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A Reconnaissance of the Northwestern Portion of Seward Peninsula Alaska

By: Arthur J. Collier

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000199

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 2. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New endpapers and flyleafs. Ex-library, with a stamped library card pocket on rear flyleaf. Title page (original) has several small tears (approx. 1/4" each) and one tape repair to a tear approx. 1" long. Rear page has a library card pocket and residual tape for a repair to the original back cover (no longer present). Contents very good. A geologic and economic geology survey of part of the Seward Peninsula, focusing on gold and tin deposits (placer). 70 pages with 12 plates, includi... View more info

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A Reconnaissance of the Northwestern Portion of Seward Peninsula Alaska

By: Arthur J. Collier

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000200

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 2. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New endpapers and flyleafs. . Title page (original) has one small tear (approx. 1/4" each) and some creasing.. Rear page has some rough edges, soiling, and a crease. Contents very good. A geologic and economic geology survey of part of the Seward Peninsula, focusing on gold and tin deposits (placer). 70 pages with 12 plates, including two 2 page color maps, 1 folding map in rear map pocket, and the balance are B&W photographs. 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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Geology of the Bighorn Mountains

By: N. H. Darton

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000211

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 51. Professionally rebound in red buckram with new front flyleaf and endpaper. Original cover (soft) has remnants of tape near binding and the stamp of a previous owner. Pages yellowed but in good condition. Descriptive, structural, stratigraphic and economic geology of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming and Montana.129 pages, including 67 plates (with three in rear map pocket) and 14 figures. 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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Mica and Beryl Pegmatites in Idaho and Montana

By: W. C. Stoll

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000140

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 229. Paper wraps. Minor creasing to back cover, previous owner's bookplate on interior front cover. Contents fine. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryl and mica mines and prospects in Idaho and Montana. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 64 pages, including 25 figures (maps), 25 tables, and 9 plates (8 of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). View more info

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Occurrence of Nonpegmatite Beryllium in the United States

By: Lawrence A. Warner, William T. Holser, Verl R. Wilmarth and Eugene N. Cameron

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000139

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 318. Paper cover, some creasing along edges and spine. Marker used to cover several lines of writing (?) on top front cover. A unique work that details the geology, mineralogy and localities for beryllium deposits in the UNited States that are NOT pegmatitic in nature. The majority of these localities are in the Western United States (NV, CA, AZ, NM, TX, CO, UT, WY). 198 pages, includes 50 figures (including many maps) and 82 tables. 5 map plates in rear map pocket (complete). 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

Image for Pegmatite Investigations in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah 1942-1944

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 and Water Resources of Nebraska West of the One Hundred and Third Meridian

By: Nelson Horatio Darton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000203

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 17. Professionally rebound in black buckram, with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Very minor bumping to corners. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title pages (original) repaired, contents fine. Geological and topographical survey of the westernmost portion of Nebraska carried out in 1897; emphasizing the geology, topography, surface waters, irrigation, timber and climate. 69 pages, including 43 plates of maps and B&W photographs (with two foldout color maps) and 23 figures (mainly geologic cross-sections). 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

Image for Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains in Indian Territory and Oklahoma, with an Appendix on Reported Ore Deposits of the Wichita Mountains

Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains in Indian Territory and Oklahoma, with an Appendix on Reported Ore Deposits of the Wichita Mountains

By: Joseph A. Taff and H. Foster Bain

Price: $75.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000207

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 31. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Library stamps on title page and several other pages. Pages yellowed but in good condition. A detailed early study of the geology of Arbuckle and Wichita mountains. Last section of report describes ore samples from more than 40 mines and prospects, and gives locations of the mines. There is also a mention of quartz crystals in granite pegmatites and columbite-tantalite in the same rocks. 97 pages, 8 plates (two geologic and B&W photographs) and 1 figure (s... View more info

Image for Preliminary Report on the Ketchikan Mining District, Alaska with an Introductory Sketch of the Geology of Southeastern Alaska

Preliminary Report on the Ketchikan Mining District, Alaska with an Introductory Sketch of the Geology of Southeastern Alaska

By: Alfred Hulse Brookes

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000198

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 1. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title page (original) is soiled, has some creases, and has remnants of tape near binding. Presentation copy: "J.G. Lind, Ogden, Utah Dec. 16.1905. Presented by honorable G. E. Sutherland U.S.S.." J. G. Lind was a Utah miner and assayer. George E. Sutherland was a Utah Congressman, Senator, and eventual U.S. Supreme Court Justice. This book was bound while it was in the library of Walter S. Lombardo. This was an early survey of the mining districts in t... View more info

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The Clays of the United States East of the Mississippi River

By: Heinrich Ries

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000201

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 11. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title page (original) has previous owner's name stamped in upper right corner, page somewhat soiled and small (1/4') on bottom. Rear page (original) has some soiling, tears repaired by tape and a small unrepaired tear. Pages are somewhat yellowed throughout. Extensive study of the geology of clays, uses, and major deposits in the Eastern United States. 298 pages, including 9 plates (two of which are nice 2 page color maps), and 11 figures (cross-sections of clay deposits... View more info

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The Copper Deposits of the Clifton-Morenci District, Arizona

By: Waldemar Lindgren

Price: $120.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000212

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 43. Professionally rebound in red buckram with new flyleafs and endpapers. A previous owner's stamp on title page. Pages somewhat yellowed but in very good condition otherwise. A very important work on one of the largest copper districts in the United States. Detailed geologic study on the stratigraphy, structure and processes of formation of the ore mineralization as was known at that time. Excellent descriptions of the mines and prospects, and of the ore mineralogy of those properties. Great reference on the district and it's mines. 375 pages, including 25 plates (... 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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The Lead, Zinc and Fluorspar Deposits of Western Kentucky

By: E. O. Ulrich and W. S. Tangier Smith

Price: $100.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000208

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 36. Professionally rebound in maroon buckram with gold lettering on the spine. New flyleafs and endpapers. Some dampstaining on title page and first three pages. Pages yellowed but in very good condition. EX-LIBRIS, from the library of Dr. Eugene E. Foord, author and pegmatite mineralogist for the USGS. His stamp is on the frontendpaper. This publication is in two parts, each with a separate Table of Contents. The first part discusses the geology, stratigraphy, paleontology and structure of the rocks and ore deposits of the region. The second part discusses the ore d... View more info

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The Mineral Resources of the Mount Wrangell District, Alaska

By: Walter C. Mendenhall and Frank C. Schrader

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000202

Condition: Good


USGS Professional Paper 15. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title page (original ) has library stamp in lower right corner. Overall, original pages are yellowed, some creasing wear and tear, the new binding makes it very usable and stable. This book was bound while it was in the library of Walter S. Lombardo. This report focuses primarily on the geology, mineralogy and economic potential of the gold and copper mines and prospects of the Mount Wrangell area. 71 pages, including 10 plates (one large foldout map, s... View more info

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Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northern Arkansas

By: George I. Adams, A. H. Purdue and F. F. Burchard

Price: $65.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000205

Condition: Good


USGS Professional Paper 24. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on the spine and cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title pages has remnants of a piece of tape near binding. Pages yellowed, first 12 pages have minor dampstaining on first 12 pages. Second half of pages have some wrinkling, all pages are OK as far as no sticking or damage. This paper covers the geology (including stratigraphy), mineralogy and mines and prospects (more than 70) of a five county area in northcentral Arkansas. 118 pages, including 27 plates (B&W photos and maps (5 in color)), and 8 figures. ... View more info

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Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northern Arkansas

By: George I. Adams, A. H. Purdue and F. F. Burchard

Price: $75.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000206

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 24. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on the spine and cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title pages has remnants of tape near binding. Pages are yellowed. This paper covers the geology (including stratigraphy), mineralogy and mines and prospects (more than 70) of a five county area in northcentral Arkansas. 118 pages, including 27 plates (B&W photos and maps (5 in color)), and 8 figures. The historic photographs are great! View more info