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Mining fields of the West

Thomas, Charles

Mining fields of the West

being a practical exposition of the principal mines and mining districts in Cornwall and Devon.

by Thomas, Charles

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by D. Bradford Barton in Truro (Cornwall) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Cornwall (County),
  • Devon.
    • Subjects:
    • Mineral industries -- England -- Cornwall (County),
    • Mineral industries -- England -- Devon.

    • Edition Notes

      1st ed. originally published 1871.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9539.A3 G785 1967
      The Physical Object
      Pagination100 p.
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5645995M
      LC Control Number68080665

        The history of mining the West has been explored and developed much less than the mines themselves. In fact, no book has been written that encapsulates the overall history of mining in the American and Canadian West. While there is a fantastic cache of materials on the history of mining, until now there was no one source that united these Reviews: 2. "The most comprehensive and interpretive study of the mining industry available to historians It is a book that will stand the test of time." -W. Turrentine Jackson, Technology and Culture "Mark Wyman's sympathetic account of the Western metal miners includes graphic details of their bitter struggle for unpaid wages, for industrial safety legislation, for corporate liability in the.

        The Bullion Mine reportedly yielded s ounces of gold during its heyday, and evidence of mining activity abounds along the old trail. In , a hydraulic mining operation on nearby Rock Creek was largely unsuccessful. By the s, the mines at South Pass had played out, but some mining continued in the general area until the late s. Glossary of terms used in the American Mining Industry. Dry Diggings – Earth excavated in the summer and held to be washed in winter when water was more plentiful.. Dry Washing – Fine soil blown away, leaving the gold.. Drywasher – A common desert mining tool similar to a highbanker but doesn’t need operates by the use of wind. The light junk material is blown off the top of.

      Despite the dimensions, this is not a coffee table book. What I enjoyed was the author put in a considerable amount of research and doesn't repeat the tales that were inaccurately reported in early works by other writers. The colorful cast of old west characters are here like Calamity Jane and Soapy Smith but the gold rushes are not covered in /5(1). A History of American Mining, American Institute of Mining Engineers Series (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., ). (Acg/2(3)), Interviews With Mining Engineers [Reprinted from "The Mining and Scientific Press"] (San Francisco, CA: Mining and Scientific Press, ). (aaa).


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