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Guide to the Bodie Consolidated Mining Company Collection, 1901-1993(bulk 1988-1993)
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Description
The Bodie Consolidated Mining Company Collection contains records collected and created by the Bodie Consolidated Mining Company (BCMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Galactic Resources Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada, which performed mining exploration activities near the Bodie State Historic Park between 1988 and 1993. The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) acquired these records in 1997 along with property and geologic ore samples. Records include internal memos, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, administrative and financial records, legal and property title documents, historical reference materials and records, drilling summaries and logs, geologic and metallurgic reports, environmental baseline studies, draft environmental impact reports, cultural resource documentation, aerial photographs, and miscellaneous mining-related reference materials. BCMC's exploratory activities near Bodie State Historic Park were the source of much controversy. BCMC ceased operations in the Bodie area in early 1993, after its parent company went bankrupt.
Background
The Bodie Consolidated Mining Company (BCMC) was created in 1988 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Galactic Resources Ltd. (GRL) of Vancouver, Canada, to perform mining exploration activities near the Bodie State Historic Park in Mono County, California. Much of BCMC's management was conducted through Galactic Services Inc. (GSI) of Reno, Nevada (also a subsidiary of Galactic Resources) while day-to-day operations were managed at the project site in Bodie.Pre-1850: The Bodie area is inhabited by Mono Paiute Indians.
Extent
28.2 cubic feet 30 Boxes
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Individual employee records, individual social security tax records, and applications for employment and resumes containing personal information amounting to approximately .3 cubic feet are permanently restricted.