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image of True Story of Jacob Walzer. A Fascinating and Romantic Tale of an Old German Prospector Known to Fame as the Old Dutchman and Whose Famous Gold Mine is Still a Mystery of the Superstition Mountains

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El Paso, TX; (nd): McMath Company. Oblong Octavo. 55pp. illustrated by the author. The famous story of the lost Dutchman's gold mine hidden in the Supertition Mountains. Never found but is still sought after. This is the story of drama, adventure, mystery and murder. Bound in yellow pictorial wraps lettered in red and black green cloth backstrip. A… Read more
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Anthracite Coal (inscribed By the author)

by Haine, (Col.) Edgar A.

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Published
1987
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First Edition
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$85.00

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Chicago: Adams Press, Chicago, 1969), 1987. First Edition. Octavo. 214 pages, index, profusely illustrated with details. While the author is best known for his books on railroads, he grew up in the coal regions of Pennsylvania where hard coal (or rock coal) was mined. Here there are the accounts of the various mines and mining processes, such as… Read more
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Underground; or, Life Below the Surface;

by Knox, Thomas Wallace (1835-1896)

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Published
1878
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$150.00

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Hartford: The J.B. Burr Publishing, 1878. Thick Octavo. [5]-942 pages. illustrated throughout. The long subtitle goes on to add: "mines and mining in all parts of the world--caves and their mysteries--famous tunnels--down in the depths of the sea--the latter part of the book deals with the criminal underground and the theft of diamonds, prize fighting, … Read more
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Journeys of Observation

by Rickard, T.A.

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1907
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$150.00

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San Francisco: Dewey Publishing Company, 1907. Small Thick Quarto. Author's edition, Inscribed: "With Christmas Greetings from the Author, December 23, 1921. xvi, 255 pages, vii, 130 pages with 144 pages of plates, illustrations, maps. 2 large distinct volumes in one. The beautiful cover of a Mexican with his sombrero were done by Maynard Dixon (see the MD… Read more
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image of Fourth Annual Festival of Mountain and Plain; Official Program; Denver, Colo: October 4th, 5th, 6th,1889

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Denver: Np, 1889. First Edition. Octavo. Color die-cut booklet, with images. 48 pages of which 45 are color sketches of floats designed for the festival. With Colorado facing a severe depression from the Silver Crash of 1893, Major Hooper of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad proposed a festival that would be a western version of Mardi… Read more
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$400.00
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The Diamond Hunters

by Smith, Wilbur

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First Edition
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$85.00

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London; (1971): Heinemann. First Edition. Octavo. A review copy with letter from the publisher of Doubleday and Co. laid in. The publisher explains why he is sending the recipient a British copy. 230(1)pp., Bound in lavender paper covered boards, spine lettering gilt two slightly bent corners, near fine in a very good pictorial dust jacket with rubbing along the… Read more
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image of When Iron Was King in Dodge County, Wisconsin, 1845-1928; Foreword By Robert E. Owen

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Mayville, Wisconsin: Mayville Historical Society, 1993. Thick Quarto. xiv, 735 pages, bibliographic references (pages 691-702), index. The remarkable history of the discovery of "red direct" or the Neda Formation and the huge expansion of mining from the late 1840's. The conditions were barely tolerable as temperatures in the process were 130 degrees with… Read more
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image of Subterraneous Surveying; with and Without the Magnetic Needle; New Edition with Seventy-six Diagrams and a general Index

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London: Lockwood & Co, 1871. Small Octavo. [v]-xiii, pages, 1 leaf, 165 pages including diagrams. He began his system in 1804 of solving the problem of subterranean mines as well as the variations with the magnetic needle. This became the definitive edition used in mining at the last part of the nineteenth century. Few copies… Read more
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image of Something About the Prudhomme Gold Mining_Milling Co: Gold from the Mother Lode of California

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Los Angeles, CA. [1974]. 12mo. 36 unnumbered pages. Laid in is a facsimile of the original cash subscripton blank, a four page promotional leaflet explaining why investing in their old mining venture was good in 1903 (and they survived well enough to keep up their promises to reprint this in 1974). OCLC reports that the only copy… Read more
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A Thrilling Story from Alaska

by Rugg, S.M.

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$175.00

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[Los Angeles': [Interdenominational Free Tract Society, 1913]. 12mo. 8 pages. illustrations. OCLC records only one copy at the Newberry Library from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana [#3602]. Besides being very rare, S.M. Rugg (born in 1834) tried silver mining in New Mexico, with initial great success and then the drop in price… Read more
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image of El Prodigio Mining Co., March 23, 1904 Autographed Document Signed with Carbon Copy [Spanish Translation]

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Once Porfirio Diaz became President of Mexico, he proceeded to limit the tax liability for investors. At the same time, he began a process of protecting mining interest against both Indian and bandit raids. By 1890 American investors began to aggressively add mining, railroads and ranching as a new "gold rush" mentality developed. These two documents from 1904 show… Read more
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image of The Assayer's Manual, an Abridged Treatise on the Docimastic Examination of Ores, and Furnace and Other Artificial Products, Illustrated By Eighty-Seven Engravings

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Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1889. Octavo. 2nd American Edition. translated from the German by William T. Brannt, edited with extensive additions by F. Lynwood Garrison. xx, 354 pages, index, bibliography. Illustrated with87 engravings. expanded from the smaller 1883 edition. These were the advances beginning to be used in the expansion of American mining. The… Read more
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image of Tin: Describing the Chief Methods of Mining, Dressing_Smelting it Abroad with Notes Upon Arsenic, Bismuth and Wolfram

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London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1884. Octavo. xi, 83 pages with extensive plans (some folded, part double). The reason this became the major book on mining tin, Charleton's drawings were carefully laid down to scale after he had made original sketches. Since most of the serious mining of tin was done in Bohemia and Saxony in the Ore Mountains… Read more
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Growing Up in Chisholm on the Mesabi Iron Range

by Kosiak, Michael (Mike)

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First Edition
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$55.00

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(North Star Press, St. Cloud, MN. 2005). First Edition. Octavo. xiii, 235 pages. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. The author who passed away in 2012, was born and raised in Chisholm became a navigator on a B-24 bomber in World War II and after the war entered the University of Minnesota where he graduated from… Read more
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The Industry Catalogue of Gold Bullion Coins

by Desebrock, Niegel

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First Edition
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$350.00

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(Grendon International Research, East Fremantle, Western Australia, 1999) 379 pages, profusely illustrated with 950 images of which many are in color presenting the wide variety of gold coins and bullion. This is the definitive reference source on gold at all levels from the international dealers, the mining companies, the fabricators, the institutional investors, the depositories and the government mints in… Read more
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image of Northern Pacific Tour: From the Lakes_Mississippi River to the Pacific Including Puget Sound _Alaska

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St. Paul; nd (ca.1900): W.C. Riley. . 29 pages. Expanded and revised after W.C. Riley took over the Northern Pacific and controlled the publication of this edition to include a number of Alaska images from Sitka, Juneau, Fort Wrangle to reflect the Yukon Gold Rush and others. There are also images from Butte Montana on mining, and birds-eye photograph… Read more
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Comstock Mining and Miners

by Lord, Eliot

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Published
1883
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$300.00

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Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. Quarto. xiv, 451 pages, three maps (two large folding), It is from this book we learn that the miners in the Gold Hill District created their own political sub-parties to protect their interest and wrote there would be no banking schemes (which in past cases and caused major frauds on miners in… Read more
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Golden Treasures of the San Juan (Inscribed By Temple H. Cornelius)

by Marshall, John B. And Temple H. Cornelius

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$95.00

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Denver; (1961): Sage Books. 235p. This is a book about lost mines and hidden treasures in the San Juan region. There are seventeen stories and forty-four illustrations, mostly photographs and maps. Cornelius was one of the old timers who knew those who were there when gold was discovered in 1860. He remembered the accounts of the Indians, Mexicans, miners… Read more
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Rochester, New York, nd. (ca.1900): Vredenburg & Co. Oblong Quarto. 100 leaves, all illustrations (138 images). This work which is the largest early photographic editon of Graham County and includes photographs of smelters, factories, copper mining, drug stores, railroad stations, landscapes, libraries, small businesses as well as school buildings. While more than half are devoted… Read more
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image of Fundamentals of Rotary Drilling; the Rotary Drilling System, a Professional and Practical Training Guide to Its equipment, Procedures and Technology

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Dallas: Energy Publications, 1981. Quarto. 229p. Many illustrations providing how oil technology developed with a history of the down-hole tools and dozens of photographic illustrations as well as drill string components and the rig floor. With the same equipment today, oil can still be produced without the problem of poor recovery causes. The last chapter provides the basis for… Read more
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