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Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

By: James H. Garbani

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Arizona Territorial Trader: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000070

Condition: Fine


Includes a separate 32" x 20' reprint of Map and Index of Arizona Mining Districts (1961) by the Arizona Bureau of Mines. Written for collectors of Arizona mining history (especially stock certificates). This book "lists 12,6000 mines and mining companies with their corresponding mining/mineral district of closest geographical location. All companies listed conducted mining in the Territory and/or State of Arizona between 1854-1954. Other features are black and white reproduction of many older stocks and bonds." From the publisher. 320 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Opals of the Desert

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000055

ISBN: 1862730660

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the opal mines of the central desert region of Australia, and includes the famous opal fields of Coober Pedy, White Cliffs, Andamooka, and Mintabie.Covers the opal districts, types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the region and opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Australian Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000059

ISBN: 1862730326

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully illustrated publication emphasizing precious opals from Lightning Ridge and Queensland (boulder opal). Has a nice section on assembled stones (doublets and triplets) and also discusses color patterns, history and pseudomorphs. 4 color postcards are attached in the back 24 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000060

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 32 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000061

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 28 pages. View more info

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Internal Structure of Granitic Pegmatites

By: E. N. Cameron, R.H. Jahns, A. H. McNair and L.R. Page

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Urbana, Illinois, Economic Geology Publishing Co.: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000078

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library. small white library sticker and stamp on front cover, small stamp on front flyleaf; small crease on upper right cover and pages. Printed wraps. 79 figures, including many mine maps (some fold-outs) and B&W photographs. 5 tables of mineral assemblages for various types of pegmatites in the United States. This report describes the research conducted between 1939 and 1945 by U.S.geologists on the strategic and critical mineral potential of pegmatites in New England, Southeastern U.S., South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. A comprehensive examination of struct... 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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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

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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

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Secrets of the Gem Trade, Second Eition: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

By: Richard W. Wise

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Lenox, Massachusetts, Brunswick House Press: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000025

ISBN: 0972822321

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. "To rave reviews from across the industry, Secrets Of The Gem Trade has been completely rewritten revised and expanded. It is over a third larger, includes five new introductory essays, 11 new chapters and 278 images, including 161 new additional images." "Completely revised and expanded with 11 new chapters focusing on Jade, Demantoid Garnet, Natural Nacreous Pearls, Conch Pearls, Sunstone, Moonstone, Peridot, Cobalt Blue Spinel, Red & Pink Spinel and Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Also there are five new introductory essays covering Blue-white diamo... View more info

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The Terrestrial Eocene-Oligocene Transition in North America

By: Donald R. Prothero and Robert J. Emry

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Cambridge University Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000027

ISBN: 0521433878

Condition: Near Fine


"The first part of this book summarizes the latest information in dating and correlation of the strata of late middle Eocene through early Oligocene age in North America, including the latest insights from argon/argon dating and magnetic stratigraphy. The second part reviews almost all the impotant terrestrial reptiles and mammal found near the Eocene-Oligocene boundary in the White River Chronofauna,from the turtles, snakes, and lizards, to the common rodent, carnivores, artiodactyls, and perissodactyls. This is the first comprehensive treatment of these rocks in over sixty years." Fr... View more info