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http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/0/0/4/10043/10043.txt

A Brief Description of the Great Gold Regions in the Northwest Territories and Alaska
BY
JOSEPH LADUE
Founder of Dawson City, N.W.T.
Explorer, Miner and Prospector
September, 1897

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14458/14458-h/14458-h.htm

A HISTORY OF TRADE UNIONISM IN THE UNITED STATES
BY
SELIG PERLMAN, PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics in the University of Wisconsin; Co-author of the History of Labour in the United States
1922
Mining info

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext00/amrnr10.txt

A MILLIONAIRE OF ROUGH-AND-READY
by
BRET HARTE

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15229/15229-h/15229-h.htm

A REVIEW OF THE RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIES OF WASHINGTON 1909

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15576/15576.txt

A SYSTEM OF INSTRUCTION IN THE PRACTICAL USE OF THE BLOWPIPE. 1858

 

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http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext02/wltnt11.txt

AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS.
by Adam Smith

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/1/2/2/11226/11226-8.txt

BUILDING A STATE IN APACHE LAND
From articles of Charles D. Poston in the _Overland Express_
1894

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13001/13001.txt

CALIFORNIA
Four Months among the Gold-Finders, Being the Diary of an Expedition from San Francisco to the Gold Districts
By
J. TYRWHITT BROOKS, M.D.
1849

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext01/cnfsc10.txt

Confiscation
An Outline
WILLIAM GREENWOOD

“Up among the peaks and valleys of the Sierra Nevada lies the town of Mariposa, settled by gold seekers whose rich findings gave world wide fame to this hamlet among the mountains. Aluvial gold and quartz bearing gold was scattered with lavish hand through the surrounding hills, and in the beds of the summer-dried streams. Generous laws of their own making, gave ample room, and the eager workers toiled on, forgetting the past hardships of the long journey where so many fell by the way, and the rugged hills became endeared to them as they marked out the shaded spots on their shelving sides where their coming dear ones could look down on the busy scene below. But the camp follower with ready knife never finished the wounded brave quicker than did the "land grant" swindler finish Mariposa when her riches became the theme of every gold camp throughout the world. And to-day the big hearted and stalwart miner goes to fever-laden Africa and ice-bound Alaska, when there are whole mountains of the best mineral bearing land in the world in his own country, but which our present laws forbid him to touch.”

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12236/12236-h/12236-h.htm

DEATH VALLEY IN '49.
1894
great sketches

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3679/3679-h/3679-h.htm

GETTING GOLD:
A PRACTICAL TREATISE FOR PROSPECTORS, MINERS, AND STUDENTS.
By J. C. F. Johnson, F. G. S.,
1898

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/7htrk10.txt

IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES
A STORY OF ADVENTURE IN COLORADO
BY G. A. HENTY

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/0/0/4/10043/10043.txt

KLONDYKE NUGGETS
A Brief Description of the Great Gold Regions in the Northwest Territories and Alaska
BY
JOSEPH LADUE
Founder of Dawson City, N.W.T.
Explorer, Miner and Prospector
1897

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8luth10.txt

LIFE OF LUTHER
BY
JULIUS KOSTLIN
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS from AUTHENTIC SOURCES
TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN
1881

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MEMOIRS OF GENERAL U. S. GRANT, Part 2
Contains some info about the 1849 California miners and prices of staples/labor.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17449/17449.txt

Mining Laws of Ohio
1921
COMPILED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Columbus, Ohio

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext00/tariz10.txt

MEMOIR OF THE PROPOSED TERRITORY OF ARIZONA.
BY
SYLVESTER MOWRY, U. S. A., DELEGATE ELECT.
1857.

http://richmondthenandnow.com/Newspaper-Articles/Gold-Mines-2.html

Rediscovering Virginia's Golden Era

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12784/12784.txt

II. REPORT OF THE ASSAY ON WOOD'S COINAGE, MADE BY SIR ISAAC NEWTON,
EDWARD SOUTHWELL, ESQ., AND THOMAS SCROOPE, ESQ.
1903

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13832/13832-h/13832-h.htm

ROMANCE OF CALIFORNIA LIFE
by
JOHN HABBERTON
Author of Helen's Babies
1880

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12518/12518-h/12518-h.htm

THE ADVENTURES OF A FORTY-NINER.
AN HISTORIC DESCRIPTION OF CALIFORNIA, WITH EVENTS AND IDEAS OF SAN FRANCISCO
AND ITS PEOPLE IN THOSE EARLY DAYS.
By DANIEL KNOWER.
1894

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/2/7/6/12764/12764-8.txt

THE FORTY-NINERS
A CHRONICLE OF THE CALIFORNIA TRAIL AND EL DORADO
BY STEWART EDWARD WHITE
1918

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16551/16551-8.txt

THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST
By DAVID BELASCO
1911

"In those strange days, people coming from God knows where, joined forces in that far Western land, and, according to the rude custom of the camp, their very names were soon lost and unrecorded, and here they struggled, laughed, gambled, cursed, killed, loved and worked out their strange destinies in a manner incredible to us of to-day. Of one thing only are we sure--they lived!"
Early History of California.

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/2/3/14234/14234.txt

THE LURE OF THE NORTH
by
HAROLD BINDLOSS
1918

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext02/passf10.txt

THE PASSING OF THE FRONTIER, A CHRONICLE OF THE OLD WEST
BY EMERSON HOUGH
1918

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/prspc10.txt

THE PROSPECTOR
RALPH CONNOR

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13000/13000.txt

THE ROUGH RIDERS
BY
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
1899

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext96/rndup10.txt

THE ROUND-UP

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext06/7spnd10.txt

THE SPENDERS
A TALE OF THE THIRD GENERATION
BY
HARRY LEON WILSON
1902

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2661/2661-h/2661-h.htm

THE STORY OF A MINE
By Bret Harte
1877

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16861/16861-h/16861-h.htm

THE WEDGE OF GOLD
BY C.C. GOODWIN,
1893

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/7mexc10.txt

TRAMPING THROUGH MEXICO, GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS
1916

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/7/8/1/17817/17817-h/17817-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881
The Treatment of Quicksilver Ores in Spain.

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Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882
THE POSITION OF MANGANESE IN MODERN INDUSTRY
STRONTIANITE

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Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882
ON SILICON -- It is known that platinum heated in a forge fire, in contact with carbon, becomes fusible
STANNOUS NITRATES
METALLIC THORIUM

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Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883
Reconversion of Nitroglycerine into Glycerine.
Carbonic Acid and Bisulphide of Carbon
.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11344/11344-h/11344-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement No. 415
DECEMBER 15, 1883
RECENT STUDIES ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ALKALOIDS
ENLARGING ON ARGENTIC PAPER AND OPALS
THE MANUFACTURE OF CHARCOAL IN KILNS.
ON THE MINERALOGICAL LOCALITIES IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/5/8/3/15833/15833-h/15833-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884.
ON ELECTROLYSIS --- Precipitation of lead, thallium, silver, bismuth, manganese, etc.
THE ELECTRO-CHEMICAL EQUIVALENT OF SILVER
Density and Pressure of Detonating Gas
A PROCESS FOR MAKING WROUGHT IRON DIRECT FROM THE ORE

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/1/3/8/11385/11385-h/11385-h.htm

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 446
JULY 19, 1884
Tin in Canned Foods
The Pneumatic Dynamite Gun.
Improved Pneumatic Filtering Presses
The Deposition of Ores.--By J.S. NEWBERRY.--Mineral Veins.--Bedded veins.--Theories of ore deposit.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13962/13962-h/13962-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884
THE COMBINING WEIGHTS, VOLUMES, AND SPECIFIC GRAVITIES OF ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS
ANALYSIS OF ZINC ASH AND CALCINED PYRITES BY MEANS OF AMMONIUM CARBONATE
HYDRAULIC MINING IN CALIFORNIA
INDUSTRIAL MODEL OF THE REYNIER ZINC ACCUMULATOR
Temperature of the Earth
Charcoal Kilns

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/1/6/4/11647/11647-h/11647-h.htm

with images
Scientific American Supplement No. 458
OCTOBER 11, 1884
THE AMALGAMATION OF SILVER ORES
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PLATINUM.
DIAMOND MINING IN BRAZIL
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PLATINUM

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13939/13939-h/13939-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885
THE ORGANIZATION AND PLAN OF THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 508
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 26, 1885
CHEMISTRY AND METALLURGY.—The Cowles Electric Smelting Process. 5 figures.
Deep Shafts and Deep Shafts
GEOLOGY, ETC.

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/1/7/6/11761/11761-h/11761-h.htm#24

Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885
THE CHROMATOSCOPE
CHLORIDES IN RAINFALL OF 1884

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 520
DECEMBER 19, 1885
THE HELICOIDAL OR WIRE STONE SAW

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Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886
PRIMITIVE IRON MANUFACTURE
THE CATASTROPHE AT CHANCELADE
PIPETTE FOR TAKING THE DENSITY OF LIQUIDS

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/1/6/6/11662/11662-h/11662-h.htm

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 598
JUNE 18, 1887
MINERALOGY.—Precious Stones of the United States

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/1/7/3/11736/11736-h/11736-h.htm

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 586
MARCH 26, 1887
NICKEL PLATING
TAR FOR FIRING RETORTS
EXPERIMENTS IN TONING GELATINO-CHLORIDE PAPER
THE LAWS OF THE ABSORPTION OF LIGHT IN CRYSTALS.
FURNACE FOR DECOMPOSING CHLORIDE OF MAGNESIUM

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11648/11648-h/11648-h.htm

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 595
MAY 28, 1887
NEW DREDGING MACHINERY
IMPROVED MICROSCOPICAL SETTLING TUBE
THE EDIBLE EARTH OF JAVA
Images

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16948/16948-h/16948-h.htm

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 611
SEPTEMBER 17, 1887
Scenes among the Extinct Volcanoes of Rhineland
Images

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Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887
CARBONIC ACID IN THE AIR
THE PART THAT ELECTRICITY PLAYS IN CRYSTALLIZATION

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/6/3/5/16354/16354-h/16354-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887
AUGUSTE'S ENDLESS STONE SAW
The process of extracting gold from ores by absorption of the precious metal in chlorine g
CONFEDERATE APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING SALTPETER FOR AMMUNITION
IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF PORTLAND CEMENT
ROBURITE, THE NEW EXPLOSIVE

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/6/9/7/16972/16972-h/16972-h.htm#art05

Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889
ON ALLOTROPIC FORMS OF SILVER

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17755/17755-h/17755-h.htm

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 717
SEPTEMBER 28, 1889

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 787
January 31, 1891
The Recovery of Gold and Silver from Plating and Gilding Solutions

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 799
APRIL 25, 1891
SPECTRUM OF THE SUN AND ELEMENTS
A PROJECTING APPARATUS FOR BALANCES OF PRECISION
ALLOTROPIC FORMS OF METALS

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/3/3/5/13358/13358-h/13358-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891
AN APPARATUS FOR HEATING SUBSTANCES IN GLASS TUBES UNDER PRESSURE
TABLE OF ATOMIC WEIGHTS

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 810
July 11, 1891
Precious and Ornamental Stones and Diamond Cutting
Mine Timbering

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/9/9/14990/14990-h/14990-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement No. 819 September 12, 1891
REFINING SILVER BULLION
THE TREATMENT OF REFRACTORY ORES

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/9/8/14989/14989-h/14989-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement No. 822 October 3, 1891
THE WATER MOLECULE
A GEM-BEARING GRANITE VEIN IN WESTERN CONNECTICUT
THE STUDY OF MANKIND

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/5/0/5/15051/15051-h/15051-h.htm

Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
THE COLORADO DESERT LAKE
ANIMAL ORIGIN OF PETROLEUM AND PARAFFIN
THE ORIGIN OF PETROLEUM

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/5/0/5/15052/15052-h/15052-h.htm

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 832
December 12, 1891
The Allotropic Conditions of Silver
Modern Methods of Quarrying


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