings, by-laws, deeds, financial statements, stock transfer records, and letters, from 1861-1911.
Abstract A.p Deutsch was an Arizona writer. Collection contains his unpublished manuscript on the history of the western United States, including the California gold rush, ethnic immigrants, the Comstock and other mining sites in Nevada, Arizona Territory, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Dakota Territory, and a number of prominent individuals. Material undated.