Golden Star Mining Company Collection

TITLE:  Golden Star Mining Company Collection (North Star Mine)

DATE RANGE 1908-1911


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 linear feet (4 boxes)

PROVENANCE:  In 1965 Jean Provence of Scottsdale, Arizona donated this collection to the Arizona State College (now Northern Arizona University) Library.  It was processed in 1972 and reprocessed again in 1990.  Before 2012 it was transferred from the Northern Arizona University

Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department to the Arizona Historical Society-Rio Colorado Division in Yuma.  To this was added a small quantity of similar material that had been donated to the Yuma County Historical Society at various times.  

COPYRIGHT: Yuma County Library District owns the copyright to this collection.

RESTRICTIONS: This collection is unrestricted.   

CREDIT LINE: Golden Star Mining Company Collection, Yuma County Library District, YMS 32

HISTORICAL NOTE:  The Golden Star Mining Company was located in the Polaris-Kofa mining area, Yuma County, Arizona.  In 1896 Felix Mayhew discovered a gold vein near the King of Arizona Mine, and in 1907 he sold his claim, the North Star Mine, to the Golden Star Mining Company (David M. Hyman, New York City).  Operation was profitable, producing $1,000,000, but by 1911 the vein had been forced down to its economic limits.  For information on this mine see Dunning, Charles H., Rock to Riches, Phoenix: Southwest Publishing Company, 1959, p. 152.   This mining company had no relation to the Golden Star Mine located thirty miles north of Phoenix which was mentioned in Hinton’s Handbook of Arizona, 1878, p. 144.  

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:  The collection is divided into five series.  Series 1: Operating Records; Series II: Operating Costs; Series III: Business Correspondence; Series IV: Receipts and Requisitions; Series V: Miscellaneous 


Box Folder Title Dates
1 1 Operating Records: Filter Press Schedules 1909
  2 Operating Records: Filter Press Schedules 1910
  3 Operating Records: Filter Press Schedules 1910
  4 Operating Records: Certificates of Assay 1908-1910
  5 Operating Records:  Certificates of Assay 1909-1910
2 6 Operating Records: Gold Tank Records 1909-1910
  7 Operating Costs: Pay Vouchers 1909-1910
  8 Operating Costs: Pay Vouchers 1909-1911
  9 Operating Costs: Pay Vouchers 1909-1911
  10 Operating Costs: Pay Vouchers 1909-1911
  11 Business Correspondence:

Sanguinetti Correspondence (fragile)

  12 Business Correspondence:

Pacific Hardware and Steel Business Correspondence and Receipts

  13 Business Correspondence: Fulton Engine Works  1909-1911
  14 Business Correspondence: Pacific Lumber Company   1909-1910
  15 Business Correspondence:

Abbe Engineering Company   

  16 Business Correspondence: Braun Corporation   1909-1911
  17 Business Correspondence:

Harron, Rickard and McCone Machinery    

  18 Business Correspondence:

Locomotive Company of America   

  19 Business Correspondence: Standard Oil Company   1909-1910
3 20 Business Correspondence:

Meese and Gottfried Company  

  21 Business Correspondence: Railroad Freight 1909-1911
  22 Business Correspondence: Bauch Brothers 1909-1910
  23 Business Correspondence: General Managers 1909-1911
  24 Business Correspondence: Employee-Employer 1909-1910
  25 Business Correspondence: Miscellaneous 1909-1911
  26 Receipts and Requisitions: 1 of 2 1909-1911
  27 Receipts and Requisitions: 2 of 2. 1908-1911
  28 Miscellaneous: Reports 1908-1911
  29 Miscellaneous: History 1909-1982
4   Oversize:

Payroll and Financial Statements

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