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Guide to the Treasure Vault Mining Company Records 1906-1947

Sponsor: 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.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Treasure Vault Mining Company
Dates: 1906-1947
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract:Minutes of meetings, financial statements, general correspondence, annual statements and reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, vouchers, check registers, and tax returns of a small silver-lead-zinc mine in the Placer Center Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
Identification: MG290
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Treasure Vault Mining Company Mining Company are divided into four series.The first series, Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, includes minute books, lists of stockholders, reports of tellers for elections of directors and officers, proxy statements, and other records relating to the meetings.General Correspondence and Related Records, the second series, is an alphabetically arranged series of folders which contains correspondence, annual reports to state agencies financial statements leases, and tax returns.The third series is Capital Stock Records. Included are stock ledgers, a stock journal, assessment records, a 1947 list of stockholders, and a 1933 stock auditThe fourth series, Financial Records, contains financial ledgers, check and voucher registers, check stubs, and a bank deposit book.Removal of cancelled stock certificates, vouchers and duplicate materials reduced the size of this collection by 0.5 cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the Treasure Vault Mining Company span the years 1906 to 1947. Included are minutes and other records of meetings, financial statements, general correspondence, annual statements and reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, vouchers, check registers, and tax returns.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Treasure Vault Mining Company was organized on October 17, 1906, by George Champagne, Charles M. Johnson, Hugh Ross, Eugene R. Day, and George Miner. In 1914 the first assessment of 2 cents per share was levied in order to pay for development work. Directors of the company changed periodically; by 1925 they were Jos. A. Brown, W.B. Heitfeld, W.A. Devan, P.J. Maggy, and George Miner. The property was located on Nine Mile Canyon in the Placer Center Mining District of Shoshone County, Idaho.

Records for the stockholders meeting in 1933 showed Henry L. Day owning 1,000 shares of Treasure Vault stock. In that year he was elected to the board of directors along with George Miner, R.W. Anno, S.F. Heitfeld and W.B. Heitfeld.

A report written for the company in 1939 showed that prospecting and development work consisted of three tunnels and one shaft. The upper tunnel, a short one, was caved, as was the middle tunnel, about 300 feet in length. The lower tunnel was open and about 200 feet in length. All tunnels were drifts on the Treasure Vault Vein. The workings of the lower tunnel indicated that the vein at this point, although generally quite strong, was in places broken up and split into several parts. It was unlikely sufficient quantities of ore would be found to make continued mining profitable.

In 1945 three more mining claims, Big, Little, and Keith, were located and an assessment of 1 mill per share was levied to cover the cost of surveying and locating these claims.

On June 18, 1947, the directors met to consider and approve the plan to consolidate the Treasure Vault, Hercules, Tamarack & Custer, Dayrock, Sherman Lead, Monitor, Happy Day, Duluth, King, Stanley, Western Union and Crystal Lead companies to form Day Mines, Inc. At this time the property consisted of four patented and three unpatented claims, with approximately 740 feet of development work done.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Mines and Mineral Resources

Treasure Vault Mining Company

Lead mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
Mining corporations -- Records -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District
Silver mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
Zinc mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Treasure Vault 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 Information

Initial processing of this manuscript group was done by Judith Nielsen in December 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders 1906-1947
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1/11/1Minute book 1906-1947
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1/21/2Records relating to meetings 1906-1947
Series II. General Correspondence and Related Records 1906-1947
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1/31/3Annual reports to the State of Idaho 1922-1947
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1/41/4Annual statement of domestic corporations 1921-1947
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1/51/5B-L 1906-1947
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1/61/6Bylaws 1906
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1/71/7Financial statements 1932-1947
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1/81/8Leases 1940-1942
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1/91/9M-Z 1914-1947
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1/101/10Mining claims: Big, Little, and Keith 1945
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1/111/11Ore settlements: Burns & Small 1941
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1/121/12Taxes 1918-1928
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1/131/13U.S. Bureau of Mines, reports to 1928-1946
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1/141/14War Production Board. Metallic Premium Payments 1942-1943
Series III. Capital Stock Records 1906-1945
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1/151/15Stock ledger 1906-1914
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1/161/16Stock ledger 1906-1945
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1/171/17Stock journal 1906-1945
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1/181/18Assessments records #1, #3 1927, 1945
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1/191/19Stockholders list 1947
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1/201/20Stock audit 1933
Series IV. Financial Records 1914-1946
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1/211/21Financial ledger 1914-1915
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1/221/22Financial ledger 1933-1946
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os/23os/23Check register 1914-1915
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os/24os/24Check and voucher register 1933-1946
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os/25os/25Check stubs and bank deposit book 1914-1915
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os/26os/26Current expenses, vouchers and other financial papers 1914-1932

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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