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Strike it Rich Prospecting for Gold & Silver CO 1895

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Strike it Rich Prospecting for Gold & Silver CO 1895

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Strike it Rich

Prospecting for Gold and Silver Colorado, 1895

By

Arthur Lakes

Arthur Lakes, generally considered the "Father of Colorado Geology," taught geology at Colorado School of Mines, but also saw the need for a book that laymen could use in their quest to "strike it rich". The result was Prospecting for Gold and Silver. Published in 1895, the book became extremely popular and was followed by several later editions. As valuable today as it was over 100 years ago, this book is a great resource for today's prospector, historian, or anyone who just wants to know how prospecting and mining is done.

Lakes, renowned as and extremely interesting speaker, was also a very good writer and teacher. He used all those skills in this book to explain such things as what ot take on a prospecting expedition, where and how to look for gold and silver, basic geology, fossils, how to "study" rocks for mineralization, the types of minerals found in the Rocky Mountains, and mining techniques (including placer mining for gold panning). In addition, Prospecting for Gold and Silver includes descriptions of various mining districts in Colorado. Lakes also provides basic information on examining a mine, sampling a mine, "Salting" a mine, and mining law.

Some of the areas included in this book are Creede, Cripple Creek, Alma, California Gulch(Leadville) and more.

Great book with great information now back in print.



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