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Image for Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

By: James H. Garbani

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Arizona Territorial Trader: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000070

Condition: Fine


Includes a separate 32" x 20' reprint of Map and Index of Arizona Mining Districts (1961) by the Arizona Bureau of Mines. Written for collectors of Arizona mining history (especially stock certificates). This book "lists 12,6000 mines and mining companies with their corresponding mining/mineral district of closest geographical location. All companies listed conducted mining in the Territory and/or State of Arizona between 1854-1954. Other features are black and white reproduction of many older stocks and bonds." From the publisher. 320 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Opals of the Desert

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000055

ISBN: 1862730660

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the opal mines of the central desert region of Australia, and includes the famous opal fields of Coober Pedy, White Cliffs, Andamooka, and Mintabie.Covers the opal districts, types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the region and opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Australian Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000059

ISBN: 1862730326

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully illustrated publication emphasizing precious opals from Lightning Ridge and Queensland (boulder opal). Has a nice section on assembled stones (doublets and triplets) and also discusses color patterns, history and pseudomorphs. 4 color postcards are attached in the back 24 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000060

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 32 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000061

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Yowah: Black Gate & Koroit

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia, Len Cram: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000054

ISBN: 0646260073

Condition: Near Fine


Front and back covers scuffed, with slight crease in front cover. Well illustrated publication on the opal mines of the area around Cunnamulla in Queensland, Australia. Known for the Yowah, Koroit and East Gate opal fields, this area produces beautiful boulder opal found in Cretaceous ancient sandstones in an ironstone matrix. Describes the types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the opal Distri... View more info

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Beryl Deposits of the Beecher No. 3-Balck 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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Geology of the High Climb Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

By: Douglas M. Sheridan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000170

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1015-C. paper wraps, creasing on rear cover due to paste down of map pocket. Minor sunning along spine. Report on a significant pegmatite mine in the Black Hills, with complex pegmatitic zonations and interesting mineralogy. 40 pages, including 1 plate (geologic map in rear pocket), 3 figures and 6 tables (on mineralogy of zones in pegmatite). View more info

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Glossary of Obsolte Mineral Names

By: Peter Bayliss

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, The Mineralogical Record: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000106

ISBN: 0930259041

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth binding with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Comprehensive listing of mineral species, along with obsolete names, varieties, synonyms, and discredited species. Very useful reference for researchers andl curators/collectors who deal with old mineral publications and mineral labels. 235 pages. View more info

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Meteorites From A to Z, Second Edition

By: Michael R. Jensen, William B. Jensen and Anne M. Black

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Colorado, Michael R. Jensen: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000041

ISBN: 0967974739

Condition: Near Fine


Spiral bound. Written for the meteorite collector, this book is formatted as a checklist for all known meteorites to 2004, providing data on meteorite name, locale, classification, date found and total known weight. Also has sections on meteorite classification, Saharan and Arabian Peninsula Meteorites, chronology index of falls, and a useful bibliography. 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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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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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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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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The F. John Barlow Mineral Collection

By: F. John Barlow, Robert W. Jones and Gene L. LaBerge

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Appleton, WI, Sanco Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000108

ISBN: 0965351009

Condition: Fine


Gold lettering on spine and cover, black cloth. Dust jacket has minor scuffing. Contents fine. This bbok seved as a catalog for the very fine mineral collection of F. John Barlow. Features world-class mineral specimens, selected for their aesthetics and rarity. The collection was eventually dispersed at auction. Contains several hundred high quality color photographs. 408 pages. Heavy book, will require additional postage. View more info

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The Mineral Digest

By: Louis Zara

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Mineral Digest, Ltd.: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000067

Condition: Near Fine


Complete set of 8 issues bound in two volumes in black buckram with gold lettering on spine. Published between 1972 and 1976. Condition of volumes from very good to fine. The Mineral Digest was maybe the most beautiful and artistic mineral & gem magazine ever printed. With wonderful and diverse articles by leading experts, this set is a valuable addition to a collector's library. Heavy volumes, will require additional postage. 712 pages. Heavy books, will require additional postage. View more info