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Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications - Information Circulars:

IC 17 / Greenwood, W. R. / MEAN-DIP MAPS - INDICATORS OF DEFORMATION INTENSITY, Moscow, 1967, pb, 3 pages, 1 figure, $ 3

IC 18 / Greenwood, W. R. and Morrison, D. A. / RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY OF THE SELWAY-BITTERROTT WILDERNESS AREA, Moscow, 1967, pb, 17 pages, 1 plate (in pocket), - 3 -, $ 9


Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications - Pamphlets:

P 19 / Kirkham, V. R. D. / A GEOLOGIC RECONNAISSANCE OF CLARK AND JEFFERSON AND PARTS OF BUTTE, CUSTER, FREMONT, LEMHI, AND MADISON COUNTIES, IDAHO, Moscow, 1927, pb, 47 pages, - 3 -, $ 20

P 34 / Anderson, A. L. / THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REGION ABOUT OROFINO, IDAHO, Moscow, 1956, pb, 65 pages, 7 plates (1 in pocket), - 3 -, $ 38

P 63 / Prater, L. S. / FLOTATION TESTS ON FLUORITE ORE FROM LEMHI COUNTY, IDAHO, Moscow, 1943, pb, 7 pages, - 3 -, $ 5

P 70 / Anderson, A. L. and Wagner, W. R. / LEAD-ZINC-COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE BIRCH CREEK DISTRICT, CLARK AND LEMHI COUNTIES, IDAHO, Moscow, 1944, afb, 43 pages, 2 plates, 10 figs. (2 in pocket), - 3 - or - 5 -, $ 50

P 95 / Anderson, A. L. and Wagner, W. R. / RECONNAISSANCE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE MINERAL DISTRICT, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO, Moscow, 1952, pb, 26 pages, 14 figs., $ 40

P 102 / Forrester, J. D. / PROSPECTING FOR URANIUM, THORIUM, AND TUNGSTEN IN IDAHO, Moscow, 1955, pb, 53 pages, 8 figs., - 3 -, $ 50

P 103 / Kinnison, P. T. / A SURVEY OF THE GROUNDWATER OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, Moscow, 1955, pb, 40 pages, 7 figs., - 3 -, $ 20


P 104 / Prater, L. S. / FLOTATION TESTS ON AN OXIDIZED LEAD-ZINC ORE FROM THE COEUR D’ALENE DISTRICT, Moscow, 1955, pb, 12 pages, 3 plates, - 5 -, $ 10

P 106 / Anderson, A. L. / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE SALMON QUADRANGLE, LEMHI COUNTY, IDAHO, Moscow, 1956, afb, 102 pages, 6 plates (1 in pocket), 3 figs., - 3 - or - 5 -, $ 40

P 108 / Cook, E. F. / TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL IDAHO, Moscow, 1956, pb, 40 pages, 11 figs., - 5 -, $ 28

P 109 / Hubbard, C. R. / CLAY DEPOSITS OF NORTH IDAHO, Moscow, 1956, pb, 36 pages, 7 plates, 1 table, - 5 -, $ 6

P 111 / McDivitt, J. F. / ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF PHOSPHATE AND OTHER MINERALS IN SOUTHERN IDAHO, Moscow, 1956, pb, 48 pages, - 5 -, $ 5

P 116 / Dort, W., Jr. / GOLD-BEARING GRAVELS NEAR MURRAY, IDAHO, Moscow, 1958, pb, 21 pages, 5 figs., - 5 -, $ 11

P 117 / Kern, B. F. / GEOLOGY OF THE URANIUM DEPOSITS NEAR STANLEY, CUSTER COUNTY, IDAHO, Moscow, 1959, afb, 40 pages, 8 plates, - 5 -, $ 30

P 123 / Williams, P. L. / GLACIAL GEOLOGY OF STANLEY BASIN, Moscow, 1961, pb, 28 pages, 1 plate, 14 figs., - 3 -, $ 25

P 138 / Asher, R. R. / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF A PORTION OF THE SILVER CITY REGION, OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, Moscow, 1968, pb, 102 pages, 46 figs. (4 loose inside pamplet), 1 table, $ 30 [This is a photocopy version prepared by the Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology in Moscow]


Idaho Burea
u of Mines and Geology Publications - Special Publications:

SP 1 / MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF IDAHO, 1964, afb, 335 pages, - 3 -, $ 26


Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications - Bulletins:

B 2 / Skeels, F. H. / A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE CLAYS OF IDAHO, INCLUDES CLAYS TESTED BY H. WILSON, Moscow, 1920, pb, 74 pages, 9 illustrations, - 3 -, $ 14

B 27 / Link, P. K. and Hackett, W R., et.al. / GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IDAHO, Moscow, 1988, pb, 319 pages, - 3 -, $ 25


I
daho Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications - County Reports  (Most of these are reprints, not originals; when you order if an original is available, it will be sent)

C
R 1 / Hubbard, C. R. / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Moscow, 1956, pb, 17 pages, 2 plates, - 3 -, $ 8

CR 2 / Hubbard, C. R. MINERAL RESOURCES OF LATAH COUNTY, Moscow, 1957, pb, 29 pages, 2 plates, - 3 -, $ 15

CR 3 / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOUCES OF ADA AND CANYON COUNTIES, Moscow, 1958, pb, 94 pages, 2 plates, - 3 -, $ 25

CR 4 / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF GEM AND PAYETTE COUNTIES, Moscow, 1961, pb, 50 pages, 2 plates, - 3 -, $ 20

CR 5 / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Moscow, 1961, pb, 108 pages, - 3 -, $ 26

CR 6 / GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF BONNER COUNTY, Moscow, 1967, pb, 131 pages, - 3 -, $ 27 (copy contains some editorial changes)



Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology 2o Quadrangle Geological Maps

folded maps, - 3 -, $ 10 each or any 4 for $ 32;
Quadrangles available: Ashton, Boise, Challis, Driggs, Elk City, Grangeville, Hailey, Hamilton, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Preston, Pullman, and Twin Falls


Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology Publications - Mines and Prospect Series

BOISE QUADRANGLE, 18 pages, map, $ 10

C
HALLIS QUADRANGLE, 56 pages, map, $ 20

DRIGGS QUADRANGLE, 10 pages, map, $ 10


IDAHO FALLS QUADRANGLE, 10 pages, map, $ 10

JORDAN VALLEY QUADRANGLE, 9 pages, map, $ 10

PRESTON QUADRANGLE, 15 pages, map, $ 10

TWIN FALLS QUADRANGLE, 5 pages, map, $ 10



Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology Geologic Map Series, 1:100,000 scale

Geologic Map of the Upper North Fork of the Clearwater River Area, Northern Idaho, $ 10

Geologic Map of the Lochsa River Area, Northern Idaho, $ 10


Idaho Bureau
of Mines and Geology Surficial Geologic Maps, 1o x 2o

Surficial Geologic Map of the Grangeville Quadrangle, $ 10


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


Idaho Miscellaneous Maps

IDAHO GEOLOGIC MAP, 1:500,000 scale, 1978, folded, - 3 -, $ 10

GEOCHEMICAL MAPS OF THE SELWAY-BITTERROOT WILDERNESS, IDAHO AND MONTANA, $ 10


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Deen, R. L. / OWYHEE COUNTY, IDAHO, Charlestown, 2015, pb, 127 pages, - 1 -, The sprawling high desert wilderness of southwestern Idaho was virtually unknown to whites in 1863, when Mike Jordan and a band of placer miners dipped their pans into the creek that bears his name and found gold. The electrifying news spread, and the people came. Towns sprang up overnight on the mountaintops. Some disappeared almost as quickly as they had appeared. "Men needed to work the mines!" cried Idaho's newspapers. The word went out, and the miners came from Nevada, California, Colorado, and across the West. Soon the great mines of War Eagle Mountain rivaled Nevada's fabled Comstock Lode. With the exception of Silver City, one of America's largest intact ghost towns, the boomtowns, as well as the mines, are gone; however, descendants of the miners remain. Owyhee County is the size of Delaware and Connecticut combined—7,679 square miles—with a population of only 11,500. It is a rarely visited land of few roads and fewer people, sagebrush desert, deep basalt canyons, romantic vistas, and mysterious mountains that still hide their gold and silver.

Historic Wallace Preservation Society /
THE SILVER VALLEY, IDAHO
, Charleston, 2010, pb, 127 pages, - 1 -, The descent into Idaho from the Montana border down Lookout Pass on Interstate 90 largely follows the trail Capt. John Mullan blazed over 150 years ago. The Silver Valley is home to Shoshone County's seat, the historic silver-mining city of Wallace, which has been something of a phoenix rising out of the ashes of two great fires. Along with Wallace, the valley encompasses many other small mining towns, such as Mullan, Silverton, Osburn, Kellogg, Smelterville, Pinehurst, and Kingston, with diverse histories that are both humorous and heartbreaking. It also surrounds the Cataldo Mission, Idaho's oldest standing building, built by the Jesuits and the Coeur d'Alene tribe in 1848.

Lonning, R. A. /
HAILEY, IDAHO, Charleston, 2012, pb, 127 pages, - 1 -, When Hailey was founded in 1881, it was one of many boomtowns that sprang up as a result of the lead-silver rush in the northwestern United States. The city was named for John Hailey, a successful entrepreneur who operated a freight hauling business before the railroad reached the Wood River Valley. The new town's strategic location—in proximity to surrounding, rich lead-silver deposits and at the junction of the Wood River and Croy and Quigley Canyons—allowed Hailey to become a bustling center of commerce and mining. Over the years, Hailey grew and changed with the rise and fall of the local mining and sheepherding industries. In recent years, Hailey has reinvented itself yet again, with tourism as the mainstay of the local economy. More than 130 years after its founding, Hailey remains a vibrant and energetic community in the heart of the Wood River Valley.

Thomason, F. /
BOISE, IDAHO, Charleston, 2009, pb, 127 pages, - 1 -, On a high-desert plateau of the Snake River Plain in southwestern Idaho, Boise, the "City of Trees," began as an encampment on the Oregon Trail along the Boise River. Natives were soon after displaced, and by 1864, a town site was platted north of the river, abutting the garrison at Fort Boise. Early settlers found livelihoods as merchants, supplying miners in the Boise Basin, where gold was discovered in 1862. Boiseans experienced difficulty accepting a municipal government and had to wrest territorial status from Lewiston in northern Idaho. Through decades of irrigation and commerce, they grappled with isolation and a scarcity of goods and amenities, which produced a remarkably resilient and vibrant population. From the railroad in 1880s to statehood in 1890, the interurban, and the airplane, rocket, and computer chip–making eras, Boise continues to grow and thrive.


Idaho Miscellaneous Publications

Aiken K. G. / IDAHO’S BUNKER HILL: The Rise and Fall of a Great Mining Company, 1885 - 1981, cl, 284 pages, - 1 -, $ 29

Alt, D. and Hyndman, D. W. / ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF IDAHO, Missoula, 2009, pb, 393 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Arney, B. H., et.al. / PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND CORRELATION OF VOLCANIC ROCKS IN BOSTIC 1-A WELL NEAR MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO, Los Alamos, 1984, pb, 29 pages, 4 figs., 5 plates (in pocket), 3 tables (in appendix C) - 2 -, $ 14

Arrington, L. J. / HISTORY OF IDAHO, Boise, 1994, pb, 406 pages, - 1 -, $ 40

Beus, S. S., Ed. / ROCKY MOUNTAIN SECTION OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Centennial Field Guide Volume 2, Boulder, 1987, cl, 475 pages, - 2 -, $ 40

Boone, L. / IDAHO PLACE NAMES: A Geographical Dictionary, Moscow, 1988, pb, 413 pages, - 1 -, $ 18

Brock, J. / THE SUNSHINE MINE DISASTER: A Book of Poetry, Moscow, 1995, pb, 74 pages, - 1 -, $ 13

Derig, B. / ROADSIDE HISTORY OF IDAHO, Missoula, 1996, pb, 362 pages, - 1 -, $ 18

Doy, J. M. / INTERIM REPORT ON THE SUNSHINE MINE DISASTER OF MAY 2, 1972, United States Department of Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Arlington, 1972, pb, 37 pages, - 3 -, $ 25

Fahey, J. / HECLA: A Century of Western Mining, Seattle, 1990, cl, 254 pages, - 1 -, $ 45

Greeley, R. and King, J. S. / VOLCANISM OF THE EASTERN SNAKE RIVER PLAIN, IDAHO, A COMPARATIVE PLANETARY GEOLOGY GUIDEBOOK, Washington, 1977, pb, 308 pages, - 3 -, $ 35

Hughes, S. S. and Thackray, G. D. / GUIDEBOOK TO THE GEOLOGY OF EASTERN IDAHO, Pocatello, 1999, pb, 342 pages, - 3 -, rubbed spot on cover, ovg, $ 30

Hyndman, D. W. and Alt, D. / IDAHO BATHOLITH SYMPOSIUM PAPERS, In: Northwest Geology, Volume 6, # 1, 1977, pb, 50 pages, - 2 -, $ 12


Jacob, T., et.al. / NORTH-SOUTH EXTENSION AT THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE IDAHO BATHOLITH, In: Northwest Geology, Volume 17, 1988, pages 43 - 49, - 5 -, $ 12 [Also included in this issue: Deformation style and timing in the footwall of the thrust plate, Western Montana; Petrological and chemical variations in the Independence Volcanic Complex, Absaroka Mountains, Montana, more...]

Klobusicky, T., et. al. / THE COEUR D’ ALENE MINING DISTRICT, Shoshone County, Idaho, Spokane, 1980, one color sheet showing Coeur d’Alene claims, produced by Pennaluna & Company, Wallace, - 1 -, $ 15

Link, P. K., Kuntz, M. A., Platt, L. B. / REGIONAL GEOLOGY OF EASTERN IDAHO AND WESTERN WYOMING, GSA M 179, Boulder, 1992, cl, 312 pages, - 1 -, $ 40

Link, P. K. and Mink, L. L., Ed. / GEOLOGY, HYDROGEOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION: IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY, EASTERN SNAKE RIVER PLAIN, IDAHO, GSA SP 353, Boulder, pb, 311 pages, - 1 -, $ 15 [or free with any $100 order from this website]

Patera, A. H. / PLACERVILLE, IDAHO, Lake Grove, 1993, pb, 56 pages, - 1 -, $ 10 [issue also covers New Alamaden, California; Granite Creek, Nevada; and Promise, Oregon]

Patera, A. H. / PACIFIC NORTHWEST MINING CAMPS, Lake Grove, 1994, pb, 66 pages, - 1 -, $ 12 [includes coverage of Pearl and Silver City, Idaho; Bodie, Washington; Cableville, Oregon]

Piccoli, P. M., et.al. / MAGNETITE-ILMENITE BOUNDARY IN THE WESTERN ATLANTA LOBE OF THE IDAHO BATHOLITH, In: Northwest Geology, Volume 14, pages 7 pages,, - 5 -, $ 12 [Contents of issue also includes: Age of the Alaska Bench Formation, Central Montana; Evolution of Square Butte Laccolith, Eastern Highwood Mountains, Montana; Middle Eocene tuff from the Missoula Basin, Western-Central Montana, more....]

Romaine, G. / ROCKHOUNDING IDAHO, 1st Edition, Guilford, 2010, pb, 253 pages, - 1 - , $ 18

Rosebaum, J. G. and Kaufman, D. S., Ed. / PALEOENVIROMENTS OF BEAR LAKE, UTAH AND IDAHO, AND ITS CATCHMENT, GSA SP 450, Boulder, 2009, pb, 351 pages, - 1 -, $ 10

Russell, B. and Russell, M. ROCK BURST, Moscow, 1998, cl, 425 pages, - 1 -, $ 40 [Here are the stories of the miners and how mining affected their lives on a daily basis]

Savage, C. N. / ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF CARBONATE ROCKS ADJACENT TO THE SNAKE RIVER SOUTH OF LEWISTON, IDAHO, Mineral Resources Report No. 10, Moscow, 1965, pb, 26 pages, 2 plates (in pocket), 8 figs., 4 tables, - 3 -, $ 34

Schwantes, C. A. / RAILROAD SIGNATURES ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, Seattle, 1993, pb, 360 pages, - 1 -, $ 40

Schwantes, C. A. / IN MOUNTAIN SHADOWS: A History of Idaho, 2nd Edition, Lincoln, 1996, pb, - 1 -, $ 20

Shannon, E. V. / THE MINERALS OF IDAHO, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, 1926, afb, 483 pages, - 3 -, $ 150

Smiley, C. J. and Rember, W. C. / GUIDEBOOK AND ROAD LOG TO THE ST. MARIES RIVER (CLARKIA) FOSSIL AREA OF NORTHERN IDAHO, Idaho IC 33, Moscow, 1979, pb, 27 pages, 4 plates, 7 figs., road log, - 1 -, $ 20

Sparling, W. / SOUTHERN IDAHO GHOST TOWNS, Caldwell, 1996, pb, 135 pages, - 1 -, $ 13




Spence, C. C. / A HISTORY OF GOLD DREDGING IN IDAHO, Boulder, 2016, cl, 331 pages, - 1 -, $ 57

Spence, C. C. / FOR WOOD RIVER OR BUST: Idaho’s Silver Boom of the 1880's, Moscow, 1999, cl, 260 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Welch, J. C. / GOLD TOWN TO GHOST TOWN: The story of Silver City, Idaho, 1982, 124 pages, 54 photographs, 4 maps, 1 table, $ 13

Wells, M. W. / GOLD CAMPS AND SILVER CITIES, NINETEENTH CENTURY MINING IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IDAHO, 2002, 3rd Edition, $ 29 [now out of print]

Wolff, F. / A ROOM FOR THE SUMMER: Adventure, Misadventure, and Seduction in the Mines of the Coeur d’Alene, Norman, 2004, cl, 264 pages, - 1 -, $ 30




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