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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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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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Macrofossils from Eastern Alaska and Western Yukon Territory

By: R. M. Jeffords and C. H. Stevens

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Humble Oil & Refining Company: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000194

Condition: Good


Confidential geologic report, privately published. Printed wraps, cover and spine edges scuffed, cover shows some soiling. Inner covers reinforced by tape, title page detached from body but still attached to reinforcing tape. Reconnaissance study of paleontology in Alaska and Yukon as an aid to petroleum exploration. 127 pages, plus 4 foldout tables and 61 B&W plates of fossils with descriptive text. 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

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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

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The Early Miocene Buffalo Canyon Flora of Western Nevada

By: Daniel I. Axelrod

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000032

ISBN: 0520097661

Condition: Very Good


"The Buffalo Canyon flora of 69 species , dated at 18 Ma., comes from ashy diatomaceous shale in the lower Buffalo Canyon formation of western Nevada.... The fossil plants were transported by turbidity current into the lake in late summer or autumn." From the author's abstract. 22 plates and a geologic map in back pocket. Back cover is creased, otherwise in very good condition. View more info

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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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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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Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

By: Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT, Globe Pequot Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000100

ISBN: 1564401332

Condition: Fine


A beautifully illustrated publication on the lighthouses of the western United States, including their history, architecture and contact/touring information. View more info