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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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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. View more info

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Geology of the Panamint Butte Quadrangle, Inyo County, California

By: Wayne E. Hall

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000175

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 1299. Paper wraps, crease on front cover, slight sunning to spine. Ex-library wirh small library sticker on front cover, library card pocket on inside front cover, and small stamp on title page and rear fly leaf. 67 pages, including 1 map plate in rear pocket, 14 figures (12 being B&W photographs). 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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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

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Miocene Floras from the Middlegate Basin, West-Central Nevada

By: Daniel I. Axelrod

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California Press: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000033

ISBN: 0520096959

Condition: Near Fine


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Observations on the Rich Silver Ores of Aspen, Colorado

By: Edson S. Bastin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000182

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 750-D. No wraps, pages sunned. Ex-libris stamp of Geo D. Louderbach (discoverer of benitoite and geology professor at University of California Berkeley). Discussion of the geology, mineralogy and ore deposits of Aspen, Colorado. 22 pages and 10 figures. View more info

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The Darwin Silver-Lead Mining District, California

By: Adolph Knopf

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000151

Condition: Good


Disbound, stapled in corner, no cover. Excerpt from USGS Bulletin 580, Contributions to Economic Geology, 1913 Part I. Summary of the geography, mining history, geology, mines and prospects and mineral production of this significant California district. 16 pages with one location map and two diagrams. View more info

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The Early Miocene Buffalo Canyon Flora of Western Nevada

By: Daniel I. Axelrod

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000032

ISBN: 0520097661

Condition: Very Good


"The Buffalo Canyon flora of 69 species , dated at 18 Ma., comes from ashy diatomaceous shale in the lower Buffalo Canyon formation of western Nevada.... The fossil plants were transported by turbidity current into the lake in late summer or autumn." From the author's abstract. 22 plates and a geologic map in back pocket. Back cover is creased, otherwise in very good condition. View more info

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Topaz Deposits Near the Brewer Mine, Chesterfield County, South Carolina

By: Carl Fries, Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000158

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 936-C. Paper wraps, pages somewhat yellowed. Ex-libris Paul C. Bateman, as his name is handwritten on upper front cover. Paul Bateman was a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and was a prolific author, with many of his publications having to do with mineral deposits, granites and the Sierra Nevadas of California. He is probably best know for "Economic Geology of the Bishop Tungsten District , California". An interesting report on a massive topaz deposit, and its potential use as a substitute for kyanite as a refractory material. Also discusses gold and topaz place... View more info

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Tungsten Deposits of Northwestern Inyo County, California

By: Adolph Knopf

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000152

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in card stock wraps, stapled, with tape-reinforced spine. Excerpt from USGS Bulletin 640, Contributions to Economic Geology, 1916, Part I. Early study of the tungsten deposits in the Tungsten Hills near Bishop, California. Covers early history, geology, relationship to granitic rock, alteration, ore deposits and mines and prospects. 21 pages with map and several drawings. View more info