Please keep these points in mind when researching your mining stock and historic mine:
Stocks were often issued for mines/mining companies for which very little information may be obtained because little or no activity actually occurred.
Information on a Nevada mine/mining company may be based on:
The library staff is not able to determine if there is any value to a stock today.
We regret that we do not have staff to search the references outlined below for you, but we will assist you in the library and suggest the tools you will want to use to verify existence of a mine/mining company and/or refer you to sources which, for a fee, may research for any value.
There is no one place to locate this information; it differs by state and country; this research takes time and patience.
To help you in your search, the staff will need to know the mine name, state and county of activity and approximate dates of activity.
The Goldsheet Mining Directory includes a helpful web page of suggestions for tools to use to research obsolete stock certificates.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) - Quick Search for a specific mine, district or mineral.
Nevada Division of Minerals: search for Mining Stock Certificates and/or Claims
Bureau of Land Management, Land & Mineral Records
The Nevada Mineral Industry Reference & stacks TN 24 .N3 S644 1979- 2007 & Online 1979 - present (2014)
STATES OTHER THAN NEVADA
CANADIAN and FOREIGN STOCKS
For a list of companies which, for a fee, will research for current value of historic stocks, US and Canada: http://www.goldsheetlinks.com/