* 1939 *
* Stated - First Impression *
* HARDCOVER BOOK *
Profusely Illustrated with Photographs this Fascinating Book of Minerals metals and gems includes Great illustrations of Hydraulic Gold Mining ** Modern Alaskan Gold Mine ** Silica Quarry ** Panning Gold by Hand in Panama ** A Placer Gold Mine in the Jungles of Panama ** Gold-Silver-Lead Mine at Telluride, Colorado; ** A Nitrate Mine on the Chilean Desert; ** Mining Bauxite in British Guiana; Mining Soft Kaolin; and more and Drawings of Minerals and Crystals
This Really Neat book has been written solely for the purpose of telling the interesting and frequently very strange stories of some of the most important and best-known minerals which go to make up this old earth of ours.
Chapters and some content: MINERALS and ROCKS in the MAKING (difference between minerals and rocks; use of latin names; simplicity of mineral names; groups of rocks and minerals; igneous and sedimentary rocks; metamorphized rocks and minerals; limestone rocks; why some rocks are coarse and some fine-grained; how sandstone is formed; puddingstone; how veins and crystals are formed; what causes colors; precious stones; and more)
MINERAL MINES (who were the first miners? ancient mines; mines of metals and gems; ancient bronze in America; mines of many kin... read more