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Banking under Difficulties or Life on the Goldfields
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Banking under Difficulties or Life on the Goldfields

By Preshaw, G. O.

Christchurch, New Zealand: Capper Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1971. Hardcover. Blue buckram boards with red type on spine. Off-white dust jacket with blue illustration and black text on front and spine. Clean text block; light toning to pages. Light toning to spine and some soiling to top edge. Dust jacket is scuffed and toned and shows some light foxing on inside flaps. Binding is tight. Small sticker for Bourne's Bookshop Tauranga on front endpaper. Originally published in 1888, this book is packed with anecdotes and amusing comments to delight readers interested in authentic reporting of life on the goldfields and the part they played in the development of Australasia. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 179 pp .

$25.00

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

Inclines to the Copper Mines. Metcalf, Arizona.
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Inclines to the Copper Mines. Metcalf, Arizona.

New York: Underwood & Underwood. Very Good. Photograph. A copper mining stereoview from the once thriving town of Metcalf, Arizona. Very light wear, copyright dates of 1903 and 1904. Several men, a woman, and burros are visible in front of many buildings, with the steep mine track lines visible on the mountains in the background. Text on the verso describes the mine operations, telling of 95% pure copper ores. The mines operated through the Great Depression, but Metcalf is now a ghost town. ; 3 1/2" x 7" .

$20.00

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

Silver Sandstone District of Utah

By Rolker, Charles M.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Good. 1880. Pamphlet. A paper read before the American Institute of Mining Engineers, at the Lake Superior Meeting, August, 1880. Light soiling and dampstains to wraps. Silver Reef was a mining town near St. George, UT. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$20.00

Ore-Shoots of Cripple Creek

By Skewes, Edward

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Very Good. 1896. Pamphlet. From the Transactions of American Institute of Mining Engineers, Colorado Meeting, September, 1896. Staplebound with small rust marks from staple. An examination of the individual mines of Cripple Creek, with many illustrations. No copies found in OCLC. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 27 pp .

$28.00

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

Sulphide-Deposit of South Iron Hill, Leadville, Colorado

By Freeland, Francis T.

American Institute of Mining Engineers. Very Good. 1885. Pamphlet. From the Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Read at the Chattanooga Meeting, May, 1885. Light soil and wear on edges. This geologic analysis of the Leadville, Colorado mining district includes several cross-section illustrations of claims and a folding map with borders measuring 11 1/2" x 14 1/2", with California Gulch and the claims marked. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 9 pp .

$45.00

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

Consolidated Gold Mountain Mining Company Prospectus
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Consolidated Gold Mountain Mining Company Prospectus

Very Good. 1902. Softcover. Grey stringbound wrapper with gilt imprint. Light soil and dampstains on wraps and pages, inked notes on front wrap and last page. A prospectus for the Consolidated Gold Mountain Mining Company of Tucson, Arizona, with photographs, geologic cross-sections, and a folding map. The mine was in the Galiuro Mountains near Tucson. No copies found on OCLC. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 32 pp .

$300.00

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

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