Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company Records, 1884-1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company
Title
Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company Records
Dates
1884-1919
Quantity
.8 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2140, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company Records consists of records from the Granite Mountain Mining Company followed by records of the Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company and some materials of T. H. Kleinschmidt, a mine investor. The papers include copy ledger books; letter and account copy files; a time book; expense bills and receipts from suppliers and shippers; survey information; records of smelting, shipping and purchases of the mined ores; leases, bids, agreements and stockholder communications and some miscellaneous post cards and pay check stubs.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company of Philipsburg, Montana, was formed in April 1898 by the merger of the Granite Mountain Mining Company and the Bi-Metallic Mining Company. In 1881, Charles D. McLure with several St. Louis capitalists, including Charles Clark, Augustus B. Ewing, Lewis M. Rumsey, Moses Rumsey, and Charles Taussig formed a syndicate incorporated as the Granite Mountain Mining Company. In June 1886, another property was incorporated as the Bi-Metallic Mining Company by a syndicate comprised of many of the same owners of the Granite Mountain Mining Company, with the addition of Paul A. Fusz and others. Following the 1898 merger of the two syndicates, the company had several years of profitable operation. After it went into receivership in 1903, the mines were operated primarily on the lease system. They produced sporadically through the 1920s, and in 1934 the Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company was dissolved.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of records from the Granite Mountain Mining Company followed by records of the Granite-BiMetallic Consolidated Mining Company and some materials of T. H. Kleinschmidt, a mine investor. The papers include copy ledger books; letter and account copy files; a time book; expense bills and receipts from suppliers and shippers; survey information; records of smelting, shipping and purchases of the mined ores; leases, bids, agreements and stockholder communications and some miscellaneous post cards and pay check stubs.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Butte area expense ledger pages
(fragile)
1886-1896
1/2 Photocopies of Butte area expense ledger pages 1886-1896
1/3 Letter file book- Granite Mountain Mining Company December 1884-October 1885
1/4 Weekly time sheet book - Granite Mountain Mining Company September 1886
1/5 Expense bills from Northern Pacific Railroad Company shipping 1888, 1890
1/6 Granite Mountain Mining Company - assorted bills and receipts 1885-1891
1/7 Survey detail sheets - Granite Mountain Mining Company undated
1/8 Pay check copies - Granite Mountain Mining Company 1889
1/9 Post card telegrams - Granite Mountain Mining Company circa 1880s
1/10 Bullion sheets - Granite Mountain Mining Company 1887-1902
1/11 Assorted papers- leases, bids, agreements - Granite Mountain Mining Company 1889-1892
1/12 Copy account book- Granite Bi-Metallic Consolidated Mining Company 1905-1906
2/1 Purchase records - Garfield Smelter Company from Granite Bi-Metallic Consolidated Mining Company 1908
2/2 Leaser and Company shipments - Granite Bi-Metallic Consolidated Mining Company 1913-1914
2/3 Special stockholder meeting papers - Granite Bi-Metallic Consolidated Mining Company 1917
2/4 Smelting records - Granite Bi-Metallic Consolidated Mining Company 1908, 1918-1919
2/5 Kleinschmidt mining papers 1898-1905
2/6 Board minutes 1903
2/7 Board minutes 1904
2/8 Board minutes 1905
2/9 Board minutes 1906
2/10 Miscellaneous correspondence
2/11 Miscellaneous reports
2/12 Printed materials
cabinet
Oversize Map of the Granite Mountain Mine claims and tunnels 1887

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mines and mineral resources-Montana-Granite County
  • Mining corporations-Missouri-Saint Louis
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Kleinschmidt, Theodore H. (Theodore Henry), 1839-1913 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Granite Mountain Mining Company (creator)