Albert Burch papers
Albert Burch (1867-1943) was a mining engineer during the early 1900s in California. The collection (1897-1942) contains papers related to mine work and photographs, including those of workers of the Mountain Copper company.
- Burch, Albert (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Albert Burch (1867-1943) was a mining engineer during the early 1900s in California. During December 1924, Burch was the consulting engineer of the Mountain Copper Co., the company that mined Iron Mountain in Northern California. He died October 11, 1943.
The Iron Mountain Mine has been designated a toxic waste site and is listed as a federal Superfund site. According to EPA.gov, "from the 1860s through 1963, the 4,400-acre Iron Mountain Mine (IMM) was mined for iron, silver, gold, copper, zinc, and pyrite. Though mining operations were discontinued in 1963, underground mine workings, waste rock dumps, piles of mine tailings, and an open mine pit still remain at the site. Historic mining activity at IMM has fractured the mountain, exposing minerals in the mountain to surface water, rain water, and oxygen."
1 linear feet (3 containers) : 2 folders, 1 photograph box
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- Burch, Albert
- Copper miners -- California -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Copper miners -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Copper mines and mining -- California -- Iron Mountain Mine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Iron Mountain Mine (Calif.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Mines and Mineral Resources Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mining camps -- California Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mining engineers -- California Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mining engineers -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mining engineers -- West (U.S.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mountain Copper Company
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Silver gelatin prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Guide to the Albert Burch Papers
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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