Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Transmitting Report Upon the Mineral Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1867 - 321 páginas

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Página 13 - There is no part of the earth here to be taken up wherein there is not a reasonable quantity of gold or silver.
Página 221 - ... 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.
Página 15 - 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.
Página 221 - 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...
Página 222 - ... 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.
Página 231 - 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...
Página 265 - Nevada and California Processes of Silver and Gold Extraction, for general use,* and especially for the mining public of California and Nevada, with full explanations .and directions for all metallurgical operations connected with silver and gold, from a preliminary examination of the ore to the final casting of the ingot; also a description of the general metallurgy of silver ores.
Página 222 - That as a further condition of sale, in the absence of necessary legislation by Congress, the local Legislature of any State or Territory may provide rules for working mines involving easements, drainage, and other necessary means to their complete development ; and those conditions shall be fully expressed in the patent.
Página 221 - 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...
Página 138 - An act to secure homestead to actual settlers on the public domain," and acts amendatory thereof. SEC. 11. And be it further enacted, That upon the survey of the lands aforesaid, the Secretary of the Interior may designate and set apart such portions of the said lands as are clearly agricultural lands, which lands shall thereafter be subject to pre-emption and sale as other public lands of the United States, and subject to all the laws and regulations applicable to the same. APPROVED July 26th, 1866....

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