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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-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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Copper Eye Agates: Images of the Amazing, Beautiful Complex, & Diverse

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000049

ISBN: 1944564128

Condition: New


180 images document the complexity and beauty of there rare copper agates from Michigan. Associated with the Pre-Cambrian copper deposits in the Upper Peninsula, these agates were overlooked until recently, and have become highly collectible. 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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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

Image for Fine Minerals of China: A Guide to Mineral Localities

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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Gemstones of North America: Volume III

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000019

ISBN: 0945005229

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. Last volume in a three volume set (1959, 1976 and 1997) describing the gem deposits of North America. This latest (and final volume) covers gem discoveries made between 1976 and 1997. Descriptive information on virtually every known gem deposit, including mineralogy, geology, mining/collecting history and current status. Extensive bibliography. 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

Image for Manganese Resources of the Artillery Mountains Region, Mohave County, Arizona

Manganese Resources of the Artillery Mountains Region, Mohave County, Arizona

By: S. G. Lasky and B. N. Webber

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000167

Condition: Fair


USGS Bulletin 961. Ex-library with library stamps on front cover, and library card pocket on map pocket on inside rear cover. Rear cover has numerous creases and several tears along spine. Author's (Lasky) inscription ("with sincere regards") to B.S. Butler, a fellow USGS geologist. Butler was a prolific author for the USGS, having written noteworthy reports including "The Copper Deposits of Michigan" and "The Ore Deposits of Utah." This report studies the large, low-grade sedimentary manganese deposits in Mohave County, and it's potential as an economic manganese resource. Included are ch... View more info

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Mica Deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil

By: W. T. Pecora, M. R. Klepper, D. M. Larrabee, A. L. M. Barbosa and Resk Frayha

Price: $22.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000163

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 964-C, Paper wraps, minor creasing along edge of front cover, contents near fine. Comprehensive study of mica resources, geology and production in Minas Gerais. Includes regional geology of "mica belt," pegmatite geology, grades and uses of mica, production and future potential. 101 pages, including 4 map plates (in rear pocket), 33 figures and 8 figures. View more info

Image for Mica Deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mica Deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil

By: W. T. Pecora, M. R. Klepper, D. M. Larrabee, A. L. M. Barbosa and Resk Frayha

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000164

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 964-C, Paper wraps. Comprehensive study of mica resources, geology and production in Minas Gerais. Includes regional geology of "mica belt," pegmatite geology, grades and uses of mica, production and future potential. 101 pages, including 4 map plates (in rear pocket), 33 figures and 8 figures. View more info

Image for Observations on the Rich Silver Ores of Aspen, Colorado

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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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

Image for Pegmatites of the Crystal Mountain District, Larimer County, Colorado

Pegmatites of the Crystal Mountain District, Larimer County, Colorado

By: William R. Thurston

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000178

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1011. Paper wraps, minor creasing along edges of front and back covers. Contents fine. Tear along bottom of rear map pocket, partially repaired. Covers the regional and areal geology of the pegmatite deposits at Crystal Mountain. Includes description of types of pegmatites, significant mines and detailed mineralogy of the properties. 185 pages, including 13 map plates in rear map pocket, 32 figures and 16 tables. View more info

Image for Pegmatites of the Crystal Mountain District, Larimer County, Colorado

Pegmatites of the Crystal Mountain District, Larimer County, Colorado

By: William R. Thurston

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000179

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1011. Paper wraps, minor creasing along edges of front and back covers. Contents fine. Tear along bottom of rear map pocket, partially repaired. Covers the regional and areal geology of the pegmatite deposits at Crystal Mountain. Includes description of types of pegmatites, significant mines and detailed mineralogy of the properties. 185 pages, including 13 map plates in rear map pocket, 32 figures and 16 tables. View more info

Image for Preliminary Report on Corundum Deposits in the Buck Creek Peridotite Clay County, North Carolna

Preliminary Report on Corundum Deposits in the Buck Creek Peridotite Clay County, North Carolna

By: Jarvis B. Hadley

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000160

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 948-E. Paper wraps, minor creasing on front cover. Study of the economic potential to mine corundum for abrasives during WWII. Corundum colors from this district are white, blue, pink and red! 25 pages, including 4 map plates in rear map pocket, 3 figures (maps) and 3 tables. View more info

Image for Preliminary Report on Corundum Deposits in the Buck Creek Peridotite Clay County, North Carolna

Preliminary Report on Corundum Deposits in the Buck Creek Peridotite Clay County, North Carolna

By: Jarvis B. Hadley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000161

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 948-E. Paper wraps, minor creasing on front cover, several tears along spine.. Study of the economic potential to mine corundum for abrasives during WWII. Corundum colors from this district are white, blue, pink and red! 25 pages, including 4 map plates in rear map pocket, 3 figures (maps) and 3 tables. View more info

Image for Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains in Indian Territory and Oklahoma

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 Quartz Crystal Deposits of Southwestern Virginia and Western North Carolina

Quartz Crystal Deposits of Southwestern Virginia and Western North Carolina

By: John B. Mertie Jr.

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000173

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1072-D. Paper wraps, slight sunning along spine. Excellent summary of properties in Virginia and North Carolina that produced or had the potential to produce quartz crystals. At the time of the study, the main interest was finding quartz for the manufacture of oscillators. This is a great reference for those interested in collecting quartz crystals. 66 pages, including 6 figures (maps) of localities. View more info

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Quartz Crystal Deposits of Western Arkansas

By: A. E. J. Engel

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000165

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 973-E. Paper wraps, some minor creasing to front cover, several tears and creases on back cover adjacent to map pocket. A study of the quartz crystal deposits of western Arkansas, prompted by the need for optical and oscillator quartz during WWII. Coincidentally, optical/oscillator quartz is also the type of quartz of interst to mineral collectors. This report covers the geology, crystallography and uses of quartz, as well as the primary deposits (mines) in operation at the time.88 pages, including 21 plates (including 15 maps in rear map pocket), 10 figures and 8 tables. View more info

Image for Quicksilver Deposits of the Opalite District, Malheur County, Oregon, and Humboldt County, Nevada

Quicksilver Deposits of the Opalite District, Malheur County, Oregon, and Humboldt County, Nevada

By: Robert G. Yates

Price: $18.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000154

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 931-N. Paper wraps, 1-1/2" tear on lower portion of front cover (repaired). Former owner's name handwritten in upper right corner of front cover.Detailed study of an important mercury district along the Nevada-Oregion border. Discusses the history, geology, mineralogy, mines and prospects, and suggestions for future prospecting. Includes the Cordero Mine, a significant mercury producer and type locality for rare mercury minerals. 30 pages, 7 map plates (one in map pocket pasted to inside rear cover), and 3 figures (also maps). View more info