Finding Aid to the Report on the Cumberland Gold Mine, Arizona Territory MS.633

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
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2012 October 25


Title: Report on the Cumberland Gold Mine, Arizona Territory
Identifier/Call Number: MS.633
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1879-1880
Abstract: This bound volume is entitled "Report: The Cumberland Gold Mine" and contains newspaper clippings from 1879 and a hand-written report submitted by George E. Barnes and B. J. Burns to the President of the Cumberland Mining Company. The report was submitted from the Martinez District, Yavapia County, Arizona Territory on February 28, 1880.
creator: Barnes, George E.
creator: Burns, B. J.

Historical note

One gold-quartz mine, the Cumberland, is described by Lindgren 61 as follows: "The Cumberland mine is one mile north of Pine Flat and was last in operation about 1908. According to information obtained from T. Roach, of Pine Flat, this is a gold quartz vein striking a little east of north and dipping west. The shaft is 350 feet deep and there are short drifts. The shoot on the north is said to have continued to the lowest workings; it contains ore of $40 grade, which was treated in a 10-stamp mill at Pine Flat. The gold is reported as free and visible in places. The water level was found at a depth of 90 feet. It is probable that here, as in many other places, the conditions became unfavorable when the workings reached the sulphide ore below water level. There is said to be placer ground in the vicinity of the Cumberland mine." Source: Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Mining, by Edlred Wilson, 1983.

Preferred citation

Report on the Cumberland Gold Mine, Arizona Territory, 1879-1880, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.633.

Acquisition

Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 April 7.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist,2012 October 25, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Scope and Contents

This bound volume is entitled "Report: The Cumberland Gold Mine" and contains newspaper clippings from 1879 and a hand-written report submitted by George E. Barnes and B. J. Burns to the President of the Cumberland Mining Company. The report was submitted from the Martinez District, Yavapia County, Arizona Territory on February 28, 1880.

Use

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Access

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cumberland Mining Company.
Arizona -- History
Clippings
Cumberland Gold Mine
Gold mines and mining -- Arizona
Manuscripts
Report: The Cumberland Gold Mine
Yavapai County (Ariz.)