Fern Mining Co. Records, 1946-1968

Overview of the Collection

Fern Mining Co.
Fern Mining Co. Records
1946-1968 (inclusive)
1 volume
Collection Number
MG320 (collection)
Minute book of a silver-lead mining company in the Placer Center Mining District of Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Fern Mining Company was incorporated in April 1946, for the purpose of acquiring claims in Placer Center Mining District, Shoshone County, Idaho, including the Fern Group, from the Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Mining Co. The original Fern directors included Henry L. Day, president; F.M. Rothrock, vice president; S.B. Heitfeld, secretary-treasurer; Paul B. Jessup, comptroller and attorney; and Wray D. Farmin. Tamarack & Custer initially, and after 1947 Day Mines, Inc., owned all the outstanding stock of Fern Mining Co. In addition to holding the Fern Group and other claims acquired, Fern Mining Company entered into participation agreements with Day Mines, Asarco, and other companies for exploration and development work. This exploration and development, as well as assessment work required to hold Fern's unpatented claims, was performed by Day Mines. In October 1947 Fern transferred to Day Mines certain assets in cancellation of its accumulated debt. Fern was a relatively inactive company, but over the next twenty years it again accumulated debts to Day Mines, totaling over $80,000. On December 2, 1968, the Fern board of directors agreed to exchange all their company's assets and liabilities in return for its outstanding shares held by Day Mines Inc., and then to dissolve the corporation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The only item in this record group is a bound copy of the minutes of the stockholders and directors, for the period April 18, 1946 to December 2, 1968.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The records of the Fern Mining Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985.

Processing Note

Initial processing of this manuscript group was done under the direction of Richard C. Davis in September, 1988.

Related Materials

Related records can be found in the records of Day Mines, Inc.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
os/1 Minutes of the directors and stockholders 1946-1968

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Silver mines and mining -- Idaho

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Fern Mining Company