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Image for Feldspars and Feldpathoids: Structures, Properties and Occurrences

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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Gemstones of Afghanistan

By: Gary W. Bowersox and Bonita E. Chamberlin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000227

ISBN: 0945005199

Condition: Fine


The most comprehensive book on the history, geology, gemology and mining of gemstones in Afghanistan to date. Based on intimate knowledge of the country over many years of travel to its mines, the authors are well-versed in all that encompasses gemstones in this mineral-rich country. A very important resource for all who are interested in gemstones and minerals, including the economic development of this region. 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. 526 pages, with numerous maps and photographs. View more info

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Geology of the Bighorn Mountains

By: N. H. Darton

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000211

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 51. Professionally rebound in red buckram with new front flyleaf and endpaper. Original cover (soft) has remnants of tape near binding and the stamp of a previous owner. Pages yellowed but in good condition. Descriptive, structural, stratigraphic and economic geology of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming and Montana.129 pages, including 67 plates (with three in rear map pocket) and 14 figures. View more info

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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 on the Murchison

By: P. R. Heydon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carlisle, Western Australia, Hesperian Press: 1986

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000079

ISBN: 0859050661

Condition: Near Fine


Slight scuffing on rear cover, else fine. A nice history of the discovery of gold in 1892 in Western Australia near the towns of Cue and Day Dawn, and its impact on the regional economy. Great story on the discoveries, mines and men who toiled to build the mines and communities in the region up to the present. 213 pages. View more info

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Guidebook of Northern Mexico Sonoran Desert Region

By: Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS): 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000195

Condition: Very Good


Field guide for the International Conference on Arid Lands in a Changing World. Printed wraps with plastic comb binding. Minor soiling on cover, abrasion along upper front cover edge, small library sticker and small stamp of company on front cover. Small stamp of company also on title page. Conference field trip road logs for in the Mexican Sonoran Desert, featuring natural history, agriculture, geology, mining and climate. 53 pages with field trip itinerary map in map pocket on rear inside cover. View more info

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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

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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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Magnetostratigraphy of the San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona

By: K. L. Tanaka, T. C. Onstott, and E. M. Shoemaker

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000214

Condition: Very Good


USGs Bulletin 1929. Professionally bound in red buckram with new flyleafs and endpapers. Ex-Library, with various stamps and stickers. "Polarity-chronostratigraphic data that document the detailed eruptive history of Upper Cenozoic volcanic rocks in the San Francisco Mountain area of the southern Colorado Plateau." 35 pages, with 5 figures and 4 tables. 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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Mammalian Paleofaunas of the World

By: Donald E. Savage and Donald E. Russell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Reading, Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000026

ISBN: 0201064944

Condition: Very Good


"(The authors) have organized a vast compendium of paleontologic, stratigraphic and geographic facts on mammalian faunas of the last 200 million years - a synthesis which has not been attempted in over 70 years. Emphasis is on fossil mammals and the application of the fossil - mammal record to studies in evolution, mammalogy, paleogeography, paleoecology, and stratigraphy, particularly with respect to the last 65 million years of the earth's history." From the publisher. Owner's signature inside. View more info

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Mica -Bearing Pegmatites of New Hampshire: A Preliminary Report

By: J. C. Olson

Price: $18.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000155

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 931-P. Paper wraps, library stamp on title page and rear flyleaf. A study of 80 mines and prospects in New Hampshire for their potential to produce industrial grade mica. Covers geology, mineralogy, mining history and production, and future potential. This report does identify mines that produced minerals of interest to collectors, including beryl, tourmaline, apatite, spodumene and lepidolite. 41 pages, including 3 plates and 3 figures (all of which are maps). View more info

Image for Mica -Bearing Pegmatites of New Hampshire: A Preliminary Report

Mica -Bearing Pegmatites of New Hampshire: A Preliminary Report

By: J. C. Olson

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000156

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 931-P. Paper wraps. A study of 80 mines and prospects in New Hampshire for their potential to produce industrial grade mica. Covers geology, mineralogy, mining history and production, and future potential. This report does identify mines that produced minerals of interest to collectors, including beryl, tourmaline, apatite, spodumene and lepidolite. 41 pages, including 3 plates and 3 figures (all of which are maps). View more info

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Mica and Beryl Pegmatites in Idaho and Montana

By: W. C. Stoll

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000140

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 229. Paper wraps. Minor creasing to back cover, previous owner's bookplate on interior front cover. Contents fine. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryl and mica mines and prospects in Idaho and Montana. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 64 pages, including 25 figures (maps), 25 tables, and 9 plates (8 of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). 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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Mining in South Australia: A Pictiorial History

By: J. F. Drexel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: South Australia, Australia, Department of Mines and Energy: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000062

ISBN: 0724360948

Condition: New


New, still in original shrink wrap. Excellent history of over 100 years of mining in South Australia. Covers all major and minor commodities, as well as major mining districts and history. Well illustrated with historic photos and has a nice section on opal mining. Printed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the South Australia Department of Mines and Energy. 303 pages. View more info

Image for North America Through Time: A Paleontological History of Our Continent

North America Through Time: A Paleontological History of Our Continent

By: Lynne M. Clos

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Fossil News: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000031

ISBN: 0972441646

Condition: New


"What part has North America played in the history of life? How did our continent come to be, and how has it changed over time? What was it like during past ages? What were the climate and geography like, and what plants and animals lived here? Where can fossils from each age be found? And where are there public preserves where you can view the fossils in place? North America Through Time is an exciting journey through the history of life and the part our favorite continent has played in it all. Not a dry textbook, it is written for the general reader with a strong interest in science but no p... View more info

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Old Mining Towns of South Australia

By: C. E. Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000065

ISBN: 0851796885

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated cloth covers, regional maps on the end papers. As much an art book as a mining history book, paintings of scenes of the old mining towns are complemented by text describing the history of the towns, including information on the minerals, mines and railroads. 32 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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Pegmatite Investigations 1942-45 New England

By: Eugene N. Cameron and Others

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000143

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 255. Paper wraps. Cover sunned along spine and edges. Minor creasing on front and rear cover. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryllium, lithium, tantalum, feldspar and mica mines and prospects in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 352 pages, including 139 figures (maps), and 48 plates (all of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). View more info

Image for Pegmatite Investigations in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah 1942-1944

Pegmatite Investigations in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah 1942-1944

By: John B. Hanley, E. Wm. Heinrich and Lincoln R.Page

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000141

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 227. paper wraps. Cover sunned, library accession number handwritten on upper front cover, rear cover creased along edges and opposing attached map pocket. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryllium, lithium, tantalum and mica mines and prospects in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 125 pages, including 34 figures (maps), 7 tables, and 17 plates (15 of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). View more info