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A Manual of American Engineers & Surveyors Instruments

By: W. & L.E. Gurley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mendham, New Jersey, Astragal Press: 1983

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000099

ISBN: 1879335344

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint of the 24th Edition, published in 1874. a manual and catalog of surveying and scientific instruments and supplies manufactured by the Gurley company. This company was in existence for 115 years before it was purchased by Telledyne and became known as Teledyne Gurley. Many drawings of scientific instruments.217 pages plus errata and index. View more info

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A Survey of North American Indian Rock Art

By: Klaus F. Wellman

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Graz, Austria, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000075

ISBN: 3201010960

Condition: Fine


Oversized, Dust jacket has library sticker on spine else fine. Cover and contents fine. Rare monograph on the petroglyphs and pictographs of North American Native Americans. Originally printed in German under the title "Die Amerikanischen Felsbilder." 750 photographs (including 39 in color), 200 line drawings and 11 maps. Extensive bibliography. 462 pages, including index. View more info

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An Appreciation of Two Great Workers in Hydraulics

By: Walter G. Kent

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, England, Blades Easy & Blades: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000145

Condition: Very Good


Privately published. Pictorial cloth cover. Decorative linen pages sewn to binding. Rear cover shows minor scuffing, very minor dampstaining on several pages. Paper tipped in to front flyleaf states, "With the Author's Compliments." A concise summary of the achievements of two notable hydraulic engineers (Venturi and Herschel) and importance of their contributions to the field. An very interesting read. 34 pages, including B&W photographs and drawings. Ex-libris, John Sinkankas with his bookplate on inside front cover. This publication was acquired as part of a large purchase of ephemera tha... View more info

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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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Asterism: Gems With a Star

By: Martin P. Steinbach

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Idar-Oberstein, Germany, MPS Publishing and Media: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000223

ISBN: 300050494X

Condition: New


New book, in original shrink wrap. A magnificent tome on all things asterated in the gem world. This book is by far the most authoritative work on the phenomena of star and catseye gemstones. Informative, well written and enjoyable to read, the author shares his lifelong passion with star gems. With over 1,000 full-color photographs and an extensive bibliography, this book belongs on the shelf of every gemologist, gem dealer and collector of fine gemstones. View more info

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Banske Lampy: Historia a vyvoj v podmienkach banictva na uzemi Slovenska

By: Rudolf Magula and Tibor Turcan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kosice, Slovakia, Argentura Vizual: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000113

ISBN: 8088674190

Condition: Near Fine


Written in Czech and German. Published in German as "Grubenlampen: Geschichte und Entwicklung unter den Bedingungen des Bergbaus auf dem Gebeit der Slowaskei." Front cover lightly scuffed, rear cover shows some scuffing and scratches. Interior in fine condition. An interesting history and compilation of mine lighting devices from Central Europe. Includes candlesticks, carbide lamps and electric lamps. Great historical drawings and B&W and color photos of the lamps. 123 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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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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Death Valley '49er Trails: Pieces of the Puzzle Come Together

By: B. G. Oleson

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Santa Ana, California, Photophyscis: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000082

ISBN: 0974749400

Condition: New


An interesting account of the early passages through Death Valley and the attempt to locate those wagon trails using historical records, GPS and other means. Many historical details, application of modern technologies and recollections to identify the routes taken. Detailed maps and a good bibliography. Author is an aerospace engineer. 184 pages. View more info

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Diamond Cutting: A Complete Guide to Diamond Processing (A New Look in Brilliant Diamond Cuts)

By: Basil Watermeyer

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Parkhurst, Johannesburg, RSA, Basil Watermeyer: 1991

Edition: 4th Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000074

ISBN: 0620132485

Condition: Near Fine


Spine scuffed on lower edge, else fine. 3mm tear in jacket, minor scuffing on rear, else near fine. A classic book on cutting diamonds by an expert diamond cutter. Covers all topics on diamond cutting, from selection and evaluation to cutting techniques, A large portion of the book is devoted to cutting practices and detailed diamond cutting designs. An essential book for diamond cutters and dealers. 80 color and B&W photographs, and 400 line drawings of diamond cuts. 406 pages. Scarce. 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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Faceting History: Cutting Diamonds and Colored Stones

By: Glenn Klein

Price: $35.00

Publisher: United States of America, Xlibris Corporation: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000150

ISBN: 1599260832

Condition: New


New.An excellent reference on the history of gem cutting, from ancient to modern times. "A written history about the equipment and work methods that were used through the centuries for cutting and polishing diamonds and colored stones has long been needed. Here is a book that is very interesting and informative. It is an easy to read book that belongs in every faceter's personal library. It also belongs in every jewelry store. It is an excellent book for those who would like to be informed about how gemstones are faceted. Anyone who is interested in purchasing or wearing gemstones will find th... View more info

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Faceting History: Cutting Diamonds and Colored Stones (HC)

By: Glenn Klein

Price: $35.00

Publisher: United States of America, Xlibris Corporation: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000220

ISBN: 1599260832

Condition: New


New. An excellent reference on the history of gem cutting, from ancient to modern times. "A written history about the equipment and work methods that were used through the centuries for cutting and polishing diamonds and colored stones has long been needed. Here is a book that is very interesting and informative. It is an easy to read book that belongs in every faceter's personal library. It also belongs in every jewelry store. It is an excellent book for those who would like to be informed about how gemstones are faceted. Anyone who is interested in purchasing or wearing gemstones will find t... View more info

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Faceting History: Cutting Diamonds and Colored Stones (SC)

By: Glenn Klein

Price: $20.00

Publisher: United States of America, Xlibris Corporation: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000221

ISBN: 1599260832

Condition: New


New.An excellent reference on the history of gem cutting, from ancient to modern times. "A written history about the equipment and work methods that were used through the centuries for cutting and polishing diamonds and colored stones has long been needed. Here is a book that is very interesting and informative. It is an easy to read book that belongs in every faceter's personal library. It also belongs in every jewelry store. It is an excellent book for those who would like to be informed about how gemstones are faceted. Anyone who is interested in purchasing or wearing gemstones will find th... View more info

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From Weston to Creston: A Compendium of U.S. Witnessed Meteorite Falls 1807 to 2016

By: Frank Cressy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: California, Frank Cressy: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000004

ISBN: 1532316933

Condition: New


This book contains accounts of 169 witnessed meteorite falls that occurred in the United States from the first documented fall at Weston, Connecticut in 1807 to the Creston, California fall in 2015. Well researched and illustrated, with an extensive bibliography. View more info

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Gemstones and Collection Minerals at the Exposition of the "Gems" Museum

By: Vladislav I. Chuprov, Anvar A. Yusipov and Viktor P. Orlov

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000014

Condition: New


Beautifully illustrated publication of gem materials found in the Russia, with the goal of promoting Russian gemstones. Photos from an exhibition on Russian gem and lapidary materials held in Moscow at the "Gems" Museum. In Russian and English. View more info

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Gemstones of Afghanistan

By: Gary W. Bowersox and Bonita E. Chamberlin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000227

ISBN: 0945005199

Condition: Fine


The most comprehensive book on the history, geology, gemology and mining of gemstones in Afghanistan to date. Based on intimate knowledge of the country over many years of travel to its mines, the authors are well-versed in all that encompasses gemstones in this mineral-rich country. A very important resource for all who are interested in gemstones and minerals, including the economic development of this region. View more info

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Geology of the National Capital Region: Field Trip Guidebook

By: Scott Southworth and William Burton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reston, VA, U. S. Geological Survey: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000044

ISBN: 0607966025

Condition: Fine


USGS Circular 1264. Field trip guidebook for a joint meeting of the Northeast and Southeast Sections of the Geological Society of America. Nine geologic descriptions and field trips in the Washington D.C. region. View more info

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Geology of the Tonopah Mining District, Nevada

By: Josiah Edward Spurr

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000210

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 42. Professionally rebound in red buckram. New flyleafs and endpapers. Cover page is a dark, xerigraphic copy of the original page. Title page has remnants of tape. Pages yellowed but in good condition. Comprehensive treatise on the geology, mineralogy and mines and prospects of the Tonopah District. Significant discussion of ore mineralogy, ore structure and alteration. 295 pages, including 24 plates and 78 figures. 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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Gold Rush: The Journals, Drawings and Other Papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff

By: Georgia Willis Read and Ruth Gaines (editors)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Columbia University Press: 1949

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000090

Condition: Very Good


Embossed cloth cover. Two small tears in cloth of upper spine, slightly bumped corners, some yellowing of pages. Contents near fine. A detailed account of J. Goldsborough Bruff's journey to California and experiences during the California Gold Rush, from April 2, 1849 to July 20, 1851. Profusely illustrated with B&W and some color drawings from his journals. Published to mark the centennial of the California Gold Rush. An excellent read. 791 pages. View more info

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Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

By: Frank Chambers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Francis Paul Geoscience Literature: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000066

Condition: Very Good


Sunning on small portions of edges on front cover and along spine, else fine condition. A tribute to the men of the early United States Geological and Geographical Survey, who, under the leadership of Ferdinand V. Hayden, explored the little known interior west of the United States in the 1870's. Utilizing the photographic plates of the Survey's photographer, William Henry Jackson, the author is able to give the reader a feel of what it was like to explore uncharted territories of what are now Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Scarce. Acquired from the library of Jay Lininger, publisher of... View more info

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How I Found and How I Lost the Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Grand Caverns: Being the True Story as Set Forth by the Discoverer

By: George W. Snider

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Los Angeles CA, George W. Snider: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000147

Condition: Very Good


Printed wraps (Art Nouveau style) with clear library tape to reinforce spine (although spine appears to be in good shape).Minor soiling on covers, a minor chip on upper right corner of front cover.. Edges of pages somewhat soiled, interior fine. Former owner's name, ( Dr.) F. (Frank) W. Cragin handwritten in pen on cover and an inscription to Cragin from E. B. Beeson (gift) on title page. Dr. Cragin was the head of the Geology Department at Colorado College from 1914 until his death in 1937. He amassed a large collection of publications and manuscripts on the history of the Colorado Springs ... View more info

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Humboldt's Travels in Siberia (1837-1842): The Gemstones by Gustav Rose

By: Sinkankas (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Phoenix, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000001

Condition: New


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