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Book Collection one - DEATH VALLEY

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a collection of books and maps dedicated to the geology, history, mining, and more about Death Valley, California and Nevada

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elden, L. B. and DeDecker, M. / DEATH VALLEY TO YOSEMITE: FRONTIER MINING CAMPS AND GHOST TOWNS, THE MEN, THE WOMEN, THEIR MINES AND STORIES, Bishop, pb, 192 pages

Bryan, T. S. and Tucker-Bryan, B. / THE EXPLORER’S GUIDE TO DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Boulder, 1995, pb, 381 pages

Caruthers, W. / LOAFING ALONG DEATH VALLEY TRAILS, A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF PEOPLE AND PLACES, Shoshone, 1951, cl, 191 pages

Evans, J. R., Taylor, G. C. and Rapp, J. S. / MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS IN DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENT, CALIFORNIA, California Division of Mines and Geology Special Report 125, Sacramento, 1976, pb, 61 pages

Hunt, C. B. / DEATH VALLEY: GEOLOGY, ECOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY, Berkeley, 1975, cl, 234 pages

PP 494 A / Hunt, C. B. And Mabey, D. R. / STRATIGRAPHY AND STRUCTURE, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, 1966, pb, 162 pages, 3 plates (in pocket), 120 figs., 26 tables

PP 494 B / Hunt,C. B., et.al. / HYDROLOGIC BASIN, DEATH VALLEY CALIFORNIA, 1966, pb, 138 pages, 3 plates (in pocket), 73 figs., 53 tables

Jenkins, O. P. / GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE DEATH VALLEY OF THE DEATH VALLEY SHEET WITH EXPLANATORY SHEET, California Division of Mines and Geology

Koenig, G. / THE LOST DEATH VALLEY ‘49er JOURNAL OF LOUIS NUSBAUMER, Death Valley, 1974, cl, 80 pages

Lingenfelter, R. E. / DEATH VALLEY AND THE AMARGOSA: A Land of Illusion, Berkeley, 1986, pb, 604 pages

Miller, M. B. and Wright, L. A. / GEOLOGY OF DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, 2nd Edition, Landforms, Crustal Extension, Geologic History, Road Guides, Dubuque, 2004, pb, 123 pages

Morton, P. K. / GEOLOGY OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA LEAD MINE, DEATH VALLEY, California Division of Mines and Geology Special Report 88, San Francisco, 1965, 18 pages, 7 plates, 3 in pocket

Paher, S. W. / DEATH VALLEY GHOST TOWNS, Las Vegas, 1973, pb, 48 pages

Patera, A. H. and Wright, D. A. / SKIDOO!, Lake Grove, 1999, pb, 48 pages [covers this little known mining location in Death Valley; also includes Harrisburg and Emigrant Springs]

Patera, A. H. / FUNERAL MOUNTAINS, MINING CAMPS AND MINES, Lake Grove, 2002, 80 pages [Includes: Keane Wonder, Keane Springs, Chloride City, Lee Nevada, Lee California, Lee Addition, Echo, and Schwab]

Slate, J. L., Berry, M. E., and Manges, C. M. / GEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION 30 X 60 QUADRANGLE, CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA, USGS SIM 3013 Map, 1 large, folded sheet

Troxel, B. W. and Wright L. A. / GEOLOGIC FEATURES OF DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, California Division of Mines and Geology Special Report Special Report 106, Sacramento, 1974, pb,72 pages, illustrated

Troxel, B. W. / GUIDEBOOK: DEATH VALLEY REGION, CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA, Shoshone, 1974, pb, 97 pages

Weight, H. O. / TALES AND TRAILS OF OLD DEATH VALLEY.....TWENTY MULE TEAM DAYS IN DEATH VALLEY, Southwest Panorama No. 3, Twentynine Palms, 1972, pb, 44 pages, map

Wilson, N. C. / SILVER STAMPEDE: THE CAREER OF DEATH VALLEY’S HELL-CAMP, OLD PANAMINT, Glorieta, 1987, pb, 319 pages

Wright, R. H. And Troxel, B. W. / Geologic Guide # 1: Western Mohave Desert and Death Valley Region, California Department of Resources, Division of Mines, Bulletin 170, San Francisco, 1954, 49 pages

This collection will be shipped, double boxed, the inner box has tabs and can be opened and closed easy to keep the items together and organized

21 items about Death Valley, some new, some used, I have collected these over a 30 year time span and think they should stay together as a group, $ 600

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Book Collection 2 - COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY AND NARROW GAUGE RAILROADS

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 -, $ 150 [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, Colorado]

Collman, R., Ed. / TRAILS AMONG THE COLUMBINE: THE MONARCH BRANCH OF THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE RAILWAY, Denver, 1993-1994, cl, plastic dust cover, 224 pages, - 1 -, $ 150 [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]

Dixon, D. / TRAILS AMONG THE COLUMBINE, THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE’S CALUMET BRANCH AND THE TURRET MINING AREA, 1995-1996, cl, 320 pages, - 1 -, $ 150 [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’s 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]

This is a collection of 3 books from an out-of-print "Trails among the Columbine" series showing Colorado narrow-gauge railroads as they moved ore from the mines in years gone by. This collection will be shipped, double boxed, the inner box has tabs and can be opened and closed easy to keep the safe and together; it would make a great gift for anyone who loves the Colorado high country and/or narrow-gauge trains, special price of $300 for the set (that is one book free)


You can see a photograph of the covers of these 3 books with this link: select railroads  (you can purchase just one of these books from the select railroads catalog)

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Book Collection 3 - PLACER MINING

Anonymous / NOTES ON PLACER MINING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, British Columbia Department of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Publications, Victoria Bulletin 21, 1980, pb, 42 pages

California Mineral Information Service Publications on the Geology of Placer Deposits, three Issues

Dwyer, J. N. /  SUMMER GOLD, A Camper's Guide to Amateur Prospecting, St. Cloud, 1971, pb, 72 pages

Holland, S. S. / PLACER GOLD PRODUCTION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, British Columbia Department of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Publications Victoria, Bulletin 28, 1986, pb, 89 pages, 3 plates in pocket

May, P. R. / ORIGINS OF HYDRAULIC MINING IN CALIFORNIA, Oakland, 1970, cl, 88 pages

Morrison, P. D. / PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA, Baldwin Park, 1997, pb, 192 pages

Wells, J. H. / PLACER EXAMINATION: Principles and Practice, BLM Technical Bulletin 4, Washington, 1969, pb, 209 pages

(This collection is not complete, it is a collection in progress)

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