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Secrets of the Rocks Mining Prospecting Geology Book


Secrets of the Rocks Mining Prospecting Geology Book

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Secrets of the Rocks or The Story of the Hills and the Gulches:

A Manual of Hints and Helps For the Prospector and Miner



Samuel Frazier

491 Pages


  1. Chemical Elements and Mineral Compounds
  2. Story of the Rocks
  3. Story of the Rocks continued
  4. Story of the Rocks Concluded
  5. World Building
  6. Chemistry of the Rocks
  7. The World's Chemical Life
  8. Synopsis of a History of a Great Industry
  9. Gold and Silver in the History and in the Economy of the World
  10. Theories of Lodes and Mineral Deposits
  11. Formation of Metallic Ores - Silver in its various forms - Science for Prospectors
  12. Legends and Stories of Lost Mines - Famous Mines and the Fate of their Discoverers
  13. More Romance of Lost Mines - Famous Mines accidently discovered
  14. Volcanoes and Hot Springs - Their relation to Ore Deposits
  15. Prospecting
  16. Some theories of Nodule formation - Catalogue of the Worlds Largest Nuggets - Pockets
  17. How nuggets are formed The Glacial and Drift Epochs The relation of Glaciers to Placers
  18. Mineral Lodes
  19. Rock Fissures and Vein Formation - Contact and other Veins - Lodes and Wall Rock - Locating Gold Ledges
  20. Mineralogy and Metallurgy in Brief
  21. Roasting Minerals Under Examination - Surface Disintegration of Ore Bodies - Natures own roasting process
  22. General Chemical and Special Tests for Minerals
  23. Examination of Mines and Sampling
  24. "Salting" Different Schemes for working Fraud - and Expert's Experience
  25. Placer Mines and Placer Mining
  26. Appliances for Saving Fine Gold
  27. River Mining
  28. Tracing a Quartz Lode
  29. Concluding Advise to Prospectors

Excellent book even for todays prospector!

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