Series GR-0225 - Omineca Gold Commissioner records

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Omineca Gold Commissioner records

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  • 1869-1929 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Gold Commissioner (Omineca, B.C.)

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21.5 cm of textual records

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The colonial office of gold commissioner was created by proclamation on 7 Sep 1859. After Confederation in 1871 the title "gold commissioner" became restricted to those officials performing the administrative and judicial duties laid out in mining legislation. The first Gold Commissioner for Omineca District was appointed in approximately 1870.

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The series consists of records created by the Omineca Gold Commissioner between 1869 and 1929. It includes correspondence inward, mining leases, register of free miners' certificates and manual of record and accounts.

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Accession number(s): GR-0225

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