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From De Re Metallica to De Re Metallica Translated From the First Latin Edition Of 1556 With Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices Upon the Development Of Mining Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy & Mining Law From the Earliest Times, from Gold Fever to The Gold Rushes, we can help you find the mining books you are looking for. As the world's largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee.

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    Gold Digger's Song Book by Taylor, Mart

    San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1975. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. Cognac leatherette wrapped in decorative cream and green paper depicting a map of the Sierra counties. Slight wear to leatherette at top and bottom of spine. Cream paper dust jacket with some loss at top of spine. Some general toning on dust jacket with discoloration along spine from the leatherette. Both book and dust jacket have gilt titles on spine. Binding is tight and interior is clean. This beautiful volume was produced in an edition of 450 by the Book Club of San Francisco in 1975, reproducing material originally published by the Marysville Daily Herald in 1856. Entirely letterpressed, it features elegant typesetting and decorative endpapers with olive green illustrations. Some pages remain uncut. Consists of some eighteen songs performed for Gold Rush miners by Mart Taylor's jubilant, eclectic Company, complete with small illustrations and snippets of sheet music. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 34 pp .



    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 .



    Gold Prospecting by Stone Douglas M

    Euroa, Vic: Outdoor Press, 1996. 180 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. . Reprint. Pictorial Soft Cover. Very Good/None Issued.



    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 .


    AUD $140.00

    Fortunes in Minerals Simple Tests and How to Make Them by Idriess, Ion L

    Angus and Robertson, Sydney 1947. 2nd edition.. 8vo. hardcover. 228pp. index. Very good+. / Very good d/w with toned spine and and small chips on corners. .




    Unknown, Government Document. Fine with no dust jacket. 1900. Paperback. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 4 pages; A scarce folded brochure giving coal production for 1896 and 1899 state by state. WorldCat locates one copy. .



    Report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Tiger's-Eye and Related Varieties by De Kock, W. P. (chairman), and others

    (Cape Town: Department of Mines, Republic of South Africa, 1968). 242 x 153 mm; side-stitched green card wrappers; pp. (ii) + 38; colour plate; table and graphs; large, folding map. Wrappers very slightly creased, with trace of soiling; earlier owner's name signed on upper cover; some pencilled annotations; a little foxing. Good condition. An important publication, exploring the economic potential of the semi-precious tiger's-eye gemstones, with which South Africa is well endowed. .



    An Empire of Silver by Brown, Robert L

    (Denver, Sundance Publications, 1984). First Edition. Quarto. 224pp. An illustrated history of mining in the San Juans of the Rocky Mountains. Includes photographs of Telluride, Ouray and others including one of Alfred Packer the noted cannibal. Bound in pictorial paper covered boards, backed in silver paper lettered in black. Previous owner's bookplate.



    Men and Mines of Newmont: A Fifty-Year History by Ramsey, Robert H

    New York: Octagon Books. VG+/G+. 1973. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0374967105. Bound in blue cloth, light wear to edges; DJ with old coffee stain on rear cover, now in mylar cover ; A fascinating history of this company and the mining industry during the mid-20th century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 344 pp.



    Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains by Raymond, Rossiter W,

    Government Print Office, 1873. Hardcover bound in black cloth with gilt stamping, illustrated with b/w drawing and diagrams including several folding illustrations, 566 pages. There is no map or map pocket at the end of the text. This is the 4th annual report. There are several circular stamps from The Central Wesleyan College. College but no other marks. Binding is worn at the tips of the corners exposing a little of the underlying boards, gilt is nearly totally faded from the title on the spine, end papers a little soiled/foxed. Text is unmarked but the paper is lightly age toned. Images available. USPS tracking used on . No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.



    Leadville U.S.A. by Ed B. Larsh and Robert Nichols

    Boulder, CO Johnson Books, 1993. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR, Ed Larsh. First Ed, unstated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows very slight spine lean; faint indications of shelving along bottom edge of boards; else flawless. Binding perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows mild rubbing only; price intact; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 294pp. Illustrated with photos of scenes & early members of Larsh familiy. Endpaper maps of Leadville & Leadville mining district. Hardcover with dustwrapper. An intimate history of a Colorado mining town. If you are at all interested in the history of Leadville, Colorado, this book is the one you need to read. Very interesting and packed with history. It has been well researched and is an excellent history of one of our most beautiful mining towns. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR, Ed Larsh.


    AUD $15.00


    Mulgrave: Gemcraft Publications. Very Good+. 1979. Reprint. Paperback. Isbn 0909233025, With photographic illustrations, maps, a very good copy. ; 215 x 140mm; 96 pages .



    TOMBOY BRIDE.; A woman's personal account of life in mining camps of the West by Backus, Harriet Fish

    Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, 1979. Second edition. Paperback. Good. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 273 pgs, b&w photos. Reminiscences of an early mining engineer's wife.



    Gold Fever: Being a True Account, Both Horrifying And Hilarious, of the Art of Healing (so-called) During the California Gold Rush by Groh, George W

    New York: William Morrow & Co, 1966. First American Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. LCC 66-22111 5 MAPS BIBLIOGRAPHY pages 321-328 Very good black quarter-cloth over red boards. Very good gray DJ. Some wear and tear, chipped, name blacked out on DJ flap. (1966), 8vo, x, [4], 3-340pp.



    Western Mining, An Informal Account of Precious-Metals Prospecting, Placering, Lode Mining, an Milling on the American Frontier From Spanish Times to 1893 by Young, Otis E., Jr., With Technical Assistance By Robert Lenon

    Norman, OK; (1970): The University of Oklahoma Press. First Edition. Octavo. Inscribed by the author prior to public sale release dated Dec. 26, 1970. 342pp. Illustrated. The author describes the early days of Spanish and Indian mining and the wild era inaugurated by the American prospector who rushed west to get rich quick. Bound in brown pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine lettering gilt and black, tape mend to underside of jacket. A fine bright copy in very good unclipped pictorial dust jacket with small closed edge tear to rear panel.

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