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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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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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Character and Distribution of Nonclastic Minerals in the Searles Lake Evaporite Deposit, California

By: George I. Smith and David V. Haines

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000174

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1181-P. Paper wraps, spine slightly sunned. Wonderful report on the formation of evaporite minerals in the brines underlying Searles Dry Lake. Good summary of stratigraphic layers and chemistry, and great summaries of the minerals found. May be the best report written on the minerals of Searles Lake. Useful report for studying the mineralogy and chemistry of the brines from other arid dry lakes. 58 pages, including 16 figures (9 of which are B&W photographs). 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. 400 pages, with numerous B&W photographs. View more info

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Cycloptic: World's Most Modern Versatile and Complete Line of Stereoscopic Microscopes

By: American Optical Company

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, American Optical Company: 1963

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000136

Condition: Very Good


Photographic cover, slight scuffing and soiling, else fine. Sales brochure for line of scientific/industrial microscopes. 31 pages plus several additional loose sales sheets including a price list, photographic tube adapter and microscope series price list. View more info

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Economic Geology of the Bingham Mining District, Utah

By: John Mason Boutwell

Price: $150.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000209

Condition: Good


USGS Professional Paper 38. Professionally rebound in maroon buckram. New flyleafs and endpapers. Original title page missing, xerographic copy of title page used. Contents page has some chipping. Last original page creased and has a 2.5" tear (not repaired. EX-LIBRIS, from the library of Dr. Eugene E. Foord, author and pegmatite mineralogist for the USGS. His stamp is on the front endpaper. A comprehensive report on the geology and mines of the Bingham Mining District. Extensive geological interpretation of stratigraphy, structure, rock types and mineralogy, as well as mining history, mining... View more info

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Electron Microscopy in Mineralogy

By: H. R. Wenk

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berlin, Germany, Springer-Verlag: 1976

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000064

ISBN: 354007371X

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library, library catalog number taped to lower spine, library stamp (Edgemont Laboratory) on inside front cover, library checkout pocket pasted to inside rear cover. Interior in fine condition. 564 pages, 224 figures. 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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Guidebook of Northern Mexico Sonoran Desert Region

By: Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS): 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000195

Condition: Very Good


Field guide for the International Conference on Arid Lands in a Changing World. Printed wraps with plastic comb binding. Minor soiling on cover, abrasion along upper front cover edge, small library sticker and small stamp of company on front cover. Small stamp of company also on title page. Conference field trip road logs for in the Mexican Sonoran Desert, featuring natural history, agriculture, geology, mining and climate. 53 pages with field trip itinerary map in map pocket on rear inside cover. View more info

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Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos: Contribution of Science to Risk-Management Decisions

By: R. P. Nolan, A.M. Langer, et. al.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000012

ISBN: 0921294417

Condition: New


NEW, in original shrink wrap. This volume presents the proceeding of the International workshop, The Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos... "This collection of papers summarizes the state of knowledge about chrysotile and amphibole-group asbestos minerals like tremolite, riebechite and grunerite from a histoical and modern perspective: anlysis of historical and modern controlled exposures; incidence of cancer, epidemiology;mineralogy; metamorphic petrology; and statistical assessment of risk." (From the publisher). 304 pages. View more info

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Landscape and Surface Mining: Ecological Guidelines for Reclamation

By: Gerhard Darmer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000036

ISBN: 0442009437

Condition: Very Good


English translation of the German book "Landshaft and Tagebau, first published in 1979. Edited by Norman L. Dietrich. Slight bumping to cover, otherwise near fine condition. 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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Mine Hill in Franklin and Sterling Hill in Odgensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey: Mining History, 1765 - 1900

By: Pete J. Dunn

Price: $350.00

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. 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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Minerals in the Infrared

By: R. J. P. Lyon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Menlo Park, CA, Stanford Research Institute: 1962

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000118

Condition: Good


Pictorial cover, spine reinforced with black tape. First few pages starting to detach from binding, some chipping on first few pages in upper right corner. Bibliographic compilation on the use of infrared analysis in mineralogy.Introduction, 440 bibliographic entries, plus author and subject index. 76 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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Phosphate Minerals

By: J. O. Nriagu and P.B. Moore (Editors)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Heidelberg, Germany, Springer-Verlag: 1984

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000122

ISBN: 3540127577

Condition: Very Good


Small library sticker on lower front cover and library card pocket pasted to front flyleaf, else fine. Descriptive mineralogy of over 300 phosphate minerals. At time of publication the most comprehensive book on descriptive mineralogy of phosphate minerals. 442 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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Platinum Manufacturing Process Volume I

By: Platinum Guild International USA

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Platinum Guild International, USA: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000235

Condition: Near Fine


1995 Platinum Day Symposium proceedings. See photos for Table of Contents. 36 pages with numerous B&W photographs and diagrams. View more info

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Platinum Manufacturing Process Volume II

By: Platinum Guild International USA

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Platinum Guild International, USA: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000236

Condition: Near Fine


1996 Platinum Day Symposium proceedings. See photos for Table of Contents. 36 pages with numerous B&W photographs and diagrams. View more info

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Platinum Manufacturing Process Volume III

By: Platinum Guild International USA

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Platinum Guild International, USA: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000237

Condition: Near Fine


1997 Platinum Day Symposium proceedings. See photos for Table of Contents. 48 pages with numerous B&W photographs and diagrams. View more info

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Platinum Manufacturing Process Volume IV

By: Platinum Guild International USA

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Platinum Guild International, USA: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000238

Condition: Near Fine


1998 Platinum Day Symposium proceedings. See photos for Table of Contents. 48 pages with numerous B&W photographs and diagrams. View more info

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Platinum Manufacturing Process Volume IX

By: Platinum Guild International USA

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Platinum Guild International, USA: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000233

Condition: Fine


2001 Platinum Day Symposium proceedings. Table of Contents shown in photos. 45 pages with numerous B&W photographs and diagrams. View more info

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Platinum Manufacturing Process Volume V

By: Platinum Guild International USA

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Platinum Guild International, USA: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000239

Condition: Near Fine


1999 Platinum Day Symposium proceedings. See photos for Table of Contents. 47 pages with numerous B&W photographs and diagrams. View more info

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Platinum Manufacturing Process Volume VII

By: Platinum Guild International USA

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, Platinum Guild International, USA: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000232

Condition: Fine


1999 Platinum Day Symposium proceedings. Table of Contents shown in Photos. 53 pages with numerous B&W photographs and diagrams. View more info