On-line Historic Mining Reports and Documents
Here are some gems I have found so far. I'm constantly adding more. Be sure you check out more links on my Mojave Desert: Mining History Sources page too. If you find more send me the links. My email address is at the bottom of this page. - Larry M. Vredenburgh.
I have been uploading a variety of difficult to find publications to my library at archive.org. Check them out!
USGS Publications Downloads
Death Valley (Link to http://www.scribd.com)
Report of the Director of the Mint
Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains,
J. Ross Browne / Rossiter Raymond.
Mining leaders criticized Brown's reports for their errors and lack of substance. So, in March of 1868 he resigned, becoming ambassador to China in early 1868. Rossiter Raymond was subsequently appointed to be Commissioner of Mining Statistics.
Bureau of Land Management Library
California Geologic Survey Downloads
California Mines Geological Collection (from archive.org)
Geological Survey of California
California Mining Bureau (Links to http://books.google.com)
Report of the State Mineralogist
Report of the State Geologist
California Division of Mines and Geology
The Copper Handbook /
Engineering and Mining Journal (Links to http://books.google.com and http://archive.org)
Mining and Engineering World (The Mining World - Chicago) (Links to http://archive.org and http://books.google.com)
Mining and Metallurgical Journal
Mining and Scientific Press (Links to http://archive.org )
Mining Science (Denver - The Mining Science Publishing Company)
The Mining World
Los Angeles Mining Review
Mining and Oil Bulletin (Los Angeles)
Pacific Coast Annual Mining Review
Pacific Coast Miner / Mining Magazine
State Mining Journal (San Francisco)
The Salt Lake Mining Review (1899-1929)
The Salt Lake Mining Review
Historic Newspaper Accounts of Coarse Gold and Silver in the West (by Vern Nord)