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Gold Camps and Silver Cities Idaho Mining Silver Gold


Gold Camps and Silver Cities Idaho Mining Silver Gold

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Just Published Back in Print!

Gold Camps and Silver Cities

Nineteenth Century Mining in Central and Southern Idaho

by Merle W. Wells

2012 Miningbooks.com

Now back in Print, one of the best books on Mining, and Mining history in Central and Southern Idaho. Originally published by the Idaho State Bureau of mines and Geology as Bulletin 22 back in the 60's and revised again in the 80's but long out of print. Now back in print by miningbooks.com This book is one of the best and most accurate histories of mining in this region. Lots of Pictures of the towns, mines and the people back in it's heyday.

Table of Contents:

Part I. First Gold and Silver Excitement, 1862-1869

  • Introduction
  • Boise Basin
  • South Boise
  • Owyhee
  • Deadwood
  • Long Valley
  • Stanley Basin and Robinson Bar
  • Atlanta
  • Boise River
  • Volcano
  • Little Smokey
  • Banner
  • Boise Ridge
  • Hailey Gold Belt
  • Leesburg
  • Lemhi
  • Pearl
  • South Mountain
  • Shoup and Ulysses
  • Loon Creek
  • Yellow Jacket
  • From Gold Rushes to Gouging: Mining Lessons Learned by 1869

Part II - New Camps and Chinese Mining, 1869 - 1878

  • Introduction
  • Snake River
  • Black Pine
  • Yankee Fork
  • Cariboo Mountain
  • Bay Horse and Clayton
  • Heath
  • Seven Devils
  • Gibbonsville
  • Vienna and Sawtooth City

Part III - Lead-Silver Development, 1879-1884

  • Introduction
  • Wood River
  • Sheep Mountain, Greyhound Ridge, and Seafoam
  • Germanita Basin and East Fork of the Salmon
  • Era and Martin
  • Mackay and Copper Basin
  • Mineral City
  • Gilmore and the Viola Mining Region
  • Muldoon
  • Little-Lost River

Part IV Late Nineteenth Century Mineral Discoveries

  • Introduction
  • Big Creek
  • Graham
  • Pine Grove, Bennett Mountain, Lime Creek, and Wood Creek
  • Neal
  • Blackbird
  • Thunder Mountain

Part V Afterword

  • Stibnite
  • Patterson
  • Leadore
  • Parker Mountain
  • Weiser Mining Areas
  • Bear Valley


Historic Value of Metal Production for Idaho


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