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Gold! Gold! Gold! The Johannesburg Gold Rush.

By Rosenthal, Eric.

Johannesburg: The Macmillan Co, 1970. vii, 372pp, index, bw ills. Or brown cloth in jacket. Jacket price clipped, light even toning to page edges. A stirring account of the fabulous Rand goldfields- the discovery that revolutionized the world's economy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$16.93

Coromandel Gold. A Guide to the Historic Goldfields of the Coromandel Peninsula.
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Coromandel Gold. A Guide to the Historic Goldfields of the Coromandel Peninsula.

By Moore, Phil; Ritchie, Phil.

Palmerston North, NZ: The Dunmore Press, 1996. 197pp, further reading, glossary, bw & col photos, maps. Or pictorial card. Minor edge wear to covers. A well illustrated practical guide to 13 of the historic goldfields of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand with separate sections on each with detailed location maps. Includes Thames, Waiomu-Tapu Valley, Coromandel, Opitonui, Kuaotunu, Broken Hills, Whangamata, Maratoto, Wairekauri Valley, Komata, Waihi, Karangahake and Waiorongomai.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Homer, Lloyd (col photography). Small 4to.

$67.70

Up the Creek. Edie Creek and the Morobe Goldfields.

By Sinclair, James

Brisbane: Pictorial Press Australia, 2018. HEAVY.324pp, index, bibliography, bw & col ills, maps, endpaper maps. Or pictorial glossy boards in jacket. Slightest of edge wear to jacket-near new. No date-c2018. Limited edition of 650 copies of which this #134. James Sinclair's last book, published posthumously.. First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to.

$101.55

The History of Gold Discovery in Victoria.

By Flett, James.

Melbourne: The Hawthorn Press, 1970. 495pp, index, bw ills, maps, endpaper maps. Or cloth in jacket. Slightest of rubbing to jacket, small bookseller label on front pastedown, minor offset toning to endpapers/prelims. A lovely copy of this scarce history of gold in Victoria.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$118.48

Gold. The Fossickers Field Guide. Volume 1, N.S.W. Edition.

By Hindrup, Peter E.; Thompson, Grant.

Sydney: The Sometime Press, 1979. 159ppfurther reading, appendices, bw ills/diagrams, maps. Or cad. Front cover creased, damp stained and silverfished at bottom left; first few pages damp affected. Scarce gold fossicking guide with 37 maps of the known surface gold areas of NSW.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo.

$40.62

The Timcal Trail. A History of Borax.

By Travis, N.J.; Cocks, E.J.

London: Harrap, 1984. xvi, 311pp, index, glossary, references, bw ills. Or green cloth in jacket. Light even toning to page edges, slight edge wear to jacket. Borax and boron products as part of the history and developme,nt of the science of chemistry. Tells how their mining and processing have become an important industry in today's world. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$16.25

Roaring Camps. The Social World of the California Gold Rush.
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Roaring Camps. The Social World of the California Gold Rush.

By Johnson, Susan Lee.

New York: W. W. Norton, 2000. 464pp, index, bibliography, notes, bw ills. Or boards in jacket. Near new. The dynamic social world created by the gold rush in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Stockton.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$12.19

Queensland: It's Resources And Institutions: Queensland An Introductory Essay: The Mineral Industries Of Queensland: Agriculture in Queensland: The Sugar Industry Of Queensland: The Pastoral Industry In Queensland: Horticulture: Hints To Immigrants.

By FLETCHER, PRICE; BOYD, A. J; POOLE, WILLIAM; EARLE, HORACE; STAIGER, K. T; WRIGHT, THEODORE: GORDON, P. R. et al

Brisbane: James Charles Beal, Government Printer, 1886. TITLES CONTINUE: Education in Queensland: The Commerce and Industries in Queensland: A Practical Essay Upon Bush Life In Queensland: The Flora of Queensland: Handbook of Geology: Contribution to Pharmacy from Queensland: A Popular Sketch of the Natural History of Queensland: Emigration to Queensland- How to Get to That Colony: How to Settle on the Land in the Colony of Queensland. Issued In Connection With The Colonial And Indian Exhibition, 1886. v, 20, 12, 2623, 18, 10, 12, 44, 14, 107, 15, 31,8, 6ppbw text ills, large folding map of Queensland at start of 'Handbook of Quensland Geology. Or brown cloth with leather corners, leather spine covered with brown paper tape repair which is splitting on spine. Long crudely repaired tear to top left of map not affecting the image, several short tears and small splits at map folds. Tear to bottom left of title page to Geology. Occasional marks/numbers in coloured pencil. Label of Queensland Geological Survey to front pastedown, along with a couple of later labels (pastedown and spine). Much nicer than it sounds and extemely scarce. . First in Book Form. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo.

$338.50

North Queensland's Mining Heritage Trails.

By Kerr, Ruth et al.

Brisbane: Department of Mines and Energy, 1999. 52pp, references, num bw & col ills, maps. Or pictorial card. A little light edge wear. A traveller's guide to historic mining towns in North Queensland.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to.

$13.54

John Moffat's Empire.

By Kerr, Ruth

St. Lucia, Qld: J. D. & R. S. Kerr., 1979. viii, 120pp, index, bibliography, num bw ills. Or pictorial card covers. Front cover rubbed & faded near spine, spine scuffed, some foxing to page edges. John Moffat was involved in early mining operations from Gladstone in the south to the Cairns hinterland in the north. From his first involvement in tin mining at Stanthorpe in 1872 be developed interests in silver, copper, wolfram, oil shale and more, as well as manufacturing sheep shearing machines. . First Paperback. Soft Cover. Good Plus. 4to.

$30.47

The Prospector's Handbook. A Guide for the Prospector and Traveller in Search of Metal-Bearing or Other Valuable Minerals.

By Anderson, J.W.

London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, 1888. x, 132pp + publishers catalogue at rear; index, glossary, tables, bw diagrams. Or olive cloth titled and decorated in gilt. Front free endpaper detached but present, water damage to bottom front corner of cover, a few spots to rear cover and some wear to spine. Not the prettiest copy but complete.. Third Edition, Revised & Enlarged. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo.

$40.62

Old Mining Towns of North Queensland.

By Dempsey, Frank.

Adelaide: Rigby, 1980. 157pp, index, bibliography, bw ills. Or pictorial card. Near new. Looks at the mining towns, many now ghost towns, that flourished in north Queensland. Includes Palmer Goldfield, Cooktown, Hodgkinson Goldfield, Herberton Tin mining, Mount Garnet, Molloy, Chillagoe, Koorboora and the coastal goldfields.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$67.70

Beautiful Opals. Australia's National Gem.

By Cram, Len

Brisbane: Robert Brown & Associates, 1995. 80pp, num colour ills. Or card covers. Slight erasure mark on title page. Excellent pictorial on opals and the opal fields of Australia. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to.

$13.54

United We Stand. Impressions of Broken Hill 1908-1910. Recollections and Photographs from the Period.

By Stokes, Edward.

Melbourne: The Five Mile Press, 1983. HEAVY. x, 235pp, num bw photographs. Or pictorial laminated boards in jacket. Some fading to spine. SIGNED (to Bob) with place and date by author on front free endpaper. Prev owner name at top og half-title page. Recollections of elderly Broken Hill residents of the first decade of the 20th century in Australia's richest mineral field, accompanied by period photographs (mostly from the camera of James Wooler, the Barrier Mines first official photographer) recording almost every aspect of life in the town.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 4to.

$27.08

From Clancy's Day to Mine: Clancy of the Overflow's Grandson tells the Story of his Pioneer Family

By Macnamara, Norman

Sydney: ABC Enterprises, 1989. 155pp, b/w ills. Pictorial cardcover. Brief gift note to half-title page, light foxing to page edges, light edge wear.The author presents a picture of pioneers who had to fight the land from which they were trying to coax a living, combating harsh country, seasons and customs.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$12.19

The Thiess Story.

By Priest, Joan

Brisbane: Boolarong Press, 1981. viii, 256pp, index, num bw ills. Or green cloth in jacket. Ex-parliamentary library with various stamps, labels etc (inc cancelled stamps), foxing to page edges, tape staons to endpapers. Biography of Leslie Pierce and the mining company he built.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo. Ex-Library.

$44.01

The Big Fella. The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton.

By Thompson, Peter; Macklin, Robert.

Sydney: William Heinemann, 2009. 518pp, index, bibliography, references, appendices, glossarybw & col ills. Or black boards in jacket. Foxing to page edges.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$12.19

Gold-Dust and Ashes. (National Edition Volume V. SIGNED)

By Idriess, Ion L

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1939. x, 285pp, glossary, bw ills, endpaper maps. Or green cloth with circled kangaroo in gilt to front. Spine darkened and slightly flecked, endpapers toned, page egdes evenly toned. SIGNED by author on title page- "Sincerely. Ion L Idriess. 1939." . Signed by Author. National Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/None, as Issued.. 8vo.

$84.63

Men of the Jungle. (National Edition Volume IV. SIGNED)

By Idriess, Ion L

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1939. viii, 266pp, bw ills, endpaper maps. Or green cloth with circled kangaroo in gilt to front. Spine a little sunned, even toning to page edges, endpapers toned. SIGNED by author on title page- "Sincerely. Ion L Idriess.1939." . Signed by Author. National Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/None, as Issued.. 8vo.

$84.63

The Cattle King. (National Edition Volume IX. SIGNED)

By Idriess, Ion L

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1939. x, 356pp, bw ills, endpaper maps. Or green cloth with circled kangaroo in gilt to front. Ecen toning to page edges, endpapers toned, spine slightly faded and flecked. SIGNED by author on title page- "Best Wishes. Ion L Idriess. 1939." . Signed & Inscribed by the Authors. National Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/None, as Issued.. 8vo.

$101.55

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