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Biennial Reports of the Colorado School of Mines

Chauvenet, R., et.al. / BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE STATE SCHOOL OF MINES, GOLDEN, COLORADO, 1885, Denver, 1886, afb, 136 pages, plates, fold-outs, 1 plate in pocket, ; afb, - 5 -, $ 195  [Contents include: Review of the Mining Interests of the San Juan Region; Report on Oil Fields of Fremont County; The Trinidad Coal Field of Southern Colorado; The Trinidad Coal Field of Southern Colorado; Coal Fields of Crested Butte, Gunnison County]

Smith, J. T., et.al. / BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE STATE SCHOOL OF MINES, GOLDEN, COLORADO, 1886, Denver, 1887, afb, 133 pages, fold-outs, 2 plates in pocket (one plate is a map of the Silverton-Ouray Mining Area, showing smelters, mills, mines, etc.), , afb, - 5 -, $ 295  [Contents include: Notes on the Iron Prospects in Northern Colorado; Mineral Resources of Boulder County; Geology of the Aspen Mining Region, Pitkin County; The Present Mining-Law Chaos with Suggestions; Mining Notes from Eagle County]

Steinhauer, F., et.al. / BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE STATE SCHOOL OF MINES, GOLDEN, COLORADO, 1887, Denver, 1888, afb, 159 pages, numerous fold-outs, some in color, 1 plate in pocket of Iron Hill in Leadville, afb, - 5 -, $ 395 [Contents include: Notes on Leadville; Western Assay Methods; On the Estimation of Arsenic; Ore Chutes and Recent Developments of Iron Hill, Leadville; General Geology of Colorado; Geological Age of Colorado Ore Deposits; Connection between Mineral Belts and Mountain Uplifts; Ore Bearing Rocks; Mode of Occurrence of Colorado Ores; Placers; Iron-Ore; Faults; Fissure Veins; Eruptive Igneous Rocks; Other Ore bearing Rocks; Characteristics and Structure of Veins; Ore, high and low grade, and common varieties described; Influence of Country Rock; Palaeontology of Ore Deposits and generalized economic section of Colorado Strata; Theories of the origin of Ore Deposits; Colorado Mining Districts; Boulder County; Clear Creek County; Gilpin County; Summit County; Park County; Lake County, Leadville and South Park District; Gunnison County; Pitkin County and the Aspen Mining Region; San Juan Region; Custer County and Silver Cliff District; Huerfano County and Spanish Peaks; more...]

Colorado Bureau of Mines Publications

Arthur, E. P. / ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1939, Denver, pb, 85 pages, - 5 -, $ 25

Eyck, T. W. T. / SUMMARY OF MINERAL INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES IN COLORADO, 1970, Denver, pb, 88 pages, - 5 -, $ 25


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, afb, 243 pages, 22 plates, does not include 4 separate maps referenced on page iv., ovg, - 3 -, $ 45

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), - 5 -, $ 95

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 and 9 plates for each part respectively, - 3 -, $ 85

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, - 5 -, $ 95

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, - 3 -, $ 125

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, $125

B 7 / Jones, O. M. / BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COLORADO GEOLOGY AND MINING with subject index from the Earliest Explorations to 1912, 1914, cl, 493 pages, - 3 -, $ 60

B 8 / Butler, G. M. / THE CLAYS OF EASTERN COLORADO and data concerning those near some centers of population elsewhere in the State, Denver, 1915, cl, 353 pages, - 3 -, $ 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, - 5 -, $ 85

B 9 / Patton, H. B. / GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BONANZA DISTRICT, SAGUACHE COUNTY, COLORADO, 1916, cl, 136 pages, 23 plates, 2 figs., - 3 -, $ 105

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., - 5 -, $ 75

B 14 / Worester P. G. / MOLYBDENUM DEPOSITS OF COLORADO, 1919, pb, 131 pages, 2 plates, - 3 -, $ 40

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, - 5 -, $ 55

B 15 / Muilenburg, G. A. / MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO, Denver, 1919, pb, 72 pages, - 3 -, $ 35

B 15 / Muilenburg, G. A. / MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF COLORADO, Denver, 1919, afb, 72 pages, - 3 -, $ 40

B 16 / plate 1 only, Reconnaissance Geologic Map of the Main Carnotite Area of Southwestern Colorado including portions of Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Dolores, and Montezuma Counties, 1: 126,720 scale, $ 25 [Map was surveyed in 1914-1915-1916-1918]

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., - 5 -, $ 25

B 19 / Henderson, J. / THE CRETACEOUS FORMATIONS OF NORTHEASTERN COLORADO and THE FOOTHILLS FORMATIONS OF NORTH-CENTRAL COLORADO, 1920, afb, 98 pages, - 5 -, 1 plate in pocket, 11 figs., $ 25

B 20 / Toepelman, W. C. / PRELIMINARY NOTES ON THE REVISION OF THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF EASTERN COLORADO, 1924, pb, 21 pages, 1 plate, - 5 -, $ 10

B 23 / Crawford, R. D., et.al. / SOME ANTICLINES OF ROUTT COUNTY, COLORADO, Denver, 1920, afb, 59 pages plus index, 3 plates (in pocket) 10 figs., - 5 -, $ 25

B 24 / Coffin, R. C., et.al. / SOME ANTICLINES OF WESTERN COLORADO, Denver, 1920, afb, 59 pages plus index, 2 plates (in pocket), 13 figs., - 5 -, $ 25

B 25 / George, R. D. / OIL SHALES OF COLORADO, 1921, pb, 78 pages, 10 figs., 2 plates in pocket, - 5 -, $ 15

B 27 / Patton, H. B., et. al. / UNDERGROUND WATER POSSIBILITIES, LA JUNTA AREA; UNDERGROUND WATER RESOURCES OF PARTS OF CROWLEY AND OTERO COUNTIES; GEOLOGY OF PARTS OF LAS ANIMAS, OTERO, AND BENT COUNTIES, 1924, pb, 106 pages, 2 plates, 4 figs., - 5 -, $ 10

B 27 / Patton, H. B., et. al. / UNDERGROUND WATER POSSIBILITIES, LA JUNTA AREA; UNDERGROUND WATER RESOURCES OF PARTS OF CROWLEY AND OTERO COUNTIES; GEOLOGY OF PARTS OF LAS ANIMAS, OTERO, AND BENT COUNTIES, 1924, afb, 106 pages, 2 plates, 4 figs., - 5 -, $ 15

B 32 / Chronic, J. and Chronic, H. / PRAIRIE, PEAK AND PLATEAU, A GUIDE TO THE GEOLOGY OF COLORADO, Denver, 1972, pb, 126 pages, - 2 -, $ 10

IS 17 / Schwochow, S. D. and Hornbecker, A. L. / GEOLOGY AND RESOURCE POTENTIAL OF STRATEGIC MINERALS IN COLORADO, Denver, 1985, pb, 70 pages, 1 figure, 1 plate, 19 tables, - 1 -, $ 8

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

IS 45 / Lawson, A. D. / ACTIVE PERMITTED MINE OPERATIONS IN COLORADO, 1996-97, Denver, 1998, pb, 58 pages, 1 plate, - 1 -, $ 10

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  [This is an original copy, not the reprint]

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 11 / Collier, J. D., et.al. / MAP AND DIRECTORY OF COLORADO URANIUM AND VANADIUM MINING AND MILLING ACTIVITIES, Denver, 1978, pb, 13 pages, 1 folded map, - 3 -, $ 4

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 Trails Illustrated Maps [Listed by # and Title; Retail Price $ 11.95, our price, $ 10 each with free media mail shipping when you order at least 2 maps]

100 / Boulder, Golden, $ 10
101 / Cache la Poudre, Big Thompson, $ 10
102 / Indian Hills, Gold Hill, $ 10
103 / Winter Park, Central City, Rollins Pass, $ 10
104 / Idaho Springs, Loveland Pass, $ 10
105 / Tarryall Mountains, Kenosha Pass, $ 10
106 / Kremmling, Granby, $ 10
107 / Green Mountain Reservoir, Ute Pass, $ 10
108 / Vail, Frisco, Dillon, $ 10
109 / Breckenridge, Tennessee Pass, $ 10
110 / Leadville, Fairplay, $ 10
111 / Red Feather Lakes, Glendevey, $ 10
112 / Poudre River, Cameron Pass, $ 10
116 / Hahns Peak, Steamboat Lake, $ 10
117 / Clark, Buffalo Pass, $ 10
118 / Steamboat Springs, Rabbit Ears Pass, $ 10
119 / Yampa, Gore Pass, $ 10
121 / Eagle, Avon, $ 10
122 / Flat Tops NE, $ 10
123 / Flat Tops SE , $ 10
124 / Flat Tops NW, $ 10
125 / Flat Tops SW, $ 10
These 4 new Flat Tops Maps above have replaced maps 150 and 151 below
126 / Holy Cross, Ruedi Reservoir, $ 10
127 / Aspen, Independence Pass, $ 10
128 / Maroon Bells, Redstone, Marble, $ 10
129 / Buena Vista, Collegiate Peaks, $ 10
130 / Salida, St. Elmo, Mount Shavano, $ 10
131 / Crested Butte, Pearl Pass, $ 10
132 / Gunnsion, Pitkin, $ 10
134 / Black Mesa, Curecanti Pass, $ 10
135 / Deckers, Rampart Range, $ 10
136 / Grand Mesa, $ 10
137 / Pikes Peak, Canon City, $ 10
138 / Sangre de Cristo, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, $ 10
139 / La Garita, Cochetopa Hills, $ 10
140 / Weminuche Wilderness, $ 10
141 / Telluride, Silverton, Ouray, Lake City, $ 10
142 / South San Juan Wilderness, Del Norte, $ 10
144 / Durango, Cortez, $ 10
146 / Uncompahgre South: Uncompahgre National Forest, $ 10
147 / Uncompahgre North: Uncompahgre National Forest, $ 10
149 / Eagles Nest and Holy Cross Wildermess Areas, $ 10
150 / Flat Tops North, $ 10
151 / Flat Tops South, $ 10
200 / Rocky Mountain National Park, $ 10
208 / Coronado National Monument: McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, $ 10
220 / Dinosaur National Monument, $ 10
245 / Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: Curecanti National Recreation Area, $ 10
301 / Long’s Peak, Bear Lake, Wild Basin$ 10
503 / Winter Park, Grand Lake Mountain Bike Map, $ 10
504 / Durango, Silverton & Telluride Mountain Bike Map, $ 10, (only one copy remains), this map has been discontinued, use map 144 as a replacement

Colorado Mineralogical Records  All Mineralogical Records are now in their own catalog


Colorado Miscellaneous Maps

GEOLOGIC MAP OF COLORADO, folded, - 3 -, $ 8 [Dates of maps currently in stock: 1. 1935 reprinted 1959; 2. 1935 reprinted 1975; and 3. 1979


GEOLOGIC MAP OF COLORADO, rolled, with clear acetate aeromagnetic map overlay, - 3 -, $ 35

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

Anonymous / GOING FOR THE GOLD: THE STORY OF THE PHOENIX MINE IN COLORADO CD, 2007, a single CD, - 1 -, $ 10

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

Benson, M. / 1001 COLORADO PLACE NAMES, Lawrence, 1994, pb, 237 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Beus, S. S., Ed. / ROCKY MOUNTAIN SECTION OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Centennial Field Guide Volume 2, Boulder, 1987, cl, 475 pages, - 2 -, $ 75

Blair, E. / LEADVILLE: COLORADO’S MAGIC CITY, Boulder, 1980, pb, 247 pages, - 2 -, compare at $ 30, our price $ 22

Blair, R. / THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS: Their Geology, Ecology and Human History, Boulder, 1996, pb, 406 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Blair, R. / THE WESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS: Their Geology, Ecology and Human History, Boulder, 1996, pb, 406 pages, - 3 -, $ 15

Blair, R. / THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS: Their Geology, Ecology and Human History, Boulder, 2011, pb, 325 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Blair, R. W., Jr., Yager, D. B., and Church, S. E. / SURFICIAL GEOLOGIC MAPS ALONG THE RIPARIAN ZONE OF THE ANIMAS RIVER AND ITS HEADWATER TRIBUTARIES, SILVERTON TO DURANGO, COLORADO, WITH UPPER ANIMAS RIVER WATERSHED GRADIENT PROFILES, USGS DDS-71, 2002, 5 pages, 11 maps, 8 figs., pdf files on cd, - 1 -, $ 25

Bolyard, D. W. and Sonnenberg, S. A., Ed. / GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE, 1997 RMS-AAPG Field Trip # 7, Denver, spiral bound, 189 pages, illustrated, - 2 -, $ 34

Boyd, L. C. and Carson, H. G. / ATLAS OF COLORADO GHOST TOWNS, Volumes 1 and 2, Deming, Volume 1: 134 pages; Volume 2: 182 pages, - 1 -, $ 38 for both books

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. / JEEP TRAILS TO COLORADO GHOST TOWNS, Caldwell, 1995, pb, 245 pages, - 1 - $ 12

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 -, $ 10

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

Chronic, H. / ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF COLORADO, 2nd Edition, Missoula, 2013, pb, 399 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

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

Colorado Historical Society of Colorado / BENT’S OLD FORT, 2nd Printing, 1990, pb, 180 pages, - 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., 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 -, wasl $ 50; now $ 40 [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

Crosby, W. O. / ARCHEAN-CAMBRIAN CONTACT NEAR MANITOU, COLORADO, extracted from GSA Bulletin, Volume 10, pages 141 - 164, 5 plates, 1899, afb, - 5 -, $ 25

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’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 item is also available on the  Select Books on Towns, Counties, & Railroads Catalog

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

Ethridge, F. G. / GUIDEBOOK FOR POSTMEETING FIELD TRIPS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 32nd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SECTION OF THE GSA, May, 1979, Ft. Collins, spiral bound, 209 pages, - 3 -, $ 29 [Titles of the 4 field trips: 1. Sedimentology and stratigraphy of selected Paleozoic and Mesozoic sequences: Northwest Denver Basin, 2. Precambrian structural relations, metamorphic grade and intrusive rocks along the northeast flank of the Front Range, 3. Till sequence and soil development in the North St. Vrain sequence, 4. Field guide for the Sloan and Nix Kimberlites in the southern portion of the Colorado-Wyoming State Line Kimberlite District]

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...]

Evans, E. E. and Evans, M. A. / CACHE LA POUDRE, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIVER, Niwot, 1991, pb, 260 pages, - 2 -, $ 10

Fay, A. / BEYOND THE GREAT DIVIDE: 101 TRUE STORIES OF WESTERN COLORADO, Ouray, 1999, pb, 223 pages, - 1 -, $ 14

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

Fouts, D. R. / GEOLOGY OF COLORADO ILLUSTRATED, Grand Junction, 1994, pb, 181 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

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, - 2 -, $ 15

Friggens, M. / TALES, TRAILS AND TOMMYKNOCKERS: Stories from Colorado’s Past, Boulder, 1979, pb, 144 pages, - 3 -, $ 10

Fuller, M. D. / THE PHYSIOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE BIG THOMPSON RIVER VALLEY IN COLORADO, Journal of Geology, Vol. 31(2), 1923, pages 126 - 137, - 3 -, $ 5

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 -, $ 150

Guennel, G. K. / COLORADO WILDFLOWERS, Volume 1: Plains and Foothills (336 pages), and Volume 2: Mountains (352 pages), Englewood, 1995, pb, - 3 -,$ 50

Henderson, C. W. / COLORADO, / 16th International Geological Congress, 1932, Guidebook 19, Excursion C1, 146 pages, pb, 16 plates, 28 figs., 3 inserts, - 3 -, $ 20

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. and Wark, J. / COLORADO: AN AERIAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE HIGHEST STATE, Montrose, 2002, cl, 139 pages + index, - 1 -, $ 45

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

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

Lageson, D. R., Lester, A. P., and Trudgill, B. D. / COLORADO AND ADJACENT AREAS, GSA Field Guide 1, Boulder, 1999, pb, 201 pages, - 1 -, $ 45

Larkin, R. P., Grogger, P. K., and Peters, G. L. / THE SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS, Kendall-Hunt Geology Field Guide Series, Dubuque, 1980, pb, 166 pages, extensive bibliography, - 3 -, $ 15

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]

Marshall, M. / UNCOMPAHGRE: A GUIDE TO THE UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU, Ouray, 1998, pb, 220 pages, - 1 -, $ 16

Marshall, M. / RED HOLE IN TIME [Escalante Canyon of the Uncompahgre Plateau], College Station, 1988, cl, 299 pages, - 2 -, $ 20

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 -, $35.95 retail, our price, $ 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 -, was $ 31; now $ 25

Morrison, R. B. / ROUTE FROM DENVER, COLORADO, TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH VIA THE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE WESTERN RAILROAD (MOFFAT TUNNEL ROUTE), 1965, pb, 68 pages, - 2 -, $ 50 [Describes the geology along the route from the Front Range to the Tunnel to the western slopes, with references]

Nash, J. T. / HYDROGEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF HISTORIC MINING DISTRICTS, CENTRAL WESTERN SLOPE OF COLORADO, including influence on surface water quality, USGS DDS - 73, 2002, 151 pages, 111 figs., 14 tables, pdf files on cd, - 1 -, $ 20

Nelson, J. / GLENWOOD SPRINGS: The History of a Rocky Mountain Resort, Colorado, Ouray, 1999, pb, 250 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

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

Nicholls, M. / GOLD PAN MINING COMPANY AND SHOPS, Breckenridge, 1994, pb, 64 pages, 1 foldout map, illustrated, - 2 -, $ 39

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

Patton, H. B. / TOURMALINE AND TOURMALINE SCHISTS FROM BELCHER HILL, COLORADO [Named for early settler George Belcher], from Bulletin of the GSA Bulletin, Volume 10, pages 21 - 26, 1899, pb, - 5 -, $ 7

Pearl, R. M. / AMERICA’S MOUNTAIN: Pikes Peak and the Pike’s Peak Region, Colorado Springs, 1976, pb, 36 pages, - 3 -, $ 5

Pearl, R. M. / COLORADO GEM TRAILS AND MINERAL GUIDE, A COMPLETE GUIDE WITH MAPS AND MILEAGE LOGS, 3rd Edition, Revised, Athens, 1972, pb, 222 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Pearl, R. M. / EXPLORING ROCKS, MINERALS, FOSSILS IN COLORADO, Revised Edition, Chicago, 1969, cl, 215 pages, - 3 -, $ 15; also another copy, new, - 1 -, $ 35

Pettum, S. / BOULDER: Evolution of a City, Boulder, 1994, 1st Edition, cl, 216 pages, - 1 -, $ 35

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]

Pettum, S. / BOULDER: Evolution of a City, Niwot, 1994, cl, 216 pages, numerous photographs, - 1 -, $ 35

Pickering, J. H. / “THIS BLUE HOLLOW” Estes Park (Colorado), the Early Years, 1859 - 1915, Boulder, 1999, cl, 321 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

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

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. / ALBERT EUGENE REYNOLDS: Colorado’s Mining King, Norman, 1995, 308 pages, cl, - 1 -, $ 10 [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, V. M. / THE SAN LUIS VALLEY: LAND OF THE SIX-ARMED CROSS, 2nd Edition, 1999, pb, 364 pages, - 2 -, $ 18

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

Simmons, Wm. B. and Heinrich, E. Wm. / RARE-EARTH PEGMATITES OF THE SOUTH PLATTE DISTRICT, COLOR
ADO, Denver, 1980, pb, 131 pages, - 1 -, $ 8

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

Stark, J. T., et.al. / GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF SOUTH PARK, COLORADO, GSA M 33, Baltimore,1949, cl, 188 pages, 18 plates, 22 figs., - 2 -, $ 40

Stark, J. T., et.al. / GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF SOUTH PARK, COLORADO, GSA M 33, Baltimore,1949, cl, 188 pages, 18 plates, 22 figs., - 3 -, $ 30

Taylor, A. M. / GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF RED ROCKS PARK AND VICINITY, written for the non-geologist, Golden, 1992, sprial bound, 56 pages, - 3 -, $ 15

Taylor, A. M. / GUIDE TO THE GEOLOGY OF COLORADO, Golden, 1999, pb, 222 pages, 90 figs., 2 loose maps, - 2 -, $ 45

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 -, $ 35

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

Vasek, R. W. / FIELD, PETROGRAPHIC AND GEOCHEMICAL STUDY OF MAGMA MIXING IN THE VIRGINIA DALE RING DIKE, COLORADO FRONT RANGE, M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska, 1995, spiral bound, 137 pages, - 2 -, $ 35

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 -, $ 34.95 retail, our price, $ 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

Wahlstrom, E. E. and Hornback, V. Q. / GEOLOGY
OF THE HAROLD D. ROBERTS TUNNEL, COLORADO: West Portal to Station 468+49, In: GSA Bulletin 73 # 12, pages 1477 - 1498, pb, - 3 -, $ 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

Weber, W. A. and Wittman, R. C. / COLORADO FLORA: WESTERN SLOPE, 3rd Edition, Boulder, 1996, pb, 251 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

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

Williams, F. and Chronic, H. / ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF COLORADO, 3rd Edition, Missoula, pb, 399 pages, - 1 -, $ 26

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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