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1 Abbe, Donald Ray Austin and the Reese River Mining District Nevada's Forgotten Frontier
Reno, Nevada Univ of Nevada Press 1985 0874170915 / 9780874170917 Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked. Slight gouge on edge of small part of back cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; Nevada Studies in History & Political Science; 8.90 X 5.80 X 0.40 inches; 128 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Adams, Midretta Historic Silver City the Story of the Owyhees
Nampa, Idaho Owyhee Press 1969 Second Revised Edition; Fourth Printing Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
Unmarked. Sun bleaching on spine and top. Blue binding. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear except as noted. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.75 USD
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3 Agricola, Georgius De Re Metallica
New York Dover Publications 1950 0486600068 / 9780486600062 First Edition (?) Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Some wear or fading on covers. Wear pm , most corners. Ex libris sticker on inside cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Dover Earth Science; Wood block print; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 672 pages 
Price: 13.61 USD
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4 Agricola, Georgius; Hoover, Herbert Clark; Hoover, Henry Lou (translators) De Re Metallica Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations, and Appendices...
New York Dover 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked, mild wear on corners. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wearOriginally published in 1556, Agricola's De ReM etallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation what today would be called the "scientific approach." It was therefore the first book to offer detailed technical drawings to illustrate the various specialized techniques of the many branches of mining, and the first to provide a realistic history of mining from antiquity to the mid-sixteenth century. For almost 200 years, Agricola remained the only authoritative work in this area and by modern times it had become one of the most highly respected scientific classics of all time. A book more often referred to in literature on mining and metallurgy than any other, its Latin text prevented it from being as widely used as it might have been. In 1912, the book was translated by former President Herbert Clark Hoover and his wife. Printed in a limited edition, the work was quickly bought up by book collectors, historians, and medievalists, who had found that there was much to be learned from its pages. The book contains an unprecedented wealth of material on alluvial mining, alchemy, silver refining, smelting, surveying, timbering, nitric acid making, and hundreds of other phases of the medieval art of metallurgy. The text even covers the legal aspects of mining the use of boundary stones, forfeitures of titles, safety requirements of tunnel building in the 1500s, and so on.; Woodcuts; 10.90 X 7.10 X 2.20 inches; 638 pages 
Price: 74.22 USD
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5 Allen, R. J. The Story of Susperstition Mountain and the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
New York Pocket Books 1971 First Edition Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked. Mild wear on corners. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Mass Market PB; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 212 pages 
Price: 21.62 USD
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6 Alvarez, Tiburcio, H. Las Minas De Guanajuato Vision Fotografica Del Viejo Gunajuato, y Breve Historia de las Minas de Guanajuato.
Museo De La Alhondiga De Granitas 9999 Softcover Good+ 
Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 65 pages 
Price: 40.66 USD
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7 Anon The Ghost Town of Bodie, a California State Park
Bishop, California Chalfant Press 1967 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. Dedication and signatures of authors on inside cover page. ; Book Description; Spine has staples. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; East of the High Sierra series; B&W Photographs; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 117 pages; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 7.82 USD
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8 Anon. Rhyolite - Death Valley's Ghost City of Golden Dreams
Twenty Nine Palms, Calfornia Calico Press 1970 Second Revised Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's name on inside cover page. ; Book Description; Spine has staples. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with wear as noted. Ships Safe and Fast. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages; B000KOACOU 
Price: 6.22 USD
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9 Auhl, Ian The story of the "monster mine" The Burra Burra mine and its townships, 1845-1877
Adelaide Available from District Council of Burra Burra 1986 0858640937 / 9780858640931 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. A good as new. ; Book Description: Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 475 pages 
Price: 451.97 USD
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10 AUHL, IAN & MARFLEET, DENIS with paintings by GILL, S T AUSTRALIA'S EARLIEST MINING ERA - South Australia 1841 - 1851 - PAINTINGS BY S T GILL
Australia Axiom 1988 First Edition (?); Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Gill, S. T. 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 108 pages 
Price: 20.97 USD
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11 Avery, David Not on Queen Victoria's Birthday Story of the Rio Tinto Mines
London HarperCollins Distribution Services 1974 0002113341 / 9780002113342 First Edition (?); First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's name on inside cover. Mild wear on some corners of dust jacket. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; B&W Photographs; 9.37 X 7.24 X 1.65 inches; 464 pages 
Price: 55.87 USD
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12 Barton, D.B A History of Tin Mining and Smelting in Cornwall
Great Britian Bradford Barton 1967 0851530362 / 9780851530369 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Previous owner's name on title page. Mild wear on some corners of dust jacket. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; B&W Photographs; X X ; 302 pages 
Price: 44.95 USD
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13 Barton, Denys Bradford Historic Cornish Mining Scenes Underground
Cornwall Truro Bookshop 1967 First Edition (?); First Printing Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's name on inside cover. Minor wear on edges of spine in one place, otherwise very good condition or better. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast; B&W Photographs; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 56 pages 
Price: 86.22 USD
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14 Barton, R. M. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GEOLOGY OF CORNWALL.
Truro D. Bradford Barton 1969 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. 1-2 mm tea stain on top pages on outside. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 168 pages 
Price: 24.88 USD
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15 Battien, Pauline The Gold Seekers A 200 Year History of Mining in Washington, Idaho, Montana & Lower British Columbia
Colville, Washington Statesman Examiner 1989 0940151162 / 9780940151161 First Edition (?) Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast; B&W Photographs; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 265 pages 
Price: 38.77 USD
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16 Bax, Karl Treasures from the Earth; the History of Mining (Russian Language)
Moscow, Ussr Publishing House of Foreign Language Books. 1986 First Russian Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Smal bump in top front cover edge. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Published without Dust Jacket. Translated from the German. ; Textbook; Wood block print; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 383 pages 
Price: 35.21 USD
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17 Beebe, Lucius Comstock Commotion; the Story of the Territorial Enterpise and Virginia City News.
New York Stanford University Press 1954 First Edition (?); First Printing Softcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Some shelf wear on edge of spine, otherwise very good condition. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 130 pages 
Price: 23.66 USD
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18 Beebe, Lucius & Charles Clegg & E. S. Hammack Legends of the Comstock Lode
Menlo Park, California Stanford University Press 1956 0804704635 / 9780804704632 Second Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked. Partial name sticker on inside cover page. Mild wear on some corners. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 5.80 X 0.40 inches; 82 pages 
Price: 7.22 USD
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19 Belden, L. Burr Mines of Death Valley
Glendale, California La Siesta Press 1966 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked, except or previous owner's name on inside cover page. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. L. Burr Belden, a San Bernardino Valley resident since 1919, was a history major back in his university days. In the past 46 years on the editorial staff of the San Bernardino SUN-TELEGRAM he has made history of our deserts both vocation and avocation. In the process he has authored several books, served as director and officer of both the San Bernardino County Museum and San Bernardino County Historical Society. He is past president of the Death Valley 49ers, Inc. , and the official historian of San Bernardino County. Mr. Belden has made the Death Valley National Monument area the field of his intensive study since the early years of the 1920s. This is his fifth book on the region. Here is the story of fabulous mining booms, of the men who braved hot wastes to find gold and silver bonanzas from 1849 to World War II, an informal record that proves the truth is a far better story than the numerous 'fakes' written about this region. Here also are reasoned, researched accounts of the famous 'Lost Gunsight', and 'Lost Breyfogle 'together with an explanation of the 'Lost Mormon Diggins'. Since the early 1920s L. Burr Belden has sought out and interviewed these bonanza finders and has been proud. To name them as friends. Now he shares their confidences with you who read this book. ; Traveler Guidebooks; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 71 pages 
Price: 12.22 USD
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20 Benett, Russell H. Quest for Ore
Minneapolis T.S. Dennison & Company, Inc. 1963 First Edition (?); Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Introduction by Herbert Hoover. ; Signed By Author; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 410 pages 
Price: 26.50 USD
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