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Colorado Mining History Catalog

Colorado Geological Survey Publications:

First Report, 1908 / George, R. D. / THE MAIN TUNGSTEN AREA OF BOULDER COUNTY COLORADO and THE MONTEZUMA MINING DISTRICT OF SUMMIT COUNTY COLORADO, 1909, cl, 243 pages, 22 plates (4 in pocket), used, $ 45

B 1 and 2 / George, R. D. / PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY OF THE MONARCH MINING DISTRICT, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO and GEOLOGY OF THE GRAYBACK MINING DISTRICT, COSTILLA COUNTY, COLORADO, afb, 11 plates, 3 figs., 11 and 9 plates for each part respectively, used, $ 35

B 1 and 2 / George, R. D. / PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY OF THE MONARCH MINING DISTRICT, CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO and Patton, H. B., et.al / GEOLOGY OF THE GRAYBACK MINING DISTRICT, COSTILLA COUNTY, COLORADO, cl, 11 plates and 9 plates for each part respectively, used, $ 45

B 3 / George, R. D. / GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE ALMA DISTRICT, PARK COUNTY, COLORADO, Denver, 1912, cl, 284 pages, - 3 -, all three pocket plates present, $ 65

B 4/5 / Crawford, R. D., et.al. / GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MONARCH AND TOMICHI DISTRICTS <and> RECONNAISSANCE OF THE GEOLOGY OF THE RABBIT EARS REGION <and> PERMIAN OR “PERMO-CARBONIFEROUS” OF THE EASTERN FOOTHILLS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN COLORADO, Denver, 1913, cl, 454 pages, 25 plates (7 in pocket), 15 figs., used, $ 60

B 7 / Jones, O. M. / BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COLORADO GEOLOGY AND MINING with subject index from the Earliest Explorations to 1912, 1914, cl, 493 pages, used, $ 25

B 9 / Patton, H. B. / GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BONANZA DISTRICT, SAGUACHE COUNTY, COLORADO, 1916, afb, 136 pages, 23 plates, 2 figs., archival repair to one pocket plate, ovg, used, $ 35

B 9 / Patton, H. B. / GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BONANZA DISTRICT, SAGUACHE COUNTY, COLORADO, 1916, cl, 136 pages, 23 plates, 2 figs., used, $ 45

B 10 / Crawford, R. D. and Worcester. P. G. / GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE GOLD BRICK DISTRICT, GUNNISON COUNTY, COLORADO, 1916, cl, 116 pages, 9 plates, 4 figs., used, $ 35

B 14 / Worester P. G. / MOLYBDENUM DEPOSITS OF COLORADO, 1919, pb, 131 pages, 2 plates, used, $ 20

B 14, 15 / Worester P. G. and Muilenburg, G. A. / MOLYBDENUM DEPOSITS OF COLORADO and MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO, 1919, pb, 131 pages and 72 pages respectively, 2 plates, used, $ 30

B 15 / Muilenburg, G. A. / MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO, Denver, 1919, pb, 72 pages, used, $ 20

B 15 / Muilenburg, G. A. / MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO, Denver, 1919, afb, 72 pages, used, $ 30

B 17 / Howell, J. V. / TWIN LAKES DISTRICT OF COLORADO, Denver, 1919, pb, 108 pages, 2 plates (1 in pocket, other with text), 27 figs., used, $ 20

IS 33 / Parker, B. H. / GOLD PANNING AND PLACERING IN COLORADO, HOW AND WHERE, Denver, 1992, 83 pages, pb, - 1 -, $ 20

RS 21 / Heinrich, E. W. / PRECAMBRIAN TUNGSTEN AND COPPER-ZINC SKARN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO, Denver, 1981, pb, 115 pages, - 1 -, $ 6

RS 28 / Davis, M. W. and Streufert, R. K. / GOLD OCCURRENCES IN COLORADO, Denver, 1990, pb, 101 pages, 2 plates (in pocket), 49 figs., 2 tables, - 1 -, $ 30

RS 35 / Cappa, J. A. / ALKALIC IGNEOUS ROCKS OF COLORADO AND THEIR ASSOCIATED ORE DEPOSITS, 1998, pb, 138 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

RS 40 / Scarbrough, L. A., Jr. / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF PARK COUNTY, COLORADO, Denver, 2001, spiral bound, 89 pages, 2 plates (in pocket), 14 figs., 21 tables, - 1 -, $ 30

OFR 96-4-20 / HISTORY, GEOLOGY, HYDROGEOLOGY, SUMMITVILLE MINES AND DOWNSTREAM EFFECTS, AND OTHER NEARBY MINES OF THE SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO, Denver, 1996, pb, 189 pages, - 1 -, $ 18

OFR 00 - 10 / Neubert, J. and Wood, R. H. II / HISTORY, GEOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING OF THE LOWER FAIR DAY MINE, ARAPAHO / ROOSEVELT NATIONAL FOREST, BOULDER COUNTY, 2000, pb, 36 pages, - 1 -, $ 8

OFR 75 - 4 - 4 / Schwochow, S. D. / MINERAL RESOURCES AND MINING POTENTIAL IN THE IDAHO SPRINGS VICINITY, CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, COLORADO, Denver, 1975, pb, 9 pages, 2 plates, - 1 -, $ 15

MS 28 / Streufert, R. K. and Cappa, J. A. / LOCATION MAP AND DESCRIPTIONS OF METAL OCCURRENCES IN COLORADO WITH NOTES ON ECONOMIC POTENTIAL, Denver, 1994, pb, 35 pages, 1 plate, $ 15


Colorado Miscellaneous Publications in alphabetical order

Abbott, D. and McCoy, D. A. / THE GILPIN RAILROAD ERA: Black Hawk, Central City, Nevadaville, Central City, Denver. 2009, cl, 416 pages, 1 plate (inside back cover), - 1 -, $ 85

Abbott, D., McCoy, D. A., and McLeod, R. W. / COLORADO CENTRAL RAILROAD, GOLDEN - CENTRAL CITY - GEORGETOWN, Denver, 2007, cl, 416 pages, - 1 -, $ 85

Allott, G. / MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF COLORADO, 1964, afb, 302 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Allott, G. / MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF COLORADO, 1964, afb, 302 pages, - 3 -, $ 15

Anderson, M. M. / THE MINING CAMPS - SALINA AND SUMMERVILLE, BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO, Boulder, 2005, cl, 442 pages, - 1 -, $ 48

Arlen, C. / COLORADO MINING STORIES: Hazards, Heroics and Humor, Montrose, 2002, pb, - 1 -, 176 pages, $ 13

Backus, H. F. / TOMBOY BRIDE, Boulder, 1969, 273 pages, $ 11 [A woman’s personal account of life in mining camps of the West]

Bancroft, C. / SILVER QUEEN: THE FABULOUS STORY OF BABY DOE TABOR, Boulder, 1975, 80 pages, - 3 -, $ 6

Bennett, J. / TALES OF THE BACHELOR MINE: The Story of the Bachelor Mine and the Syracuse Tunnel on Ouray, Colorado’s Gold Hill, Ouray, 2006, pb, 112 pages, - 2 -, $ 15

Bradley, C. A. and Smith, D. A. / THE ONCE AND FUTURE, SILVER QUEEN OF THE ROCKIES, GEORGETOWN, COLORADO, AND THE FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL INTO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Louisville, 2019, pb, 315 pages, - 1 -. $ 32

Brown, R. L. / CENTRAL CITY AND GILPIN COUNTY, Caldwell, 1994, pb, 217 pages, - 1 -, $ 9

Brown, R. L. / THE PIKES PEAK GOLD RUSH, Caldwell, 1985, 124 pages, cl, - 2 -, $ 20

Brown, R. L. / THE PIKES PEAK GOLD RUSH, Caldwell, 1985, 124 pages, pb, numerous illustrations, - 2 -, $ 6

Brown, R. L. / AN EMPIRE OF SILVER, Denver, 1986, 224 pages, cl, plastic dust cover, numerous illustrations, many in color, - 1 -, $ 250

Brown, R. L. / GHOST TOWNS OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES, Caldwell, 1998, pb, 401 pages, pb, $18

Brown, R. L. / COLORADO GHOST TOWNS, PAST AND PRESENT, Caldwell, 1987, pb, 322 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Burke, J. / THE LEGEND OF BABY DOE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE SILVER QUEEN OF THE WEST, Lincoln, 1989, pb, 248 pages, bibliography, index, $ 13

Butler, B. S. and McCaskey, H. D. / COPPER ORES OF THE NEW LONDON MINE, Reprint from Transactions of AIME, Volume XLIX, pages 284 - 291, 1915, pb, - 3 -, $ 10

Buys, C. J. / A QUICK HISTORY OF LEADVILLE, Montrose, 2004, pb, 98 pages, - 1 -, $ 12

Buys, C. J. / HISTORIC LEADVILLE, RARE PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS, Ouray, 1997, cl, 244 pages, - 1 -, $ 40

Buys, C. J. / HISTORIC ASPEN IN RARE PHOTOGRAPHS, Ouray, 2001, cl, 288 pages, - 1 -, $ 45

Buys, C. J. / A BRIEF HISTORY OF TELLURIDE, Montrose, 2003, pb, 80 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Buys, C. J. / HISTORIC TELLURIDE IN RARE PHOTOGRAPHS, Ouray, 1999, cl, 307 pages, - 1 -, $ 45

Buys, C. J. / ILLUSTRATIONS OF HISTORIC COLORADO, Montrose, 2000, cl, 242 pages, - 1 -, $ 40

Buys, C. J. / THE LOST JOURNALS OF CHARLES S. ARMSTRONG: From Arkport, New York to Aspen, Colorado, Montrose, 2002, pb, 258 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Chauvenet, R. / REPORT ON THE CARIBOU SILVER MINES, GRAND ISLAND DISTRICT, BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO, Golden, 1887, color photocopy of an original document with editorial markings by author, 24 pages, - 3 -, $ 15 (document identifies 19 patened claims at that time)

Clyne, R. J. / COAL PEOPLE: LIFE IN SOUTHERN COLORADO’S COMPANY TOWNS, 1890 - 1930, Denver, 1999, pb, 121 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Cobb, H. S. / PROSPECTING OUR PAST: GOLD, SILVER AND TUNGSTEN MILLS OF BOULDER COUNTY, Longmont, 1999, pb, 155 pages, numerous mill photographs, - 1 -, $ 20

Cobb, H. S. / TUNGSTEN MINES OF COLORADO, 1960, 78 pages, pb, - 1 -, $ 10; also available in afb, - 1 -, $ 15

Collier, J. and Collier, G. / COLORADO: YESTERDAY AND TODAY, Montrose, 2001, cl, 244 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Collman, R., Ed. / TRAILS AMONG THE COLUMBINE: BLUE MESA AND THE GUNNISON GOLD Belt, Colorado, Denver, 1989, cl, 192 pages, - 1 -, $100 [Only one copy remains; The town of Gunnison is presented with both recent photographs and pictures from 1881; the narrow-gauge line to Crested Butte is covered with its many coal mines; the book concludes with a section on the Gunnison Gold and Silver Belt]

Collman, R., and Houston, G., Ed. / TRAILS AMONG THE COLUMBINE: THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE IN CREEDE AND LAKE CITY, Denver, 1988, cl, plastic dust cover, 192 pages, - 1 -, $ 100 [This is the story of the Creede Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande starting with the building of the gold camp of Creede beginning with narrow-gauge track and concluding with standard gauge; coverage includes excellent coverage of early Lake City; 200 photographs, 45 in color; this book is a must for anyone interested in Creede or Lake City]

Collman, R., Ed. / TRAILS AMONG THE COLUMBINE: THE MONARCH BRANCH OF THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE RAILWAY, Denver, 1994, cl, plastic dust cover, 224 pages, - 1 -, $ 100 [Beginning in Salida, D&RGW Trains of empty narrow-gauge gondolas were made up for the climb through Poncha Springs, Maysville, Silver Creek to Garfield to reach Monarch; Limestone was quarried in this district, which was once prospected for gold; photographs from the 1890's to recent, 219 black and white photographs and 52 color scenes]

Cook, K. N. / SPIRIT OF THE SAN JUANS, Montrose, 1998, cl, 160 pages, - 1 -, $ 50 [This is an excellent gift for anyone who loves the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado]

Cornelius, T. H. and Marshall, J. B. / GOLDEN TREASURES OF THE SAN JUAN, Athens, 1990, 234 pages, - 1 -, $ 13

Cox, T. / INSIDE THE MOUNTAINS, A HISTORY OF MINING AROUND CENTRAL CITY, COLORADO, Boulder, 1989, pb, 117 pages, - 2 -, $ 16

Cunningham, C. / CRIPPLE CREEK BONANZA, Plano, Texas, 1996, 218 pages, pb, - 1 -, $ 10

Dallas, S. / COLORADO GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS, Norman, 1985, pb, 254 pages, - 1 -, $ 16

Dallas, S. / COLORADO GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS, Norman, 1985, cl, 254 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Del Rio, S. M. / MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLORADO, FIRST SEQUEL, Golden, 1960, cl, - 3 - or - 5 -, $ 85

Dixon, D. / TRAILS AMONG THE COLUMBINE, THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDES CALUMET BRANCH AND THE TURRET MINING AREA, 1996, cl, 320 pages, - 1 -, $ 100 [The Calumet Mine produced iron ore, and the D&RG carried it down the 7% grade to Salida; this rail branch was built in 1881 and the Colorado Fuel & Iron Mine at Calumet is well-covered with this book; Turret was an early gold camp during the 1880's, but no major strike occurred; 300 black and white photographs and 17 color pictures]

Eberhart, P. GUIDE TO THE COLORADO GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS, 4th Revised Edition, Athens, 496 pages, pb, - 1 -, $ 17

Eberhart, P. / GHOSTS OF THE COLORADO PLAINS, Athens, 1986, 253 pages, pb, - 1 -, $ 20

Epis, R. C. and Callender, J. F. / WESTERN SLOPE, WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, 32nd Annual Field Trip Conference of the New Mexico Geological Society, Socorro, 1981, cl, 337 pages, - 3 -, $ 45 [Includes road logs, stratigraphy, oil-shale, coal, oil and gas, ore deposits of the Gunnison Mineral Belt, volcanism and ore deposits, more...]

Epis, R. C. and Callender, J. F. / WESTERN SLOPE, WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, 32nd Annual Field Trip Conference of the New Mexico Geological Society, Socorro, 1981, pb, 337 pages, - 1 -, $ 30 [Includes road logs, stratigraphy, oil-shale, coal, oil and gas, ore deposits of the Gunnison Mineral Belt, volcanism and ore deposits, more...]

Fell, J. E., Jr., / ORES TO METALS: THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SMELTING INDUSTRY with a new preface, Boulder, 341 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Fetter, R. L. and Fetter, S. / TELLURIDE “FROM PICK TO POWDER,” Caldwell, 1990, pb, 196 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Fetter, R. L. and Fetter, S. / TELLURIDE “FROM PICK TO POWDER,” Caldwell, 1990, pb, 196 pages, - 3 -, $ 8

Fossett, F. / COLORADO: IT’S GOLD AND SILVER MINES, FARMS AND STOCK RANGES, AND HEALTH AND PLEASURE RESORTS; A TOURISTS GUIDE TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, complete with maps and woodcuts, New York, 1879, cl, 540 pages, very slight repair to front hinge, fine copy, - 3 -, $ 300

Frank, V. L., Jr. / COLORADO’S GREAT DEPRESSION GOLD RUSH - THE OLIVER TWIST TUNNEL, Lake City, 2017, pb, 180 pages, - 1 -, $ 16

Friggens, M. / TALES, TRAILS AND TOMMYKNOCKERS: STORIES FROM COLORADO’S PAST, Boulder, 1979, pb, 144 pages, - 3 -, $ 10

Gable, D. J. and Sims, P. K. / GEOLOGY AND REGIONAL METAMORPHISM OF SOME HIGH-GRADE CORDIERITE GNEISSES, FRONT RANGE, COLORADO, GSA SP 128, Boulder, 1969, pb, 87 pages, 12 figs., 1 geologic map, 12 tables, - 3 -, $ 30

Gardinier, H. N. / MINING AMONG THE CLOUDS: THE MOSQUITO RANGE AND THE ORIGINS OF COLORADO’S SILVER BOOM, Denver, 2002, pb, 132 pages, - 1 -, $ 12

Geary, M. M. / A QUICK HISTORY OF GRAND LAKE INCLUDING ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK AND THE GRAND LAKE LODGE, Colorado, Ouray, 1999, pb, 129 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Gilliland, M. E. / SUMMIT: A GOLD RUSH HISTORY OF SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, cl, Revised Edition, Silverthorne, 2006, 336 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Gilliland, M. E. / SUMMIT: A GOLD RUSH HISTORY OF SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO, pb, Revised Edition, Silverthorne, 2006, 336 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Gregory, D. H. / THE GREAT REVENUE AND SURROUNDING MINES, COLORADO, 1996, Ouray, pb, 225 pages, $ 25 [Interest in this book and the mine will increase now that the Sunshine Mining Company has announced plans to spend $12 million in redeveloping the Revenue-Virginius Mine near Ouray. This mine had been largely inactive since 1912. [see Mining Engineering, November, 1998 for more information on the new mining activity] This item is also available in the Select Mines Catalog

Gregory, D. H. / THE HISTORY OF COLONA AND PIONEER FAMILIES, Ouray, 2003, pb, 104 pages, - 1 -, $ 17

Gregory, M. and Smith, P. D. / THE MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY: COLORADO’S MOST SPECTACULAR SEVENTY Miles, Montrose, 1997, cl, 96 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Gregory, H. E. / COLORADO PLATEAU REGION, INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGICAL CONGRESS GUIDEBOOK, XVI SESSION, 1933, 1932, pb, 38 pages, 6 plates, 7 figures, - 3 -, $ 10

Griswold, D. L. and Griswold, J. H. / HISTORY OF LEADVILLE AND LAKE COUNTY, COLORADO: FROM MOUNTAIN SOLITUDE TO METROPOLIS, 1996, cl, 1st Edition, Boulder, 2 volumes in fine slipcase, 2374 pages total, - 1 -, $ 50

Henn, R. / LIES, LEGENDS AND LORE OF THE SAN JUANS, Ouray, 1999, pb, 186 pages, - 1 -, $14

Henry, T. W., et.al. / GEOLOGY OF THE GOLD BELT BACK COUNTRY BYWAY, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO, Denver, 1996, pb, 48 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Hinds, N, E. A. / UNCOMPAHGRAN AND BELTIAN DEPOSITS IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA, Carnegie Institution Reprint, Publication 463, pages 53 - 136, 1936, - 3 -, $ 32 [The Uncompahgran deposits are discussed for South Western Colorado and the Needle Mountains, but also for Utah and Arizona; the Beltian deposits are described for Montana, Arizona and Death Valley]

Hollister, O. J. / THE MINES OF COLORADO, New York, 1867, 450 pages, reprint of 1867 original, cl, - 2 -, $ 38

Holmes, R. W. and Kennedy, M. B. / MINES AND MINERALS OF THE GREAT AMERICAN RIFT, COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO, New York, 1983, 332 pages, cl, - 5 -, $ 45

Holt, R. D. / GUIDEBOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO, 8th Annual Field Conference of the New Mexico Geological Society, Socorro, 1957, pb, 258 pages, 1 plate (in pocket), - 1 -, $ 40 [Includes: geology, tectonics, road and railway logs, mines and ore deposits, history and folklore, more...]

Huber, T. P. / COLORADO BYWAYS: A GUIDE THROUGH SCENIC AND HISTORIC LANDSCAPES, Boulder, 1997, pb, 373 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Huber, T. P. / COLORADO BYWAYS: A GUIDE THROUGH SCENIC AND HISTORIC LANDSCAPES, Boulder, 1997, cl, 373 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Hunter, E., Mogensen, P., and Veatch, S. W. / THE WORLD’S GREATEST GOLD CAMP: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE CRIPPLE CREEK & VICTOR MINING DISTRICT, Colorado Springs, 2010, pb, 68 pages, - 1 -, $ 17

Huston, R. C. / A SILVER CAMP CALLED CREEDE: A Century of Mining, Montrose, 2005, cl, 549 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Huston, R. C. / A GOLD CAMP CALLED SUMMITVILLE, Lake City, 2012, pb, 177 pages, index, - 1 -, $ 16

Jameson, E. / ALL THAT GLITTERS: CLASS, CONFLICT, AND COMMUNITY IN CRIPPLE CREEK, Urbana, 1998, pb, 367 pages, - 1 -, $ 24

Jocknick, S. / EARLY DAYS ON THE WESTERN SLOPE OF COLORADO, Ouray, 1998, pb, 390 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Kapple, W. A. and Kapple, C. / ROCKHOUNDING COLORADO, 2nd Edition, Guilford, 2004, pb, 243 pages, - 1 - , $ 16

Karlstrom, K. E., Ed. / THE GEOLOGY OF THE OURAY-SILVERTON AREA, New Mexico Geological Society 68th Annual Field Conference, September, 2017, Socorro, pb, 218 pages, well illustrated in both b&w and color, - 1 -, $ 65; also available, the road log only from this field conference, spiral bound, - 1 -, $ 25 (a copy of the road log is present in the main volume)

Karsner, D. / SILVER DOLLAR: THE STORY OF THE TABORS, New York, 1954, cl, 354 pages, - 3 -, $ 20

Kelly, W. C. / TELLURIDE ORES OF BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO, Geological Society of America, Memoir 109, cl, 237 pages, - 3 -, $ 65

Kleinhans, L. C., et.al., Ed. / GOLD AND SILVER DEPOSITS IN COLORADO SYMPOSIUM FIELD TRIP GUIDEBOOK, Colorado School of Mines, July 20-24, 2017, 126 pages, loose leaf, - 2 -, $ 25

LeMassena, R. A. / COLORADO’S MOUNTAIN RAILROADS, Denver, 1984, 383 pages, cl, - 1 -, $ 79, this item is also available on the Select Books on Towns, Counties, & Railroads Catalog

Levine, B. / CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT, 1988, Lake Grove, Oregon, pb, 110 pages, $ 12

Lewis, A. C. / FLORENCE & CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD: FORTY MILES TO FORTUNE - A HISTORY OF THE FABULOUS NARROW GAUGE FLORENCE & CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD, Denver, 2002, cl, 416 pages, map in pocket, - 1 -, $ 295

Leyendecker, L. E. / THE GRIFFITH FAMILY AND THE FOUNDING OF GEORGETOWN, Boulder, 2001, cl, 106 pages, - 1 -, $ 35

Leyendecker, L. E., Bradley, C. A. and Smith, D. A. / THE RISE OF THE SILVER QUEEN: Georgetown, Colorado, 1859 - 1896, Boulder, 2005 pb, 310 pages, - 1 -, $ 23

MacKenzie, W. B. / HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE URAD AND HENDERSON MOLYBDENITE DEPOSITS, CLEAR CREEK COLORADO, PhD Dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, University Microfilms reprint, 208 pages, - 3 -, $ 40

Marshall, J. and Zanoni, Z. / MINING THE HARD ROCK, Silverton, 1996, 216 pages, $ 35 [This book is a masterpiece collection of photographs, interviews, and commentary on the Silverton area; this book succeeds in “taking” you to and into the mines and mills and it uses a refreshing personal approach of how mining affected the life and times in the central San Juan Mountains]

Martin, M. / THE CORPSE ON BOOMERANG ROAD: Telluride’s War on Labor 1899 - 1908, Montrose, 2004, 377 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

McLean, E. W. / FATHER STRUCK IT RICH, Ouray, 1999, pb, 232 pages, - 1 -, $ 15 [This is the book by Evalyn Walsh McLean, the daughter of Thomas Walsh, who discovered the historic Camp Bird Mine; this is the story of a family who “wanted for nothing”]

Monroe, A. W. / SAN JUAN SILVER, HISTORICAL TALES OF THE SILVERY SAN JUANS AND WESTERN COLORADO, Lake City, 2009, 251 pages, - 1 -, $ 28

Montgomery, R. / A STORY OF GOLD HILL, COLORADO, Longmont, 1987, pb, 37 pages, - 1 -, $ 6 [This is a reprint by S. Pettum of a book on Gold Hill which had mining booms in 1859 and 1872]

Moore, G. E. / MINES, MOUNTAIN ROADS, AND ROCKS: GUIDEBOOK NO. 1, GEOLOGIC ROAD LOGS OF THE OURAY AREA, Ouray, 2004, spiral bound, 250 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Nelson, J. / MARBLE AND REDSTONE: A QUICK HISTORY, Ouray, 1998, pb, 138 pages, - 1 -, $ 8

Ninnemann, J. L. and Smith, D. A. / SAN JUAN BONANZA, WESTERN COLORADO'S MINING LEGACY, Albuquerque, 2006, cl, 84 pages, - 1 -, $ 25 [One copy free with any $200 order from any catalog on this website]

Noel, T. J. and Norman, C. M. / A PIKE’S PEAK PARTNERSHIP: THE PENROSES AND THE TUTTS, BOULDER, 2000, cl, 264 pages, - 1 -, $ 35

Noel, T. J. and Norman, C. M. / A PIKE’S PEAK PARTNERSHIP: THE PENROSES AND THE TUTTS, Boulder, 2000, pb, 264 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Pearl, R. M. / AMERICA’S MOUNTAIN: PIKES PEAK AND THE PIKE’S PEAK REGION, Colorado Springs, 1976, pb, 36 pages, - 3 -, $ 5

Pettum, S. / BOULDER: EVOLUTION OF A CITY, Niwot, 1994, cl, 216 pages, numerous photographs, - 1 -, $ 20

Pettum, S. / EXCURSIONS FROM PEAK TO PEAK: THEN AND NOW, Longmont, 1997, pb, 139 pages, - 1 -, $ 10 [This book covers the Black Hawk, Central City, Rollinsville, Eldora, Sulphide Flats, Nederland, Caribou, Estes Park, Lyons, and Gold Hill area]

Pickering, J. H. / “THIS BLUE HOLLOW” ESTES PARK (COLORADO), THE EARLY YEARS, 1859 - 1915, Boulder, 1999, cl, 321 pages, - 1 -, $ 27

Prosser, G. / THE SAGA OF BLACK CANYON: THE STORY OF THE MACGREGORS OF ESTES PARK, 1971, pb, 48 pages, $ 10

Raines, E. / HISTORIC PHOTOS OF COLORADO MINING, Nashville, 2009, cl, 206 pages, - 1 -, $ 40

Rhodes, D. H. / LABELS, LEADVILLE, AND LORE, HISTORY FROM A CAN, 1870's – 1890's, Snohomish, 2005, cl, 186 pages, - 1 -, $ 34

Rockwell, W. / UNCOMPAHGRE COUNTRY, Ouray, 1999, pb, 310 pages, - 1 -, $ 20 [Book covers the towns, people, and the events in the vicinity of the Uncompahgre River]

Reyher, K. / SILVER AND SAWDUST: LIFE IN THE SAN JUANS, Ouray, 2000, pb, 194 pages, - 1 -, $ 13

Rohrbough, M. J. / ASPEN: THE HISTORY OF A SILVER MINING TOWN, 1879 - 1893, New York, 1986, pb, 263 pages, - 1 -, $ 26

Sagstetter, B. and Sagstetter, B. / THE MINING CAMPS SPEAK: A NEW WAY TO EXPLORE THE GHOST TOWNS OF THE AMERICAN WEST, Denver, 1998, pb, 283 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Scamehorn, H. L. / MILL & MINE, THE CF&I IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Lincoln, 1992, 247 pages, cl, - 1 -, $ 30 [The CF&I owned and operated properties in five states, not just Colorado; read about the birth, growth, development, and demise of this major metallurgical and fuel company of the West which had its own stores and towns. A fascinating story from John D. Rockefeller to the Coal Miner’s Strike of 1913-14 to the war years, post-war years and beyond]

Scamehorn, H. L. / EUGENE REYNOLDS: COLORADO’S MINING KING, Norman, 1995, 308 pages, cl, - 1 -, $ 15 [Covers the life of a man destined to make a fortune thought to be as much as $60 million as the owner of the Palmetto Mine near Lake City, the Virginius and Revenue Tunnel near Ouray, the Cimarron Mine at Telluride, and the Commodore Mine at Creede, eventually managing 600 claims on 6,000 acres of mineral land]

Shomaker, J. / GUIDEBOOK OF SAN JUAN – SAN MIGUEL – LA PLATA REGION, NEW MEXICO & COLORADO, New Mexico Geological Society, 19th Field Conference, 1968, pb, but stiffened with plastic, 211 pages, 17 pages of ads, $ 40

Shroder, M. F. / NICHOLAS CREEDE AND THE AMETHYST VEIN, Creede, 2004, pb, 52 pages, - 1 -, $ 13

Simmons, B. / A QUICK HISTORY OF IDAHO SPRINGS, Montrose, 2004, pb, 85 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Sloan, R. E. / THE RAINBOW ROUTE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SILVERTON RAILROAD, THE SILVERTON NORTHERN RAILROAD, AND THE SILVERTON, GLADSTONE AND NORTHERLY RAILROAD, Denver, 1975, cl, 416 pages, - 1 -, $ 300

Smith, P. D. / THE STORY OF LAKE CITY, COLORADO, AND ITS SURROUNDING AREAS, Lake City, 2016, pb, 422 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Smith, P. D. / OURAY: A QUICK HISTORY, OURAY, 1999, pb, 96 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Smith, P. D. / MOUNTAINS OF SILVER: THE STORY OF COLORADO’S RED MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT, Boulder, 1999, 236 pages, - 1 -, $ 19

Smith, P. D. / THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO, CALDERAS, MASTODONS, CONQUISTADORS, AND GOLD, Lake City, 2013, cl, 443 pages, - 1 -, $ 39

Smith, P. D. / EXPLORING THE HISTORIC SAN JUAN TRIANGLE, Ridgway, 2004, pb, 262 pages, - 1 -, $ 17 [This book is packed with historic information, but also serves as a Jeeping Guide for the Ouray, Silverton, Telluride, and Lake City area]

Smith, P. D. / IMAGES OF THE SAN JUANS, REVISED, Lake City, 2008, cl, 288 pages, - 1 -, $ 40 [This book is the revised edition of a San Juan Area masterpiece written by historian P. David Smith which was out-of-print for many years. It includes photographs from the collection of Ruth and Marvin Gregory.]

Smith, P. D. / IMAGES OF THE SAN JUANS, Montrose, 1997, cl, 288 pages, - 1 -, $ 75 [This book is the original San Juan masterpiece written by historian P. David Smith using the photographic collection of Ruth and Marvin Gregory. Complete coverage of the mines, mills and townsites of the San Juan region. Later chapters in the book cover topics such as mountains and their snow, the development of railroads, and local celebrations and catastrophes]

Smith, D. A. / SILVER SAGA: THE STORY OF CARIBOU, COLORADO, Revised Edition, Boulder, 2003, pb, 230 pages,- 1 -, $ 20

Smith, D. A. / ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOOM TOWN: A HISTORY OF DURANGO, COLORADO, Boulder, 3rd Edition, 1992, pb, 218 pages, - 1 -, $ 18

Smith, D. A. / SILVERTON: A Quick History, 1997, pb, 111 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Smith, D. A. / THE SUBSTANCE AND THE SHADOW, Montrose, 2000, cl, 80 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Smith, D. A. / SAN JUAN GOLD: A MINING ENGINEER’S ADVENTURES, 1879 - 1881, Montrose, 2002, pb, 135 pages, - 1 -, $ 13

Smith, D. A. / DURANGO AND SILVERTON NARROW GAUGE, Ouray, 1998, pb, 106 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Smith, D. A. / SONG OF THE HAMMER AND DRILL: THE COLORADO SAN JUANS, 1860 - 1914, Norman, 2001, pb, 248 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Smith, D. A. / THE TRAIL OF GOLD AND SILVER: MINING IN COLORADO, 1859 - 2009, Boulder, 2009, pb, 209 pages, - 1 -, $ 26

Smith, D.A. / HENRY M. TELLER: COLORADO’S GRAND OLD MAN, Boulder, 2002, cl, 252 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Smith, D. A. / HORACE TABOR: HIS LIFE AND THE LEGEND, Boulder, 1989, pb, 395 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Sprague, M. / MONEY MOUNTAIN: THE STORY OF CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD, 1953, Lincoln, 342 pages, pb, $ 12

Tucker, E. F. / OTTO MEARS AND THE SAN JUANS, Montrose, 2003, pb, 138 pages, - 1 -, $ 13

Twitty, E. / BASINS OF SILVER: THE STORY OF SILVERTON, COLORADO’S LAS ANIMAS MINING DISTRICT, Lake City, 2008, cl, 386 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Ubbelohde, C., Benson, M., Smith, D. A. / A COLORADO HISTORY, 7th Edition, Boulder, 1995, pb, 431 pages, - 2 -, $ 15

Vandenbusche, D. and Myers, R. / MARBLE COLORADO, A CITY OF STONE, Denver, 1970, pb, 227 pages, - 3 -, $ 10

Vanderwilt, J. W. / MINERAL RESOURCES OF COLORADO, Denver, 1947, cl, 547 pages, - 3 -, $ 95

Vendl, M. A., et.al. / MY HOME AT PRESENT: LIFE IN THE MINE BOARDING HOUSES IN THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, COLORADO, Lake City, 2013, cl, 159 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Voynick, S. M. / LEADVILLE: A MINER’S EPIC, Missoula, 1984, 165 pages, pb, - 2 -, $ 10

Voynick, S. M. / CLIMAX: THE HISTORY OF COLORADO’S CLIMAX MOLYBDENUM MINE, Missoula, 1996, pb, 366 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Voynick, S. M. / COLORADO GOLD: FROM PIKE’S PEAK RUSH TO PRESENT, Missoula, 1992, pb, 206 pages, - 1 -, $ 12

Voynick, S. M. / COLORADO ROCKHOUNDING: A GUIDE TO MINERALS, GEMSTONES, AND FOSSILS, Missoula, 1994, pb, 372 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Warren, S. S. / SAN JUAN SKYWAY: A COLORADO DRIVING ADVENTURE, San Juan National Forest Association, Durango, 1990, pb, 64 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Waters, F. / PIKE’S PEAK: A MINING SAGA, Athens, 1987, pb, 743 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Waters, F. / PIKE’S PEAK: A MINING SAGA, Athens, 1987, cl, 743 pages, - 3 -, $ 26

Waters, F. / MIDAS OF THE ROCKIES: BIOGRAPHY OF WINFIELD SCOTT STRATTON, CROESUS OF CRIPPLE CREEK, Athens, 1972, 347 pages, - 1 -, $ 16

Weston, W. / DESCRIPTIVE PAMPHLET OF THE PRINCIPAL MINES AND PROSPECTS OF OURAY & SAN MIGUEL COUNTIES 1882-3 IN THE SAN JUAN GOLD AND SILVER REGION, 2006, pb, 163 pages, - 1 -, $ 17

Wolle, M. S. / STAMPEDE TO TIMBERLINE: THE GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF COLORADO, Chicago, 1974, 583 pages, pb, - 1 -, $ 25

Wolle, M. S. / STAMPEDE TO TIMBERLINE: THE GHOST TOWNS AND MINING CAMPS OF COLORADO, Chicago, 1971 or 1976, 544 pages, cl, plastic cover over dust cover, - 3 -, $ 10

Wolle, M. S. / TIMBERLINE TAILINGS: Tales of Colorado’s Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Athens, 1977, 337 pages, pb, - 1 -, $ 25

Wolle, M. S. / TIMBERLINE TAILINGS: Tales of Colorado’s Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Athens, 1977, 337 pages, cl, - 3 -, $ 10

Wright, J., et.al. / A HISTORY OF CLEAR LAKE COUNTY, COLORADO, TAILINGS, TRACKS, AND TOMMYKNOCKER AND THE FAMILIES WHO SHAPED COLORADO’S PREMIER MINING DISTRICT, Grand Junction, 2004, pb, 451 pages, 48 page index, - 1 -, $ 49


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