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Nellie Cashman and the North American Mining Frontier
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Nellie Cashman and the North American Mining Frontier

By Chaput, Don

Tucson, AZ: Westernlore Press. Fine with no dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 0870260936 . Red buchram boards with gold writing on spine. Text block is tight and clean. Biography of the Nellie Cashman, a female miner, and the history of mining in North America. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$25.00

Mine Claim Certificate for the Jerome B. Chaffee Lode of the London Mining  Company
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Mine Claim Certificate for the Jerome B. Chaffee Lode of the London Mining Company

Very Good. 1883. A mineral certificate for a claim in the Mosquito Mining District near Leadville, Colorado. Stringbound with grommets. Has been folded with creasing. Included is the original hand-labeled envelope the document was stored in. The document contains the claim description, a claim map page, red seal of the General Land Office, and the name of Chester Arthur signed by his secretary. ; 18" x 12 1/2" .

$175.00

Map of Coal Basin from Which the Celebrated Connellsville Coke is  Manufactured
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Map of Coal Basin from Which the Celebrated Connellsville Coke is Manufactured

Pittsburgh, PA: H. C. Frick and Co.. Very Good. 1878. Map. A large, clean folded map showing the coal region around Pittsburgh. Light toning. The map shows Pittsburgh and the region east of it, with the Mellons, Ewing Playford & Company, Penn Gas, and Westmoreland coal fields marked along with the Connellsville coke coal belt. Scarce, with no copies found on OCLC. ; 20" x 26" .

$250.00

Mining Claim Certificate of Larkin Ford and Theodore Puskas, Park County,  Colorado
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Mining Claim Certificate of Larkin Ford and Theodore Puskas, Park County, Colorado

Good. 1878. Ephemera. A General Land Office mineral certificate for a claim called Mother Lode (or possibly just Mother) in the Mosquito Mining District of Park County, Colorado. The document is dated 1878 and is three pages of of the official claim, with some recording information on one quarter of the last page. The document's envelope with the handwritten name of the Vienna Mining Company and Mother claim is also included. Light soil and toning on exterior fold sections and horizontal fold splits on both leaves. The document contains the red seal of the General Land Office and a survey map along with the claim description. Tividar or Theodore Puskas was one of the claim owners, along with Larkin Ford. Theodore Puskas came up with the idea of the telephone exchange soon after the telephone's invention, managed the construction of the Hungarian North East Railway, and ran various telephone companies. Biographical sketches of Puskas mention that the silver mine claimed here was a success, and by 1879 he had moved on to run a telephone company in Paris, also serving as Thomas Edison's representative there. Larkin Ford had at least one successful Colorado mining venture before this particular claim. ; 18" x 12 3/4" ; 4 pp .

$350.00

Origin of the Magnetic Iron-Ores of Iron County, Utah

By Jennings, E. P.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Good. 1904. Pamphlet. A report with two black and white geologic feature illustrations. Light dampstains and toning on edges. A paper from Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Atlantic City Meeting, February, 1904, in which the author predicts that the "Utah iron-fields will be of great importance in the future." Not found in OCLC. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 5 pp .

$25.00

Mineral Crest, or the Hydrostatic Level Attained by the Ore-Depositing Solutions, in Certain Mining Districts of the Great Salt Lake Basin

By Jenney, Walter P.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Very Good. 1902. Pamphlet. A paper from the Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, New York and Philadelphia meetings, February and May, 1902. Very light soil and edge toning. A hydrostatic horizontal ore-body theory put forth by Dr. W. P. Jenney. No copies found on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 3 pp .

$25.00

Mineral Crest, or the Hydrostatic Level Attained by the Ore-Depositing Solutions, in Certain Mining Districts of the Great Salt Lake Basin

By Smith, George Otis; S. F. Emmons

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Good. 1902. Pamphlet. A paper from the Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, New York and Philadelphia meetings, February and May, 1902. Foxed edges on first page and light creasing. The authors critique a hydrostatic horizontal ore-body theory put forth by a Dr. W. P. Jenney in a separate paper. No copies found on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 3 pp .

$25.00

Origin of the Magnetic Iron-Ores of Iron County, Utah

By Jennings, E. P.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Very Good. 1904. Pamphlet. A report with two black and white geologic feature illustrations. Light edge wear and toning. A paper published as Transaction of the American Institute of Mining Engineers from its Atlantic City meeting, February, 1904, in which the author predicts that the "Utah iron-fields will be of great importance in the future." Not found in OCLC. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 5 pp .

$25.00

Marsac Refinery, Park City, Utah

By Stetefeldt, C. A.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Good. 1892. Pamphlet. A pamphlet describing the sulphide production methods and need for chemistry improvements at a silver refinery in Park City. Shadow toning and foxing on edges. From the Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers of a meeting at Plattsburg, June, 1892. Not found in OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 12 pp .

$35.00

Geology and Veins of Tombstone, Arizona

By Blake, William P.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Very Good. 1881. Pamphlet. A paper from Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, read at the Washington Meeting, February, 1881. Stringbound with light soil and a blue penciled number and holes from rubbing on top front. William Phipps Blake was a well-known geologist, educator and mining consultant who wrote prolifically and conducted studies throughout the world. Here he writes of the gold and silver deposits of Tombstone. Only two copies found on OCLC. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 11 pp .

$55.00

Some Recently Exploited Deposits of Wolframite in the Black Hills of South Dakota

By Irving, J. D.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Very Good. 1901. Pamphlet. From the Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Richmond Meeting, February, 1901. Staplebound pamphlet has light creasing and a rust paperclip mark on front. Personally inscribed "with the regards of the writer." Contains a geologic map of the Lead City, South Dakota area. J. D. Irving worked for the U. S. Geological Survey studying the ore-bodies of the area in 1899. Only one copy found on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 13 pp; Signed by Author .

$35.00

Free Coinage Gold Mining Company Documents from Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Free Coinage Gold Mining Company Documents from Cripple Creek, Colorado

Good. Ephemera. A collection of a lease transfer, two hardware company receipts, and a voucher, four pages on four leaves total. The receipts and voucher are glued together at top edges, covering the Morrell Hardware Company billhead and some other text on the pages. The item lists on the receipts are completely readable and date from July 31st, 1900. The voucher is to the Morrell Hardware Company on printed billhead of the Free Coinage Mining Co. The last document is a transfer of a 1/4 interest of the lease of the mine to W. A. Arey from J. W. Parker, November 20th, 1899, signed by Parker with a documentary stamp. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$70.00

Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Enclosing Report of James W.  Taylor, Special Commissioner for the Collection of Statistics Upon Gold  and Silver Mining East of the Rocky Mountains
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Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Enclosing Report of James W. Taylor, Special Commissioner for the Collection of Statistics Upon Gold and Silver Mining East of the Rocky Mountains

Washington. Good. 1867. Pamphlet. 39th Congress, 2d Session, HR Ex. Doc. No. 92. Stringbound pamphlet with foxing, light margin dampstains, and light soil. The report contains information on Western territorial mining as well as the information on the Alleghany range, Canada, Nova Scotia, and other parts of British America, with historical production estimates. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 28 pp .

$25.00

Biennial Report for the Period Ending August 1, 1918 of the Princess Annie  Copper Mining and Developing Company
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Biennial Report for the Period Ending August 1, 1918 of the Princess Annie Copper Mining and Developing Company

Very Good. 1918. Ephemera. A prospectus and letter to a shareholder from a Pueblo Colorado mining company, in the postmarked original envelope. The four-page folded one-sheet prospectus has addition fold creases and light soil, and the envelope has soil. The folded letter on the Princess Annie letterhead, dated August 16, 1917, explains that the company will be shipping out ore imminently, as soon as some men that have promised money deliver. The prospectus, dated August 11, 1918, tells of the mine development and need for another $10,000. The postmarked envelope and letter are addressed to Mr. Richard E. Alger, of Penensula [sic], Ohio, with another Ohio address penciled on the envelope. No record of the prospectus found on OCLC. .

$25.00

Annual Report of Field Work and Analyses. Geology of Colorado Coal  Deposits.
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Annual Report of Field Work and Analyses. Geology of Colorado Coal Deposits.

By Lakes, Arthur

Denver: State Printing Co.. Good. 1889. First Edition. Softcover. From the Colorado State School of Mines. Golden, Colorado, 1889. Green wrappers have chips, tears, and pieces missing at one corner and spine end. Light soil and toning, with "Coal" handwritten on front wrap. Toned edges on title page and light soil on just a few pages. Errata page. Numerous fold-out plates show scenic illustrations of coal towns and their surroundings and a few geologic maps, with a bright full-color folding frontispiece, Panoramic View and Geologic Section of Durango Coal Fields, measuring 8 3/4" by 35" with fold splits. Scarce, with only nine copies found on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 264 pp .

$175.00

New Dressing-Works of the St. Joseph Lead Company, At Bonne Terre, Missouri
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New Dressing-Works of the St. Joseph Lead Company, At Bonne Terre, Missouri

By Munroe, Prof. H. S.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Very Good. 1889. Pamphlet. A paper read before the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Buffalo Meeting, October 1888. "Author's Edition." Grey wrapper has one chipped corner, light soil, and edge toning. Three folding plans of the St. Joseph Lead Company mill are tipped in, in fine condition, with two additional plates in the text. The paper describes the workings of the 1883 mill, which could process 800 tons a day. Only four records found on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 19 pp .

$75.00

Prospectus of the Mountain Tunnel Gravel Mining Company
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Prospectus of the Mountain Tunnel Gravel Mining Company

Good. 1879. Map. A map and prospectus sheet from Placer County, California. The sheet is toned with edge chipping and two archival repairs, one running the full length of the sheet. A hand-colored map showing the surveyed location of the claim and many other nearby claims is on the left, with the prospectus on the right. The large 300-acre claim was situated in Todd's Valley, Placer County and had already sunk a tunnel for an ancient gravel bed. A short report from a San Francisco mining engineer and a newspaper quote regarding nearby productive claims are included. "Mountain Mining Co." is handwritten on verso. Everard Steele is listed as the claimant in mining records and is here listed as the president of the board. No copies found on OCLC. ; 18 1/2" x 24" .

$400.00

Senate Concurrent Resolutions No. 70. in Relation to Adolph Sutro.
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Senate Concurrent Resolutions No. 70. in Relation to Adolph Sutro.

Nevada. Good. 1867. Broadside. A cardstock broadside from the Nevada Senate endorsing the Sutro Tunnel project and Adolph's Sutro's ability to represent the project accurately to Congressman and capitalists. Light soil, some chips and edge toning, a one-inch piece missing at the lower right corner, and a one-inch tear. The printed signatures at the bottom are from R. C. Brown, Secretary of the Senate; James S. Slingerland, President of the Senate; A. Whitford, Clerk of the Assembly; and R. D. Fergusen, Speaker of the Assembly. Dated January 25th, 1867. Adolph Sutro championed this massive and deep tunnel project for the mines at Virginia City, and a Congressional act regarding support for the tunnel was passed in 1866. ; 23" x 17" .

$275.00

Senate Concurrent Resolutions No. 70. in Relation to Adolph Sutro.
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Senate Concurrent Resolutions No. 70. in Relation to Adolph Sutro.

Nevada. Good. 1867. Broadside. A cardstock broadside from the Nevada Senate endorsing the Sutro Tunnel project and Adolph's Sutro's ability to represent the project accurately to Congressman and capitalists. Light soil, some chips and edge toning, and a half-inch tear. The printed signatures at the bottom are from R. C. Brown, Secretary of the Senate; James S. Slingerland, President of the Senate; A. Whitford, Clerk of the Assembly; and R. D. Fergusen, Speaker of the Assembly. Dated January 25th, 1867. Adolph Sutro championed this massive and deep tunnel project for the mines at Virginia City. And a Congressional act regarding support for the tunnel was passed in 1866. ; 23" x 17" .

$275.00

Senate Concurrent Resolutions No. 70. in Relation to Adolph Sutro.
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Senate Concurrent Resolutions No. 70. in Relation to Adolph Sutro.

Nevada. Good. 1867. Broadside. A cardstock broadside from the Nevada Senate endorsing the Sutro Tunnel project and Adolph's Sutro's ability to represent the project accurately to Congressman and capitalists. Light soil, some chips and edge toning, tears up to an inch and a half, and a one-inch piece missing from top edge. The printed signatures at the bottom are from R. C. Brown, Secretary of the Senate; James S. Slingerland, President of the Senate; A. Whitford, Clerk of the Assembly; and R. D. Fergusen, Speaker of the Assembly. Dated January 25th, 1867. Adolph Sutro championed this massive and deep tunnel project for the mines at Virginia City, and a Congressional act regarding support for the tunnel was passed in 1866. ; 23" x 17" .

$275.00

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