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!



Bureau of Land Management

US Bureau of Mines archive.org collection

US Geological Survey

National Park Service

Death Valley 1981. A History of Mining in Death Valley National Monument.


Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains,
J. Ross Browne / Rossiter Raymond.
Archive.org collection

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 the Mint

Report of the Director of the Mint archive.org collection


California Geologic Survey Downloads

California Mines Geological Collection (from archive.org)

California Geology Magazine (from the California Geological Survey)

California Mining Bureau Collection (Hathi Trust)

California Division of Mines Collection (Hathi Trust)

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 Mining American also see Mining Reporter and Mining Science

The Copper Handbook /

Engineering and Mining Journal (Links to http://books.google.com and http://archive.org)

E&MJ 1866-1962

Mining (Journal of the Northwest Mining Association)

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 Journal (Phoenix)

Mining Reporter Also see The Mining American

Mining Science (Denver - The Mining Science Publishing Company) Also see The Mining American

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)