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Image for Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

By: James H. Garbani

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Arizona Territorial Trader: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000070

Condition: Fine


Includes a separate 32" x 20' reprint of Map and Index of Arizona Mining Districts (1961) by the Arizona Bureau of Mines. Written for collectors of Arizona mining history (especially stock certificates). This book "lists 12,6000 mines and mining companies with their corresponding mining/mineral district of closest geographical location. All companies listed conducted mining in the Territory and/or State of Arizona between 1854-1954. Other features are black and white reproduction of many older stocks and bonds." From the publisher. 320 pages. View more info

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Blasting Cap Tin Catalog

By: Andy Martin

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Old Adit Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000084

ISBN: 0962876208

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Some scratches on lower left corner of front cover, contents fine. Unique publication describing blasting cap tins, with more than 200 illustrations of blasting cap tins. Descriptions and brief histories of explosives companies worldwide that manufactured blasting caps included, as well as some contemporary advertisements. 88 pages. View more info

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Chat Dumps of the Missouri Lead Belt, St. Francois County: With an Illustrated History of the Lead Companies That Built Them

By: Robert E. McHenry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Adrian, Michigan, Robert E. McHenry: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000015

Condition: New


The title of this obscure book is a bit of a misnomer, as it is a wonderful history of the towns, people and companies in the (Old) Missouri Lead Belt. The author wrote the book as an outgrowth of photographing the mine waste dumps (chat dumps) which are very imposing features of the local landscape. The scope of the project grew to include the history of the mines, companies and towns of the region. Very well researched with lots of interesting facts and photos. A worthwhile read and addition to the library of any mining history buff. View more info

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Collecting Arizona:State of Mines, Legacy of Minerals

By: Terry C. Wallace (editor)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Lithographie: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000110

ISBN: 0983632316

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. Profusely illustrated collection of stories on the history of mining and mineral collecting in Arizona. Firsthand accounts and great stories make you feel like you were there. Complemented with beautiful photographs of minerals and mines (color and B&W), maps, and historical B&W photos make this a must have book for mineral collectors.366 pages. View more info

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Copper, Lead and Zinc Ore Resources of Asia and the Far East

By: United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bangkok, Thailand, United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000189

Condition: Near Fine


Mineral Resources Development Series No. 14. Printed wraps, some creasing on front cover. A study of the copper, lead and zinc resources of parts of Asia, including occurrences, mining, production and resource potential. 63 pages with maps, production figures and mining/smelting capabilities. View more info

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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mineola, New York, Dover Publications: 2004

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000008

ISBN: 0486495914

Condition: New


Translated from the first Latin Edition of 1546 by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy. This book is the first published book on mineralogy, mining, and mineral processing. It offers a glimpse of the knowledge of minerals and mining that was know from early history until the mid-16th Century. View more info

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Die Mineralien des Binntales

By: H. A. Stalder, P. Embrey, S. Graeser and W. Nowacki

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bern, Switzerland, Naturhistorisches Museum der Stadt Bern: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000128

Condition: Near Fine


In German. Pictorial cover. Front and rear cover have minor scuffing, contents fine. Excellent work on the minerals and history of mineral collecting in the Binn Valley, Valais, Switzerland. Most notable locality in the region is the Lengenbach Quarry, known for the large number of mineral species (especially sulfosalts) found in the dolomitic rocks. 16 tables and 55 figures, including many color and B&W photos. 143 pages. View more info

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Exploring, Mining, Leaching and Concentrating of Copper Ores as Related to the Development of Ajo, Arizona (to mid-Year 1942)

By: Forrest R. Rickard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ajo, Arizona, Forrest R. Rickard: 1996

Seller ID: 000089

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover. Minor scuffing to front cover, some creasing in lower left portion of rear cover. This book chronicles the development of the copper mines of Ajo, Arizona from the 1700's to 1942, and focuses on the exploits of General John Campbell Greenway, who is widely credited as the driving force behind modern copper mining in Ajo. Well researched, with many B&W photos, maps and line drawings of the mines, district and town. 348 pages. View more info

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Gold on the Murchison

By: P. R. Heydon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carlisle, Western Australia, Hesperian Press: 1986

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000079

ISBN: 0859050661

Condition: Near Fine


Slight scuffing on rear cover, else fine. A nice history of the discovery of gold in 1892 in Western Australia near the towns of Cue and Day Dawn, and its impact on the regional economy. Great story on the discoveries, mines and men who toiled to build the mines and communities in the region up to the present. 213 pages. View more info

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Maine Feldspar, Families & Feuds: Oxford County Mining History

By: Vandall T. King, editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Massachusetts, New England Historical Publications: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000007

ISBN: 061529183X

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. Well researched and engaging book on the mining of feldspar, mica, beryl and gemstones from the pegmatite mines and quarries in Oxford County, Maine. This book covers not only the minerals and mining of the region, but also the prominent families, history and intrigue of these mining ventures in the 19th and 29th centuries. Includes an exceptional bibliography for those wanting to do their own research. Well illustrated with many historic photographs, maps, diagrams and postcards View more info

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Mine Hill in Franklin and Sterling Hill in Odgensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey: Mining History, 1765 - 1900, in 7 volumes

By: Pete J. Dunn

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia, Pete J. Dunn: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000083

Condition: As New


Like new condition. cardboard wraps. Final Report: Part One, Volumes 1-7, covering the history of the mines in Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey, world famous for the production of rare and fluorescent minerals. Expertly researched, covering many topics in the history of the mines. 1102 pages. Heavy set of books, will require additional postage. View more info

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Miner's Candlestick Patents

By: Wendell E. Wilson

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Mineralogical Record, Inc.: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000069

Condition: Very Good


Top right corner cover and pages bumped, else fine. Rare. Unique book on 98 miner's candlestick designs and patent information from 1872 to 1917. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings of the candlesticks. 81 pages. View more info

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Mineralogia de Llallagua, Bolivia

By: Mark C. Bandy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: La Paz, Bolivia, Lit. e Imp. Unidas: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000127

Condition: Very Good


In Spanish. Printed paper cover, spine creased and has two small chips. Cover shows some aging and minor spotting. A few pages are dog-eared. Original paper by Bandy on the mines and minerals of Llallagua, Bolivia. Classic work. 69 pages. View more info

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Mining in South Australia: A Pictiorial History

By: J. F. Drexel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: South Australia, Australia, Department of Mines and Energy: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000062

ISBN: 0724360948

Condition: New


New, still in original shrink wrap. Excellent history of over 100 years of mining in South Australia. Covers all major and minor commodities, as well as major mining districts and history. Well illustrated with historic photos and has a nice section on opal mining. Printed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the South Australia Department of Mines and Energy. 303 pages. View more info

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Old Mining Towns of South Australia

By: C. E. Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000065

ISBN: 0851796885

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated cloth covers, regional maps on the end papers. As much an art book as a mining history book, paintings of scenes of the old mining towns are complemented by text describing the history of the towns, including information on the minerals, mines and railroads. 32 pages. View more info

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Pegmatite Investigations 1942-1945 Black Hills, South Dakota

By: Lincloln R. Page and Others

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000142

Condition: Good


USGS Professional Paper 247. Paper wraps. Minor creasing on front cover, Several tears on rear cover adjacent to map pocket. Contents very good. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryllium, lithium, tantalum, tin, feldspar and mica mines and prospects in the Black Hills. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 228 pages, including 37 figures (maps), 4 tables, and 45 plates (all of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). View more info

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Pegmatite Investigations 1942-45 New England

By: Eugene N. Cameron and Others

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000143

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 255. Paper wraps. Cover sunned along spine and edges. Minor creasing on front and rear cover. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryllium, lithium, tantalum, feldspar and mica mines and prospects in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 352 pages, including 139 figures (maps), and 48 plates (all of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). View more info

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Pegmatite Investigations in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah 1942-1944

By: John B. Hanley, E. Wm. Heinrich and Lincoln R.Page

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000141

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 227. paper wraps. Cover sunned, library accession number handwritten on upper front cover, rear cover creased along edges and opposing attached map pocket. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryllium, lithium, tantalum and mica mines and prospects in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 125 pages, including 34 figures (maps), 7 tables, and 17 plates (15 of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). View more info

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Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains in Indian Territory and Oklahoma

By: Joseph A. Taff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000138

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 31. With an Appendix on Reported Ore Deposits of the Wichita Mountains by H. Foster Bain. Rebound in cardstock cover by John Sinkankas. Has cutout of copied title page pasted to front of cover. Summary of the geology, geography, petrology, stratigraphy and mineral resources of the region. 97 pages, including 1 figure (outline map of the region) and 8 plates (2 color maps and numerous B&W photographs). This publication was acquired as part of a large purchase of ephemera that had been in the inventory of John Sinkankas (PeriLithon Books) after his passing. View more info

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The Anchor and the Pick: Rocks and Minerals by Boat in Southeast Alaska

By: Gary McWilliams

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bellingham, WA, Great Story Book Publishing: 2019

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000006

ISBN: 0996103287

Condition: New


"This book is about the finding of rocks and minerals by boat in Southeast Alaska. Equally, it is about the appreciation of them for their natural beauty and for the incredible stories they tell. It is part science, part history, part rock hounding and part story telling.The stories are mainly reminiscences of boat trips with geologists and with others in the search for spaecial rocks and minerals along the rugged shorelines of the Alaskan Coast." - from the Publisher. More than 150 mineral collecting localities are described. Well illustrated. View more info

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The Clays of Israel: Guidebook to the Excursions

By: Y. K. Bentor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jersusalem, Israel, Israel Program for Scientific Translantions Ltd.: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000131

Condition: Very Good


Covers show some scuffing, creasing and slight discoloration. Contents fine. A guidebook published for the International Clay Conference held in Jerusalem in 1966. A nice summary of the geology and clay deposits of Israel. 121 pages. View more info

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The Darwin Silver-Lead Mining District, California

By: Adolph Knopf

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000151

Condition: Good


Disbound, stapled in corner, no cover. Excerpt from USGS Bulletin 580, Contributions to Economic Geology, 1913 Part I. Summary of the geography, mining history, geology, mines and prospects and mineral production of this significant California district. 16 pages with one location map and two diagrams. View more info

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The Geology and Ore Deposits of the Bisbee Quadrangle, Arizona

By: Frederick Leslie Ransome

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000204

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 21. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Ex-library from M.I.T. and Eugene Foord, a mineralogist and pegmatite expert with the U.S.G.S. and author of many papers. Original flyleaf has "Withdrawn" stamp from MIT Libraries and an E. E. Foord stamp. Title page has two M.I.T. library stamps. This book was bound while it was in the library of Walter S. Lombardo. This is the classic work on the geology and mines of the Bisbee area, Warren Mining District in Arizona. Extensive descriptive geology a... View more info

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Tsumeb II

By: Georg Gebhard

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Grossenseifen, Germany, GG Publishing: 1999

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000107

Condition: Very Good


Silver lettering on green buckram. Small bump on bottom of front cover, else fine. Several tears in dust jacket, scuffed front and significantly scratched on back of jacket. English version of the classic German work on the history, mining and minerals of the Tsumeb Mining District in Namibia. The English version has different photos than the German version, so could be considered a second edition. Many superb color plates, historic B&W photographs, photographs of mineral labels, and crystal line drawings of minerals found in the district. Includes section in the rear of book on pseudomorphs,... View more info

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Tungsten Deposits of Northwestern Inyo County, California

By: Adolph Knopf

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000152

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in card stock wraps, stapled, with tape-reinforced spine. Excerpt from USGS Bulletin 640, Contributions to Economic Geology, 1916, Part I. Early study of the tungsten deposits in the Tungsten Hills near Bishop, California. Covers early history, geology, relationship to granitic rock, alteration, ore deposits and mines and prospects. 21 pages with map and several drawings. View more info