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dc.date1886?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:53:48Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:23:30Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:53:48Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:23:30Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM165
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/7732
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-13.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-165.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-166, NMHFM-167, NMHFM-168, NMHFM-169, NMHFM-213.
dc.descriptionUnmounted.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Joe Kern.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph showing the Pacific Borax Company mercantile store and other buildings in Columbus, Nevada. Francis M. Smith and his brother Julian established the first successful borax mining operation in Nevada at Teel's Marsh in about 1872 and are credited with starting Nevada's borax rush. The Pacific Borax Company was one of the companies with borax interests in Nevada and California at the time. William T. Coleman, a California businessman, acquired an interest in the Company, which was in financial trouble by the late 1870s. Smith purchased the Pacific Borax Company in 1880 and built a refinery at Fish Lake, Nevada, becoming one of the foremost players in Nevada marsh borax production. When Coleman was forced to liquidate his assets, Smith acquired Colman's borax refinery in West Alameda, California as well as his interests in the Meridian Borax and Harmony Borax companies. Smith consolidated the companies to create the Pacific Coast Borax Company in 1890.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectPacific Coast Borax Company
dc.subjectAnimals, draft
dc.subjectBorate mines and mining
dc.subjectMining towns
dc.subjectPeople
dc.subjectStores, retail
dc.subjectVehicles
dc.titlePacific Borax Company store
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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