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Author Twitty, Eric.

Title Riches to rust : a guide to mining in the old West / by Eric Twitty.

Imprint Montrose, CO : Western Reflections, c2002.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    622.2 TWI    DUE 07-01-20
Edition 1st ed.
Description 383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-350) and index.
Contents ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. Building the surface plant -- ch. 3. Surface plants for mine tunnels -- ch. 4. Gear oil and steam power : surface plants for shafts in the Gilded Age -- ch. 5. In the shadow of the fortune seekers : mining during the Great Depression -- ch. 6. Riches to rust : interpreting the remains of historic mines -- appendix. Tables for identifying and interpreting surface plant machinery and other facilities -- Bibliography -- End notes -- Index.
Subject Mines and mineral resources -- West (U.S.) -- Equipment and supplies -- History.
Mining machinery -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Mine buildings -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Added Title Guide to mining in the old West
ISBN 1890437603 : $19.95

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