Western Mining: An Informal Account of Precious Metals Prospecting, Placering, Lode Mining and Milling on the American Frontier from Spanish Times To 1893
Otis E. Young
Comments: "with the technical assistance of Robert Lenon"
Subjects: Science/Mathematics, USA, History of the Americas, Mathematics & science, Mining technology & engineering, History - U.S., Technology & Engineering, Mining, Frontier and pioneer life, History, Mines and mineral resources, West (U.S.), History / United States / General, United States - 19th Century/Old West
Summary: "If you enjoy Old West history, mining or geology, or if you just want to know how the desert rats found gold and silver, then this is your book. Lots of detail on the geology of placer and lode mining, techniques used by the Spaniards and desert rats and plenty of colorful history. While the geology can get to be a bit much for those of us who aren't geologists, the history makes up for it."