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James Olsen Collection

Identifier: MS-329


James Olsen Sr. and James Olsen Jr. worked as Engineers for the Utah Construction and Mining Company. The mines they worked in were primarily in the Western United States. James Olsen Jr. donated this collection to WSU in May 2009. The collection is arranged by subject headings alphabetically with a miscellaneous section placed at the end of the collection.


  • Creation: 1959 - 1983


2 Boxes

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Box 1


Fd 1 From Mrs. Joseph McDermott

Fd 2 To J.H. Olsen from J.F. Crouch

Fd 3 To Sarah Langsdon from James H. Olsen Jr.

Fd 4 To Y.F. Jones from D.W. Robertson


Allen-Warner Valley

Fd 5 Allen-Warner Valley Energy System Presentation

Alton Coal Project

Fd 6 Alton Coal Project –Mine Plan and Financial Analysis

Cedar City Operations

Fd 7 Cedar City Operations –Location Map

Fd 8 Cedar City Operations –Mining Sequence Ten Year Forecast, 1975

Fd 9 Cedar City Operations –Monthly Alluvium Report

Gas Hill District

Fd 10 Gas Hill District, Wyoming –Contributions to Geology

Gonyella, Australia

Fd 11 Goonyella, Australia –Long Term Planning Document

Iron Mountain

Fd 12 Iron Mountain –Alluvium Ore Value Calculation

Fd 13 Iron Mountain –Bucket Drilling

Fd 14 Iron Mountain –Geologic Sections

Iron Springs

Fd 15 Iron Springs

Fd 16 Iron Springs –Alluvium Mining and Field Processing Report


Fd 17 Iron Springs –Concentration of Low-grade Iron Ore with a Mobile Magnetic Plant

Fd 18 Iron Springs –Crushing and Stockpiling Facilities

Fd 19 Iron Springs –Crushing, Sizing and Blending Installation

Fd 20 Iron Springs –Development of Production Rates

Fd 21 Iron Springs –Direct Mining Costs

Fd 22 Iron Springs –Direct Plant Costs

Fd 23 Iron Springs –Indirect Costs

Fd 24 Iron Springs –McCahill-Thompson Alluvium Dry Land Dredge

Fd 25 Iron Springs –Mining Area

Fd 26 Iron Springs –Value of One Ton of Ore Mined

Fd 27 Iron Springs –“Welcome to Utah Construction and Mining Co. Iron Springs Operation”

Kaiparowits Project

Fd 28 Kaiparowits Project –Iron County Record Newspaper Letter to the Editor

Fd 29 Kaiparowits Project –Iron County Record Newspaper Letter to the Editor news clipping

Lucky Mc Mine

Fd 30 Lucky Mc Mine

Public Service Coal Co.

Fd 31 Public Service Coal Co. –Contract Mining Proposal

Box 2


Navajo Mine

Fd 1 Navajo Mine 1960-1983 –CD of Photos CD also contains: Correspondence to Sarah Langsdon, Associate Curator of Special Collections (Printed copy available in Correspondence), 2 deed of gifts, and an inventory by James H. Olsen Jr.

Fd 2 Navajo Mine News Paper –Navajo Nation Fair 1975 Edition

Pinto-Iron Springs Mining District

Fd 3 Pinto-Iron Springs Mining District Property Map


San Juan

Fd 4 San Juan Coal Sales Pricing –Revised Analyses June 10, 1975

Fd 5 “Cedar City’s Mobile Concentrator” –Utah Report –Nov/Dec 1964

Fd 6 Dames & More Engineering Bulletin #41

Fd 7 First Aid for the Mineral and Allied Industries


Fd 8 HP-45 Surveying Routines

Fd 9 “How Utah Construction Recovers Iron Ore from Alluvial Deposits” –World Mining

Fd 10 “Iron Mining: A Southern Utah Industry”

Fd 11 “Iron Ore Mining in Utah” –January 15, 1959

Fd 12 The Mine Development Process

Fd 13 Mining Congress Journal: Concentrating Iron Ore –Oct 1965

Fd 14 Mining Engineering Magazine –SME Membership Directory July 1983

Fd 15 “Mobile Magnetic Iron Ore Concentrator”

Fd 16 Power Handbook: Basic Power Facts Made Easy

Fd 17 Tunnels & Tunnelling (sic)

Fd 18 Universal Producers Fact Book

Fd 19 Utah Directory –Nov 1975

Fd 20 Utah International 1976 Report

Fd 21 Utah Report –May/June 1975


Fd 22 Alluvium Plant Data

Fd 23 Bumper Sticker “Utah Mining for America”

Fd 24 Department of the Interior, Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration Certificate of Completion –First Aid

Fd 25 Engineering Data

Fd 26 Method Used to Estimate Ore Reserves

Fd 27 Minerals and their Characteristics

Fd 28 Page’s Pages –Math and Engineering Data

Fd 29 Radio “10-Codes”

Fd 30 Traverse Procedure

Fd 31 Utah International Inc. Vacation or Leave Application

Fd 32 Wind Chill Factor

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408