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Image for Collecting Arizona:State of Mines, Legacy of Minerals

Collecting Arizona:State of Mines, Legacy of Minerals

By: Terry C. Wallace (editor)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Lithographie: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000110

ISBN: 0983632316

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. Profusely illustrated collection of stories on the history of mining and mineral collecting in Arizona. Firsthand accounts and great stories make you feel like you were there. Complemented with beautiful photographs of minerals and mines (color and B&W), maps, and historical B&W photos make this a must have book for mineral collectors.366 pages. 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

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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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

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

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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Prospecting our Past: Gold, Silver and Tungsten Mills of Boulder County

By: Harrison S. Cobb

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, The Book Lode: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000088

ISBN: 0961779934

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover. Very slight wear along edges of cover and spine. A solidly researched publication on the mines and mills of Boulder County, Colorado, written by a man who had mined this region for many years, and at one point served as president of the Colorado Mining Association. Numerous B&W photos and maps. 153 pages. View more info

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Schweizer Trachtenschmuck

By: Dr. Jenny Schneider

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Verlag Paul Haupt Berne: 1965

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000094

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Covers mildly scuffed, lightly soiled, and some minor creasing. Publication on 18th and 19th century jewelry from the Schweizeriscen Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland. Acquired from the estate of John Sinkankas in 2005. 15 pages and 16 B&W plates. 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. View more info

Image for The Darwin Silver-Lead Mining District, California

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 F. John Barlow Mineral Collection

By: J. 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. View more info

Image for The Magnificent Mineral Collection of Joseph A. Freilich

The Magnificent Mineral Collection of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000186

Condition: Near Fine


Auction catalog. Pictorial wraps and jacket. Auction catalog of a freat mineral collection. 226 pages, including numerous color photographs of beautiful and rare mineral specimens. View more info

Image for The Mineral resources of the Mount Wrangell District, Alaska

The Mineral resources of the Mount Wrangell District, Alaska

By: Walter C. Mendenhall and Frank C. Schrader

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000202

Condition: Good


USGS Professional Paper 15. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Title page (original ) has library stamp in lower right corner. Overall, original pages are yellowed, some creasing wear and tear, the new binding makes it very usable and stable. This book was bound while it was in the library of Walter S. Lombardo. This report focuses primarily on the geology, mineralogy and economic potential of the gold and copper mines and prospects of the Mount Wrangell area. 71 pages, including 10 plates (one large foldout map, s... View more info

Image for The Trouble With Gold...: A Promising Treasure From Cripple Creek

The Trouble With Gold...: A Promising Treasure From Cripple Creek

By: Jim Davis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Deep Creek Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000018

ISBN: 096633471x

Condition: New


Historical western fiction. "November 24, 1914, Cripple Crrek, Colorado: a room-sized cave, encrusted with gold, is discovered in the Cresson Mine. A more wondrous sight than any fable could conceive of, the gold stimulates the imagination and greed of a mine boss, a notorious district highgrader, and two former outlaws from Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch." From the publisher. 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