Level of Description
Scope and Contents
The Florence-Goldfield Mining Company Series comprises the financial records of the company dating from 1912 to 1918. The series contains primarily bills and receipts associated with purchases from various businesses located in Goldfield and elsewhere including: Nevada-California Power, Al Mills-General Blacksmithing, Wood and Sullivan Hardware, Verdi Lumber Company, Ferry's Transfer Company, and the Union Drayage Company.
Collection Name: UNLV University Libraries Collection on Nevada Mining
Box/Folder: Box 03
Biographical / Historical Note
The Florence-Goldfield Mining Company produced gold in the Goldfield mining district in Esmeralda County, Nevada. The company built a gold mine on Malpais Mesa, and a mill on the outskirts of the town of Goldfield. Prospectors discovered gold in 1902, and by 1904 the city of Goldfield developed into a camp of several thousand people. By 1905 the Florence-Goldfield Mining Company's total gross output was valued at $1.5 million. By 1909 the company’s principal mine was Florence located east of Goldfield. The company also owned the Red King, Cornishman, Firelight, and Emma claims and leased the Sweeney, Reilly, Little Florence, Florence Annex, Rogers, and Engineers' claims.
Source: Ransome, Frederick Leslie. "Detailed Description of the Mines of the Florence-Goldfield Mining Company." In The Geology and Ore Deposits of Goldfield, Nevada. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1909.