New York: 1885. Contemporary typed copy of Report on the Santa Eulalia mines in Chihuahua, Mexico. Legal-size paper, 36pp, with contemporary handwritten margin notes concerning the mines. Bound at the top with metal clasps. With a chipped wrapper, on which 'Report of the Santa Eulalia Mining Company' is typed. Rubberstamp of 'Edith V. Day, Copyist, 2 Wall St. Room 64.' Very Good.
"James D. Hague (1836-1909) was a mining engineer who graduated from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard in 1855 and did graduate work in Gottingen and Freiberg, Germany. In 1859 he explored the coral islands of the South Seas in search of phosphate deposits. He was associated with Edwin J. Hulbert in the discovery and early development of the Calumet and Hecla copper mines in Michigan, and in 1867 he was made first assistant to Clarence King on the United States Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel. He later became a consulting mining engineer in San Francisco and developed many mining enterprises..." [Huntington Library, James D. Hague Papers].
This typed Report describes in great detail "the extent and nature of the ore-bearing deposits," "the character and quality of the ores and of the present resources of the property," and "the probability or possibility of developing out of the Company's available resources a profitable mining business." The products of the mines are primarily quartz and silver. Hague urges a cautious approach to extractions, because costs may substantially diminish the value to be realized from the ores. Item #31379