Title: Mining Collection
Dates: ca. 1850-
Collection Number: Consult repository
Extent: Books, maps, public records, newspapers
Nevada County Libraries, Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
Abstract: The mining collection at the Doris Foley Library is comprised of books, mine maps, public records and newspapers containing
information on the rich mining history of Nevada County.
Beginning in 1848 with panning during the Gold Rush, and continuing through hydraulic and hardrock mining which ended in the
mid 1950s, Nevada County has the distinction of being the top gold producing county in California.
Language of Material: English
Collections are self-service, open to the public.
The Library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
Mining Collection. Nevada County Libraries, Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
Historical records and dozens of maps created by Nevada County and the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City have been deposited
the the Doris Foley Library Library for Historical Research.
Scope and Content of Collection
Many public records and mining related maps of the governmental entities in the County are housed in the Doris Foley Library
for Historical Research. Additionally, the Library has a large collection of local newspapers on microfilm beginning in the
1850s (some of which have an index of mining related articles). The Library also has a selection of mining related books and
periodicals covering the geologic and mining history of the county.