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Gold Mine and Mining Camp

Description: I copy negative of a photograph of a gold mine and a mining camp. There is a cabin on the left and mountains in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oral History Interview with James Macia, July 21, 2000

Description: Interview with James "Herb" Macia of San Antonio, Texas, who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces during World War Two. In the interview, Mr. Macia recalls memories about growing up as well as his days as a mining engineer, the Doolittle Raid, North Africa, Normandy, and D-Day.
Date: July 21, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Macia, James
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with James Macia, July 21, 2000

Description: Interview with James "Herb" Macia of San Antonio, Texas, who is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces during World War Two. In the interview, Mr. Thomas recalls memories about growing up as well as his days as a mining engineer, the Doolittle Raid, North Africa, Normandy, and D-Day.
Date: July 21, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Macia, James
Item Type: Text
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 549.
Date: 1965
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Prospectors Looking for Cinnabar

Description: Photograph of eight miners in a cave looking for cinnabar. Cinnabar is a mineral that contains mercury. Printed on the photo, "An ore body on main vein - 57 foot level- Waldron Mines." The Waldron Mines were near Terlingua, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History class in 1978.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mining Equipment used in Terlingua

Description: Photograph of ten men standing next to some mining equipment in Terlingua, Texas. The men all wear hats. This photo was included in a research paper by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History class in 1978.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Texas Islitas Quadrangle: Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Islitas, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, water bodies, boundaries, railroads, roads and highways, ranches, abandoned coal mines, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Bruner, C. A.; Moore, J. C.; Drouet, A.; McKibben, T. H.; Worthington, J. P.; Kenda, P. et al.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hazel Mine

Description: Geologic map of the Hazel Mine in Culberson County, Texas, showing drifts, veins, wall rocks, and shafts of both vertical and horizontal sections. The horizontal sections, displayed as eleven segments, correspond to the numbers on the vertical representation of the mine.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Transcript of Three Letters Concerning a Mine, 1829]

Description: Copy of transcript for three letters written in 1829. The first is from Samuel M. Williams to Joseph White, concerning his attempts to acquire the rights to a silver and lead mine. The second is a receipt from Joseph White, and the third informs Williams of the things he must do to affirm his ownership of the mine.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Three Letters Concerning a Mine, 1829]

Description: Copy of transcript for three letters written in 1829. The first is from Samuel M. Williams to Joseph White, concerning his attempts to acquire the rights to a silver and lead mine. The second is a receipt from Joseph White, and the third, from Pedro Vidaurri, informs Williams of the things he must do to affirm his ownership of the mine.
Date: [1829-05-05, 1829-07-03]
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of Letters , 1829]

Description: Copy of transcript for several letters written in 1829. In the first letter, John Austin and James Austin asking for the rights to the silver and lead mines. The second is a receipt from Joseph White, and the third informs the Austins that whichever of the men who has claimed the mine, and who successfully creates a well and mines lead or silver, may keep it.
Date: [1829-05-05, 1829-07-02]
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Photograph of Miner in Snow]

Description: Copy negative of a miner in the La Plata Mountains in southwest Colorado. He stands looking at the camera in a snowy forest with a pick axe.
Date: 192u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Earth-Boring Machines.

Description: Patent for improvements in earth-boring machines with new design and connections, including illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Yarborough, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Miner's Lamp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved miner's lamp. This design "may be attached to any wooden structure in the mine, to any crevice in the rock, or to the earthen wall of the mine, and when set upon any ledge or flat surface prevented from tipping over, and when attached to the hat or other garment of the miner kept from swinging or turning out of proper position; also, [it] provid[es] the lamp with a rod for adjusting the wick of the lamp for regulating the flame of the lamp" (lines 10-19).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Lee, Charles A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining Sulfur.

Description: Patent for extracting sulfur that is being mined from the stratum that has the minerals. A fluid medium, such as air or a heated liquid, is forced into the stratum which assists with the elevation of the liquid mineral. As the minerals come up the heated tubes, the liquefied minerals are sent into vats.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department