Reports Upon the Mineral Resources of the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1867 - 360 strani
First in a series of reports by Browne (later continued by Rossiter Raymond). This is followed by a reprint of Edmund Randolph's 'Address on the history of California, from the discovery of the country to the year 1849' (p. 268-504, first published in 1860) and John W. Dwinelle's 'Address on the acquisition of California by the United States' (p. 306-321, first published in 1866. Also reprinted in this volume are James W. Taylor's report upon gold and silver mining East of the Rocky Mountains (p. 323-350) and the Dept. of the Interior's 'Circular in relation to mining claims' (p. 351-357), both of which were omitted in the earlier 320 p. issue.

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Stran 223 - ... citizens of the United States and those who have declared their intention to become such, under regulations prescribed by law, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts, so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of the United States.
Stran 355 - All valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States...
Stran 225 - Wherever, upon the lands heretofore designated as mineral lands, which have been excluded from survey and sale, there have been homesteads made by citizens of the United States, or persons who have declared their intention to become citizens, which homesteads have been made, improved, and used for agricultural...
Stran 224 - That no location hereafter made shall exceed two hundred feet in length along the vein for each locator, with an additional claim for discovery to the discoverer of the lode, with the right to follow such vein to any depth, with all its dips, variations, and angles, together with a reasonable quantity of surface for the convenient working of the same, as fixed by local rules...
Stran 355 - ... to file in the local Land Office a diagram of the same, so extended, laterally or otherwise, as to conform to the local laws, customs, and rules of miners, and to enter such tract and receive a patent therefor, granting such mine, together with the right to follow such vein or lode, with its dips, angles, and variations, to any depth, although it may enter the land adjoining, which land adjoining shall be sold subject to this condition.
Stran 357 - ... and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed...
Stran 356 - ... office shall publish a notice of the same in a newspaper published nearest to the location of said claim, and shall also post such notice in his office for the period of ninety days ; and after the expiration of said period, if no adverse claim shall have been filed, it shall be the duty of the...
Stran 21 - Gold Mine Found. — In the newly made raceway of the Saw Mill recently erected by Captain Sutter, on the American Fork, gold has been found in considerable quantities. One person brought thirty dollars' worth to New Helvetia, gathered there in a short time. California, no doubt, is rich in mineral wealth, great chances here for scientific capitalists. Gold has been found in almost every part of the country.
Stran 295 - She was lively and animated, had sparkling, love-inspiring eyes, beautiful teeth, pleasing and expressive features, a fine form, and a thousand other charms; yet her manners were perfectly simple and artless.
Stran 351 - That whenever any person or association of persons claim a vein or lode of quartz, or other rock in place, bearing gold, silver, cinnabar, or copper...

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