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A Catalogue of American Minerals with their Localities

By: Samuel Robinson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium: 1989

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Seller ID: 000086

Condition: Near Fine


Unabridged facsimile reprint of original 1825 edition. Some creasing along spine, and small price sticker blemish on upper right of front cover. Covers mineral localities, "including all which are known to exist in the United States and British Provinces, and having the towns, counties, and districts in each state and province arranged alphabetically. With an Appendix, containing additional localities and a tabular view." 316 pages. View more info

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American Mineral Treasures

By: Gloria A. Staebler and Wendell E. Wilson (Editors)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: East Hampton, CT, Lithographie, LLC: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000111

ISBN: 097909982X

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover. An homage to 44 premier mineral localities in the United States, including Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ; Mt. Antero, CO; Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO; Elmwood, TN; Hot Springs, AR; Butte, MT; Morenci Mine, AZ and the Bunker Hill Mine, ID. Profusely illustrated with high resolution color photographs make this volume a great reference work, as welll as a desirable "coffee table" book. 354 pages. Heavy book, will require additional postage. 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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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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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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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mineola, New York, Dover Publications: 2004

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

By: Gustav Rose, John Sinkankas (translator), George Sinkankas (editor)

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000001

Condition: New


New, embossed cloth cover. Russian gemstones in the early part of the nineteenth century-- extracts and commentaries on Gustav Rose's Reise nach dem Ural, 1837-1842,. 80 pages. View more info

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Libro del Cobre

By: Braden Copper Company

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santiago, Chile, Braden Copper Company: 1960

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000096

Condition: Good


In Spanish. Library-bound in red buckram. Library markings crossed out on spine, inside back cover and along the page edges. Account of the geology, mineralogy and mining at the El Cobre copper mine in Chile. Braden Copper Company was a subsidiary of Kennecott Copper Corporation. 81 pages, including many tables of statistics and information. 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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Masterpieces of the Mineral World: Treasures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

By: Wendell E. Wilson, Joel A. Bartsch and Mark Mauthner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Houston, TX, Houston Museum of Natural Science: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000109

Condition: Fine


Copper lettering on gray cloth cover. Embossed end papers. Beautiful "coffee table" book, featuring exceptional mineral specimens from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. 150 remarkable mineral photographs by Jeffrey Scovil. 264 pages. Heavy book, will require additional postage. 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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Mineralogical Record - Arizona Special Issues 1-5

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, The Mineralogical Record: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000184

Condition: Very Good


Five Arizona special issues of the Mineralogical Record (Individual issues).. Arizona I Volume 11, #3 (May-June, 1980), Arizona II Volume 11 #4 (July-August, 1980), Arizona III Bisbee! (Volume 12 #5 (September-October, 1981), Arizona IV Volume 14 #2 (March-April, 1982), Arizona V Volume 14 #5 (September-October, 1983). View more info

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Mineralogical Record - Arizona Special Issues 1-5 (Bound)

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, The Mineralogical Record: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000045

Condition: Fine


Five Arizona special issues of the Mineralogical Record rebound in black buckram with gold lettering on spine. Arizona I Volume 11, #3 (May-June, 1980), Arizona II Volume 11 #4 (July-August, 1980), Arizona III Bisbee! (Volume 12 #5 (September-October, 1981), Arizona IV Volume 14 #2 (March-April, 1982), Arizona V Volume 14 #5 (September-October, 1983). View more info

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Mineralogy of New York

By: Lewis Beck

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium: 1987

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Seller ID: 000085

Condition: Near Fine


Facsimile reprint of original 1842 edition. Bookplate from the "Geoscience Library of Jay Lininger, Dillsburg (PA) on inside front cover. Some binding wear on edge of spine on front cover, small (15mm x 5mm) stain on lower front cover. Contents fine. "Comprising detailed descriptions of the minerals hitherto found in the state of New York, and notice of their uses in the arts and agriculture." 536 pages plus errata and 8 additional plates. 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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Piritas de Huelva: Su Historia, Mineria y Aprovechamiento

By: I. Pinedo Vara

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Madrid, Spain, Editorial Summa, S. L.: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000024

Condition: Very Good


An exhaustive history and summary of the pyrite (and sulfur and copper mines) of the region around Huelva, Spain (including Rio Tinto). Includes ancient mining history (going back several thousand years A.D.) through Phoenician and Roman mining, to the present. Comprehensive locality data on pyrite mines throughout the region, as well as detailed information on mineral processing (beneficiation). Some comparative information on other pyrite and sulfur localities worldwide. View more info

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Prospecting our Past: Gold, Silver and Tungsten Mills of Boulder County

By: Harrison S. Cobb

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, The Book Lode: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000088

ISBN: 0961779934

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover. Very slight wear along edges of cover and spine. A solidly researched publication on the mines and mills of Boulder County, Colorado, written by a man who had mined this region for many years, and at one point served as president of the Colorado Mining Association. Numerous B&W photos and maps. 153 pages. View more info