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Guide to the Fern Mining Company Records ; Fern Mining Company Records

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Guide to the Fern Mining Company Records 1946-1968

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: Fern Mining Co.
Dates: 1946-1968
Quantity: 1 volume
Abstract:Minute book of a silver-lead mining company in the Placer Center Mining District of Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
Identification: MG320
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Scope and Content

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/Biographical History

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.


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

Fern Mining Company

Silver mines and mining -- Idaho

Administrative Information

Source

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 Information

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


Related Material

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

box-folderbox-folder
os/1os/1Minutes of the directors and stockholders 1946-1968

Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by ArchProteus2003
Language: Finding aid is in English

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