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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. View more info

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Copper, Lead and Zinc Ore Resources of Asia and the Far East

By: United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bangkok, Thailand, United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000189

Condition: Near Fine


Mineral Resources Development Series No. 14. Printed wraps, some creasing on front cover. A study of the copper, lead and zinc resources of parts of Asia, including occurrences, mining, production and resource potential. 63 pages with maps, production figures and mining/smelting capabilities. View more info

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Mineral Resources of Alaska: Report on Progress of Investigations in 1924

By: Philip S. Smith and Others

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1026

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000153

Condition: Good


Papers wraps, pages somewhat yellowed. Library stamp on front cover and title page. Hand writing (1 line) on front cover. Ex-libris Earl B. Noble, who was Chief Geologist for Union Oil Company. Eight article on mineral and oil resources in Alaska, 168 pages, including 7 maps plates (bound into book) and 8 figures (mostly maps). Also an additional 17 pages of selected USGS publications on Alaska in back. 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

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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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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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Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut

By: Frederick Stugard, Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000171

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1042-Q. Paper wraps, slight creasing to rear cover, minor sunning along spine. Study of the pegmatites near Portland, CT including the Strickland, Hale, Howe, Spinelli and Anderson Quarries. Summary of the regional geology, mineralogy, structure of pegmatite bodies and potential resources. 71 pages, includes 2 map plates in rear map pocket, 2 figures (maps) and 16 figures. View more info

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Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut

By: Frederick Stugard, Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000172

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1042-Q. Paper wraps, minor sunning along spine. Study of the pegmatites near Portland, CT including the Strickland, Hale, Howe, Spinelli and Anderson Quarries. Summary of the regional geology, mineralogy, structure of pegmatite bodies and potential resources. 71 pages, includes 2 map plates in rear map pocket, 2 figures (maps) and 16 figures. View more info

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Precambrian Geology of the Northern Bradshaw Mountains, Yavapai County, Arizona

By: C. A. Anderson and F. M. Blacet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000193

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1336. Printed wraps, front cover has very minor scuffing and one small hole at staple in binding. Interior is fine. A studty of the stratigraphy and structure. of the Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks in the area south of the Prescott and Mingus Mountain quadrangles. Gives descriptions of the major mines in the area: Iron King; Lone Pine; Boggs; Iron Queen; Hackberry; Binghampton; Copper Queen and Stoddard. 82 pages, 2 map plates in rear map pocket, 17 figures (including 9 photomicrographs of ore specimens) and 15 tables (chemical analyses). 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 with a CD-ROM in the rear pocket. 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

Image for The Lead, Zinc and Fluorspar Deposits of Western Kentucky

The Lead, Zinc and Fluorspar Deposits of Western Kentucky

By: E. O. Ulrich and W. S. Tangier Smith

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000208

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 36. Professionally rebound in maroon buckram with gold lettering on the spine. New flyleafs and endpapers. Some dampstaining on title page and first three pages. Pages yellowed but in very good condition. EX-LIBRIS, from the library of Dr. Eugene E. Foord, author and pegmatite mineralogist for the USGS. His stamp is on the frontendpaper. This publication is in two parts, each with a separate Table of Contents. The first part discusses the geology, stratigraphy, paleontology and structure of the rocks and ore deposits of the region. The second part discusses the ore d... View more info

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Tsumeb II

By: Georg Gebhard

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Grossenseifen, Germany, GG Publishing: 1999

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000107

Condition: Very Good


Silver lettering on green buckram. Small bump on bottom of front cover, else fine. Several tears in dust jacket, scuffed front and significantly scratched on back of jacket. English version of the classic German work on the history, mining and minerals of the Tsumeb Mining District in Namibia. The English version has different photos than the German version, so could be considered a second edition. Many superb color plates, historic B&W photographs, photographs of mineral labels, and crystal line drawings of minerals found in the district. Includes section in the rear of book on pseudomorphs,... View more info

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Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northern Arkansas

By: George I. Adams, A. H. Purdue and F. F. Burchard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000205

Condition: Good


USGS Professional Paper 24. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on the spine and cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title pages has remnants of a piece of tape near binding. Pages yellowed, first 12 pages have minor dampstaining on first 12 pages. Second half of pages have some wrinkling, all pages are OK as far as no sticking or damage. This paper covers the geology (including stratigraphy), mineralogy and mines and prospects (more than 70) of a five county area in northcentral Arkansas. 118 pages, including 27 plates (B&W photos and maps (5 in color)), and 8 figures. ... View more info

Image for Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northern Arkansas

Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northern Arkansas

By: George I. Adams, A. H. Purdue and F. F. Burchard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000206

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 24. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on the spine and cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title pages has remnants of tape near binding. Pages are yellowed. This paper covers the geology (including stratigraphy), mineralogy and mines and prospects (more than 70) of a five county area in northcentral Arkansas. 118 pages, including 27 plates (B&W photos and maps (5 in color)), and 8 figures. The historic photographs are great! View more info