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 Investor

Mining Reporter

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)