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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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Beryl Deposits of the Beecher No. 3-Black Diamond Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

By: Jack A. Redden

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000180

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1072-I. Paper wraps, slight creasing along back cover, minor sunning to spine and edges. Site specific reference on the Beecher No. 3 pegmatite mine. Covers the history, geologyy, struture, mineralogy and production of this important U.S. beryl producer. 23 pages, includes 2 map plates (in rear pocket) plus 1 figure (map). View more info

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Beryl-bearing Pegmatites in the Ruby Mountains and Other Areas in Nevada and Northwestern Arizona

By: Jerry C. Olson and E. Neal Hinrichs

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000181

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1082-D. Paper wraps, crease on rear cover, sunning along spine. Report discusses a number of beryl and mica-bearing pegmatites in Nevada and Northern Arizona. Covers the geology, structure, mineralogy and economic potential. 66 pages, including 5 map plates (3 in rear map pocket), 4 figures (maps) and 7 tables. View more info

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Block Settlement Along the East Shore of the Ohio River Valley North of Wheeling, West Virginia

By: L. Baskin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000215

Condition: Very Good


Softcover with plastic spiral binding. Minor sunning of cover, minor creasing along edge of front cover A talk presented at the Association of Engineering Geologists National Meeting in Dallas Texas, October 1967. A study done to assess the risks of widening of WV Highway No. 2 in the Ohio River Valley near Warwood, WV, in regard to slope stability and potential landslides. Contents include surface and subsurface geology of the area. 11 pages plus 8 fold-out maps. View more info

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Carbonate-Hosted Sulfide Deposits of the Central Colorado Mineral Belt

By: David W. Beaty, Gary P. Landis and Tommy B. Thompson, editors

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, The Economic Geology Publishing Company: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000255

Condition: Very Good


Economic Geology Monograph 7. Blue cloth with gold lettering. Bottom of binding shows shelf wear, otherwise fine. Contents fine. Compilation of articles published in the journal, Economic Geology. As a whole the articles provide an in-depth study of the massive silver-lead-zinc-barite deposits of the Leadville, Gilman, Aspen, Red Cliff, Alma, Kokomo,Tincup and Mount Sherman areas of Colorado. Well-known mines include the Eagle, Black Cloud, Sherman, Carbonate Hill and Hilltop mines. 424 pages, with many photographs, maps and diagrams. 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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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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Corundum Deposits of Gallatin and Madison Counties Montana

By: S. E. Clabaugh and F. C. Armstrong

Price: $50.00

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

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000076

Condition: Good


U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 969-B. Paper wraps, with map pocket in rear containing 5 fold-out maps. Ex-Nerco Minerals Company library with various corporate stamps and stickers. A study of several large corundum-containing geologic features near Bozeman. Covers geology and mineralogy of prospects. 21 pages. View more info

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Corundum Deposits of Montana

By: Stephen E. Clabaugh

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000166

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 983. Paper wraps, minor creasing and small tear (3/8") on back cover. A comprehensive study of Montana's gem sapphire deposits, including Yogo Gulch, Missouri River, Rock Creek and Dry Cottonwood Creek. Discusses geology, crystallography, mineralogy, history of mining, and production. An excellent reference on an important gem-producing region. 100 pages, includes 6 map plates (in rear pocket) and 13 figures. View more info

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Corundum, Its Occurrence, Distribution, Exploitation, and Uses

By: Alfred Ernest Barlow

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey: 1915

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000073

Condition: Good


Ex-library, cardstock cover, some creasing, small tears along edges (one with tape reinforcement) and stamp on front cover and front and rear flyleafs. Cover reinforced on interior of binding. Pages edges sunned, else pages very good. A thorough study of corundum, discussing history, geology, mineralogy, crystallography, chemistry, uses, mining, milling, synthesis and localities. Color plate with tissue cover opposite title page, numerous photos, maps and figures. Scarce. 377 pages. View more info

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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola, translated by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Geological Society of America: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000252

Condition: Very Good


Translated from the 1546 first latin edition. Cloth cover shows minor wear and bumping to several corners, minor soiling. Pages slightly sunned but in very good condition. Previous owner's name stamped on front flyleaf. One of the earliest comprehensive treatises on the study of and uses of minerals and ore deposits. Agricola not only studied the early classic literature, but was in a position to visit many mines and mineral deposits, and therefore brought a new understanding as to how minerals formed and could be found. Much attention is also paid to the uses of minerals, what constituted v... 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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Economic Geology, Mexico

By: Guillermo P. Salas, Editor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000241

ISBN: 0813752132

Condition: Good


Volume P-3 in the series Decade of North American Geology (DNAG). Ex-library with sticker on back cover and Withdrawal stamp on inside front page. Hardcover in good condition, slight wear on upper front cover hinge, and minor ink smudging. Contents like new. An important geologic work, summarizing the economic geology of Mexico. Most chapters focus on particular mines and mining districts. 438 pages, including numerous plates and figures. View more info

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Emerald and Other Beryl

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Prescott, Arizona, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000226

ISBN: 0945005032

Condition: Near Fine


Dust jacket scuffed. Book was originally printed by Chilton in 1981, and is thus considered to be the second printing of the first edition. The most comprehensive book ever written on beryl and it's gem varieties. It includes the history of the gemstones going back to ancient and biblical times, the geology, crystallography and physical properties, gemology, as well as an extensive listing of localities where beryl is found worldwide. An important addition to the library of gemologists, gem cutters, gem dealers, mineralogists and collectors. 665 pages with numerous tables and figures and two... View more info

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

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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Feldspars and Feldpathoids: Structures, Properties and Occurrences

By: William L. Brown, Editor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dordrecht, Netherlands, D. Reisel Publishing Company: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000123

ISBN: 9027718261

Condition: Good


Small bump/tear on spine (approx. 1/4 inch), and some creasing along top of spine. Some underlining. Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Feldspars and Feldpathoids conferenence in Rennes, France (1983). Detailed study of feldspar and feldspathoid minerals. View more info

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Fine Minerals of China: A Guide to Mineral Localities

By: Guanhua Liu

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Zug, Switzerland, AAA Minerals AG: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000213

ISBN: 3033008550

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine condition. minor rubbing of cover and a slight blemish on th inside front cover due to an auction label (included) which was removed. An excellent publication on the minerals found in China. Most of the book is dedicated to the description of 45 important mineral producing localities in 13 provinces. Descriptions include location, geology, mining history, accessibility and major collectible minerals. Includes brief descriptions of the geology of China and its mineral deposits, a great section on general mining history spanning more than 4,000 years, and mineral & rock collecting and... View more info

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Fluids and Basin Evolution

By: Kurt Kyser (Editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000116

ISBN: 092129428X

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover, some scuffing to front and rear cover. "An illustration of the methods, techniques and approaches used to trace the fluid histories of sedimentary basins. It demonstrates how to use this information to evaluate the economic potential (both metal and petroleum) of large basins. The results from these studies are prerequisite for constraining large and restricted scale flow models, understanding the evolution of the crust, and refining exploration and exploitation strategies for minerals and petroleum deposits." (from the publisher). 262 pages, includes numerous charts, figures ... View more info

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Fluorspar Prospects of Montana

By: Clyde P. Ross

Price: $14.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000162

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 955-E. Paper wraprs, small tears (separations) along top and bottom of spine. A study of potential fluorite resources in Montana, surveyed during WWII. Covers uses and demand for fluorite, geology and mineralogy of mines and prospects, and analyzes the potential for future production.51 pages, including 11 plates (5 of which are in rear map pocket), and 4 figures (maps). View more info

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Gemstones of the United States

By: Dorothy M. Schlegel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000168

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1942-G. Paper wraps, some sunning to cover, contents fine. Overview of gem minerals found in the United States, as well as a section on the technical aspects of gems, from cuts to treatments to synthetics, imitation and assembled stones. A useful summary of major and minor gemstones in the United States. 51 pages. View more info

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Gemstones of the United States

By: Dorothy M. Schlegel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000169

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1942-G. Paper wraps, some sunning to cover, contents fine. Overview of gem minerals found in the United States, as well as a section on the technical aspects of gems, from cuts to treatments to synthetics, imitation and assembled stones. A useful summary of major and minor gemstones in the United States. 51 pages. View more info

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Geochemistry and Crystallography of Sulphide Minerals in Hydrothermal Deposits.

By: Y. Takeyuchi (Editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Society of Mining Geologists of Japan: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000115

Condition: Very Good


Jacket in mylar. Some scuffing to dust jacket, front binding cracked but not split. Corporate seal on front flyleaf. Joint Symposium Volume: IMA-IAGOD Meeting "70. 31 conference presentations in the areas of crystallography and geochemistry for ore deposits worldwide. 187 pages plus index. View more info

Geology and Ore Deposits near Lake City, Colorado

By: John Duer Irving and Howland Bancroft

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1911

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000101

Condition: Fair


U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 478. Front and rear paper cover missing, binding somewhat loose and some chipping on spine. Title page has a small glue stain near lower spine and some wrinkling on top inside corner of page. Detailed account of geology and mineral resources/mines of the Lake City area in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. 128 pages, 8 plates (including 5 fold-out maps) and 33 figures. View more info