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Image for Chat Dumps of the Missouri Lead Belt, St. Francois County: With an Illustrated History of the Lead Companies That Built Them

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

Image for Death Valley '49er Trails: Pieces of the Puzzle Come Together

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

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

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. 257 pages with numerous photographs, View more info

Image for Geology of the National Capital Region: Field Trip Guidebook

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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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

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

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

Image for 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

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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James Bridger: Trapper, Frontiersman, Scout and Guide - A Historical Narrative

By: J. Cecil Atler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Long's College Book Company: 1951

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000104

Condition: Good


Library binding in decorative orange and white cloth. Library sticker on spine, library stickers on inside front cover and flyleaf, library card pocket on front flyleaf. Some discoloration on outer edge of pages, slight damp staining on bottom edge of pages. Interior pages in very good condition. "Special Definitive Edition Limited to 1000 copies." Combined with an annotated copy of James Bridger, A Biographical Sketch (illustrated) by Maj. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge. Signed by author (Alter). Would be a very nice copy if rebound. 601 pages. View more info

Image for Journeys to the Land of Gold: Emigrant Diaries from the Bozeman Trail, 1863-1866 (in two volumes)

Journeys to the Land of Gold: Emigrant Diaries from the Bozeman Trail, 1863-1866 (in two volumes)

By: Susan Badger Doyle (editor)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Helena, Montana, Montana Historical Society Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000091

ISBN: 0917298489

Condition: Fine


Maroon cloth binding. Pictorial gold foil on slipcase, gold foil on spine of both volumes. One corner bumped on slipcase, contents near new. A compilation of stories from the diaries and recollections of people who traveled the Bozeman Trail west. First-hand accounts of tragedy and triumphs, and a glimpse of the lives of those who made the arduous journey west, looking for a new or better life. Extremely well researched, great bibliography. 838 pages in two volumes. View more info

Image for Maine Feldspar, Families & Feuds: Oxford County Mining History

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, 300 pages. 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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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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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

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Reading Furnace 1736

By: Estelle Cremers

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Elverson, PA, Redding Furnace Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000097

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Some scuffing of cover, remnants of price sticker on upper back cover. Bookplate on inner front cover, "Geoscience Library of Jay Lininger, Dillsburg (Pennsylvania)." Jay was the publisher of Matrix: A Journal of the History of Minerals. This is a history of Chester County, Pennsylvania as it related to the iron mining and smelting industry, focusing on the Reading Furnace (1736-1778). Well illustrated with numerous color and B&W photographs, as well as maps, diagrams and correspondence. 194 pages. View more info

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Sierra Madre West: The History of the Mines Below Willard and Ben Lomond Peaks

By: Mike & Steve Holmes

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Ashland, Ohio, Bookmasters, Inc.: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000087

ISBN: 0615216951

Condition: Near Fine


Very small bumps to two corners else fine cover and contents. History of the mines near Ogden, Utah in the vicinity of Willard and Ben Lomond Peaks. Well documented mining history of a relatively obscure mining district. 250 pages. View more info

Image for Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

By: Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT, Globe Pequot Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000100

ISBN: 1564401332

Condition: Fine


A beautifully illustrated publication on the lighthouses of the western United States, including their history, architecture and contact/touring information. View more info