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    Transactions of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers. Volume XIII. 1896-97 by Brown, M Walton [ed.]

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne: The Institution of Mining Engineers. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. 1898. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). lxxiv, 732pp. 27 b/w plates, some fold-out. Printed by Andrew Reid & Co Ltd. .


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    AUD $30.03

    In Search of Opal by Kalokerinos, Archie

    Ure Smith, Sydney, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. 700 g.; 144 pages, Acknowledgements, List of Illustrations, A Classification and Description of Australian Opal. Photographic endpapers, showing the colour of green Opal. Photographic title page showing the environs of Coober Pedy. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured photographs and one black-and-white illustration. Pale green/grey coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, the front panel showing Opal in situ and the back panel, miners at work digging for Opal, with white writing on the front panel and white and black on the spine. Price clipped dustjacket, gift inscription on verso of front free end page. The story of the author who fell under the spell of Opal while practising medicine in Lightning Ridge. He then went to Coober Pedy and became a miner and the book tells the trials and tribulations of being an Opal miner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; mining; Inventory No: 0230441. .


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    $100.00

    Mineral Resources of Southern Africa including Union of South Africa and Protectorates also Rhodesia, Tanganyika, Nyasaland, Belgian Congo and West Africa by Lett, Stephen J

    Central News Agency, South Africa, 1926. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fair/No Jacket. signed. Inscribed by Author(s)86 pages (complete) plus advertising pages. In general fair to poor repair. The linen-cloth cover is worn and generously handled. The front cover has a healthy length-long crease - this does not alter the strength of the cover. The spine has wear and minor tear to the seams. The cover is glued, the book is stapled. The stapled binding is strong and sound. The pages have handling wear to the edges. The pages themselves are clean, clear, confident, bold, sure, neat, well ordered, competent. fk


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    AUD $12.74

    Westwood Gold ! (Seal Books) by Wilson, H.H

    Seal Books/Rigby, Adelaide, 1973. First Australian Paperback Edition. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. list of illustrations, acknowledgements and index. Colour illustrated cover, showing a man on a camel, with red and black titles to the front panel and back titles to the backstrip. A little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges and very light age toning of the internal text. A history of the gold mines, and of the men and women, of the early Roaring days of Western Australia at the beginning of the 20th century. Part of the Seal Books series. Size: Standard Paperback. VIII, 184 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Western Australia; Mining ; Australia; ISBN: 0727003658. ISBN/EAN: 9780727003652. Inventory No: 0110247. . 9780727003652 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. .


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    $25.00

    Enterprise, Industry and Art of Man... by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (Peter Parley)

    Boston: Rand and Mann, 1849. Hardcover. Good. As Displayed in Fishing, Hunting, Commerce, Navigation, Mining, Agriculture and Manufactures. Parleys Cabinet Library. Original cloth, blindstamped gilt decorated spine with bright gilt, no jacket. Light discoloring and foxing to come pages. Top edge of spine cap is torn. Previous owner's name on front end paper. Illustrated with engravings. Clean and tight.


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    $68.00

    In The Common Interest : The Story of the Transvaal and Orange Free State Chamber of Mines

    Transvaal and Orange Free State Chamber of Mines, 1966. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 57 pages (complete). In fair to good condition. Included: a photocopy from 'Mining Survey' of an address given in January 1968 by Mr T Reekie, the then President of Chamber of Mines, that one is advised to read 'in conjunction with' this book 'which it up dates [sic]'. The board cover is much worn and scuffed from storage and usage. The gold decoration is gleaming bright. Inside, the contents are in very good condition throughout. The pages are clear, fresh, very bright, clean and genial. fk


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    $20.00

    Papers Presented Before The First Symposium on Underground Mining Volume II by National Coal Association

    Washington, DC: National Coal Association, 1975. Hardcover. Very Good. Ex-library withdrawn from a university library. Softcover rebound in hardcover library boards. Usual library markings including library stickers and stamps. A few pencil markings in the text. Binding is tight.


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    AUD $25.03

    Rediscovering Victoria's Goldfields by Bechervaise, John

    Pitman, Carlton, Victoria, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. VIII, 120 pages, further reading and index. Photographic endpapers, showing an early Victorian gold mine. Black-and-white photographic title page, double page, showing another old Victorian gold mine. The text is illustrated with numerous modern and contemporary black-and-white photographs, contemporary illustrations and the occasional colour photograph. Olive coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the edges of the backstrip and to the book corners. Light shelf wear to the lower book edges. Very light browning to the text block edges. Colour photographic dustwrapper, showing abandoned gold mine, with yellow titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Rubbing and marking to the dustwrapper panels. "The last of the great Victorian gold mines has ceased production. Yet, everywhere, is a mounting interest in Victoria's gold industry. There is a new rush, to seek and see, and if possible to preserve the evidence of history that can never be repeated." -- from the front fold over blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Victoria; Mining ; ISBN: 0858966751. ISBN/EAN: 9780858966758. Inventory No: 0106332. . 9780858966758


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    $68.00

    Crown Mines, Limited. A Brief Description of Underground and Surface Arrangements (Being extracts from a Paper read before the S A Institution of Engineers, on the 7th March 1931 . entitled "Centralised Organisation of the Crown Mines, Limited.") 28th March, 1914

    Crown Mines, Limited, 1914. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good/No Jacket. 4 pages (complete) with three diagrams (two folded). All in general good condition. The manila cover is smart, sombre and sure. The stapled spine is secure. Inside, the contents are tidy, clean, clean and confident. fk


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    AUD $30.03

    In the Kirghiz Steppes; Copper for the Tsars by Wardell, John Wilford

    The Galley Press, London, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 500 g; 190 pages, indexed, illustrated with 4 maps, and black-and-white illustrations including a frontispiece. Illustrated dustjacket by Peter Kent has been price clipped at the lower corner of the front fold over, and apart from that, the book shows no damage. "the book surveys the life and ideas of the provincial Russians, in many ways so different from the Muscovites whom most tourists meet." -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Mining; Russia; Inventory No: 0230462. .


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    $10.00

    Non-Metallic Minerals Occurrence - Preparation - Utilization by Raymond B. Ladoo

    London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Ex-library withdrawn from a university library. Rebound in hardcover library bindings. Usual library markings including library stickers and stamps. Minor shelfwear. Binding is tight, and interior is clean with no markings in the text.


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    $200.00

    Probing the frontiers: The story of Pinkie Hill by Lang, John

    Jonathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg, 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. signed. Inscribed by Author(s)173 pages (complete). A rare copy of this book. It is not only inscribed by Lang but is also signed by Pinkie Hill. In addition there are the signatures of many of Hill's friends, all of them the great and powerful in the Johannesburg Mining world, but also academia. Those that are legible are of: Ken Steele, Dr W. S. Rapson, Reinald Hofmeyr, Barrington Mudd, Tony Petersen, George Nisbet (who was president of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy when Hill was awarded its prestigious Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award (he was the third to receive it)), T. L. Gibbs, Professor Robert ('Bob') Charlton (who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand) and most significantly, HARRY OPPENHEIMER. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj has mild edge wear. The board cover has shelf pulls to the head and foot. Inside there is evidence of usage. The title page has a mild surface mark. Otherwise the contents are clear, clean, content, relaxed and genial. fk


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    $42.00

    The Gold Of The Rand; A Great National Industry [ 1887-1923]

    South African Industrial News Service, 1924. Soft cover. Good. Wraps are worn and marked.Foxing.Tightly bound.A brief account of the Witwatersrand Mining Industry,its achievements and objects;how the mines are operated,and what they mean to the country.135 pages.[R.K]


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    $15.00

    Never Forget: Dec. 77 - Mar. 78. Brookwood, AL [small circular handmade plaster plaque with a chunk of coal]

    Brookwood, AL, 1978. 2.5 inch diameter plaque, painted blue with a chunk of coal glued to the top, with a printed sticker and the name of the town added by hand in yellow paint. Created to commemorate the Bituminous coal strike led by the United Mine Workers of America from December 6, 1977 to March 19, 1978.


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    £24.00

    Richard Sutcliffe: The Pioneer of Underground Belt Conveying by Sutcliffe, R J; Sutcliffe, Edward D

    Richmond: R.W. Simpson & Co. Ltd. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 1948. Reprint. Brown hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 95pp. B/w plates. .


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    $10.00

    Showdown in coal: the struggle for rank-and-file unionism by Nyden, Linda and Paul Nyden

    Pittsburgh: Miner's Report, 1978. 20p., very good in staplebound wraps, illus.


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    $4,500.00

    Versuch über die natürliche and politische Geschichte der böhmischen and mährischen Bergwerke by PEITHNER, Johann Thaddäus Anton, Ritter von Lichtenfels

    Finely engraved title-page, one folding engraved map, & numerous large & fine engraved head- & tail-pieces. xx, 464, [34] pp. Folio, cont. marbled sheep (lower cover a little abraded), spine richly & brightly gilt, orange morocco lettering piece on spine. Vienna: M. A. Schmidt, 1780. First edition, and a really fine copy, of this beautifully decorated and attractive book. This work contains a detailed account and history, district by district, of the mines of Bohemia, an area of great mineral wealth including coal, lignite, iron, and the raw materials for porcelain. Peithner provides much information on the earlier and contemporary mineralogical and geological histories of the area. Also included is a chapter on the rivers and streams contributing to the Moldau, Elbe, and Eger rivers, with mineralogical remarks. There is a long section of the mining laws and regulations which apply to the region. Peithner (1727-92), was professor of mining at Prague and later became professor of mining law at Chemnitz and privy councillor at Vienna. This copy has none of the foxing or browning which usually is present. The fine head- and tail-pieces are signed by Jacob Adam and J.E. Mansfeld. ❧ Hoover 629. Poggendorff, II, 388-89.


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    AUD $15.02

    Gateways to Gold (Seal Books) by Wilson, H.H

    Seal Books/Rigby, Adelaide, 1974. First Australian Paperback Edition. Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. preface fiery author, list of illustrations and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs throughout the text. Colour photographic cover with white and yellow titles to the front panel and black and gold titles to the backstrip. A little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Browning to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text. A history of the gold mines, in the Murchison area of Western Australia, and of the men and women, of the early roaring days of Western Australia at the beginning of the 20th century. Part of the Seal Books series. Size: Standard Paperback. X, 172 pages, last page blank,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Western Australia; Mining ; Australia; ISBN: 0851797113. ISBN/EAN: 9780851797113. Inventory No: 0110298. . 9780851797113 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. .


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    AUD $392.00

    The Limestone Deposits New South Wales.. by Carne, J. E

    Sydney, William Applegate Gullick, 1929. 8vo.stiff card covers with cloth spine. 378pp. Fold-out maps & charts. Good, foxing an stain on cover, 2 of the folding maps torn & repaired with tape. .


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    Under the Iron Rainbow; North West Australia Today by White, Osmar

    Heinemann, Melbourne, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. list of illustrations. Illustrated endpapers, showing a map of North West Western Australia. Text is illustrated with both black and white and coloured photography. Black covered boards with gilt writing on spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing workmen in a large pipe, with black background and white in yellow writing on front panel and spine. "... a fascinating description of the country and its people and a penetrating commentary on its population problems, the raping of the countryside and the exploitation of its natural wealth.". small tear at the top right of the rear panel, trivial rubbing at the corners of the dust jacket. The book itself is clean and without damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 170 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Conservation ; Local History -- Western Australia; Mining ; Australia; Genealogy & Local History. Inventory No: 0259970. .


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    $12.00

    Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers Volume 223, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME

    The Institute, 1962. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. boards are shelf rubbed and edge worn. ownership inscription. mild tanning. well bound. good copy.[S.K]


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    AUD $25.03

    Australia's Earliest Mining Era, South Australia 1841-1851; Paintings by Auhl, Ian & Marfleet, Denis

    Rigby, Adelaide, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: S. T. Gill. 700 g; (2), 108, (2) pages with bibliography. The 1st 43 pages are illustrated with reproductions of documents and also black-and-white photographs. The accompanying text gives a history of the opening of South Australia through mining. Page 44 has a colour map "Part of South Australia, Showing the Mining Districts", and then follows the reproduction of 31 colour paintings by ST Gill, many of which are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia. Colour illustrated dustjacket has faded on the left-hand side and top edge of the front panel and on the spine section. There is no other damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: S. T. Gill. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Art -- Australian; Mining; Australia; ISBN: 0851798861. ISBN/EAN: 9780851798868. Inventory No: 0234244. . 9780851798868


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    $58.00

    Trackless Mining Symposium 1988 by Association of Mine Managers of South Africa

    The Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 515 pages (complete). A collection of addresses and papers presented at the 1988 Symposium for the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa. The red cover is handsome. It has mild wear and marking. The corners have shallow shelf depressions. The paper trims have handling marks. Inside the front cover there is a previous owner signature. The contents are clear, very clean, tight against the binding, sturdy and fresh. fk


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    AUD $15.02

    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs; she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse by Carter, Paul

    Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2005. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic. The 1st page is drawings of different types of rigs used in oil extraction, the next 2 pages a double page map showing the location is mentioned in the book. The authors were taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest oil rigs on the planet, the author has gotten into trouble and been given serious talkings to in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Colombia, Nigeria and Russia. Full number line. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7¾" - 9¾" tall ). XII, 204 pages, in original photographic illustrated softcover binding.. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Brunei; mining. ISBN: 1741146984. ISBN/EAN: 9781741146981. Inventory No: 0269013. . 9781741146981 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. .


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