Rocky Bar Mining Co. Articles of Association, Resolutions, Etc., 1850 [159044]

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Rocky Bar Mining Co. Articles of Association, Resolutions, Etc., 1850 [159044]
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Rocky-Bar Mining Company, California, Circular, Articles of Association, Resolutions, etc. by James Delavan (secretary) and Philo Mickles (president), 1850. First edition. The first California mining prospectus in the gold country. Only the report of the American Quicksilver Company of California preceded this as a published California mining promotion, but this was located near San Jose, outside of the gold country region. An excerpt from page 1: "The Rocky-Bar Mining Company was organized in July 1849 as a Labor Association and was primarily composed of only forty miners, who had been engaged in 1848 and 1849, in digging gold on the Big-Bar, contiguous to the Rocky-Bar, near the geographical center of the gold-region in California, and on the middle fork of the American River, about seventy-miles from Sacramento City." Carl Wheat, in an article about the Rocky-Bar Mining Company in the California Historical Society Quarterly (March 1933), called it "the first organized project for mining quartz in California." 12 pages. Original dark blue wrappers lettered in gold on upper cover. Small stamp of discard from the University of Wisconsin Library on lower front cover. Housed in a custom folding half -Morocco case that is 5.25 x 8.5 inches. Very fine condition.

Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: American River