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Silver And Gold Mining Camps of the Old West

A State by State American Encyclopedia (Indian Placenames in America)
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This reference work catalogs silver and gold mining camps by state in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Each entry includes location, names of known miners, year of discovery, and ore value.

Unique details of each camp are given, including historical events. This reference work catalogs silver and gold mining camps by state in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Each entry includes location, names of known miners, year of discovery, and ore : Sandy Nestor.

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Free shipping for many products. Get this from a library. Silver and gold mining camps of the Old West: a state by state American encyclopedia. [Sandy Nestor] -- "This work catalogs camps in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Entries include location, names of miners known to have. Bring back to life the ageless Old West mining-era of prosperous boomtowns, miners, prospectors, pioneers, desperados, and million-dollar gold and silver mines, all with one book.

It is Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Washington State Exploring Washington’s Historic Ghost Towns & Mining Camps, ISBN:paperback, and 8x Special attention is given to the methods employed in the California and Montana gold fields, Colorado and the Comstock Lode, the Black Hills, and Tombstone, Arizona.

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Though there was never another find that was as large as that of California, there were numerous others that led prospectors by the thousands to the west, sure that they would find their fortune.

ingold was found near Denver, Colorado and the Comstock Lode was developed in the s, precious minerals were found in eastern Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. Most old gold and silver mines were discovered by lonely prospectors or local indigenous people.

Other mines where said to be shown in dreams and visions by the Gods or the spirits. Either way these old mines were somehow discovered.

Over the centuries, some people found fame and fortune, others lost it all and countless more died trying. The tales have it that Jesuit priests had Pima Indians working both gold and silver mines, though mostly silver. Modern day Jesuits deny this claim.

These mines were supposedly close by in small mountain ranges. The original gold rush from saw the lion's share of silver removed. After that, mining operations didn't prove too successful. As a result, the scourge of TB is practically nonexistent in today’s hard rock mining population.

Regardless of the risks, mining in the Old West was as common as “fleas on a dog.” For many, the lure and risks of mining represented the American dream. Mining.

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Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West book. Distributed by the University of N Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American West book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Vardis Alvero Fisher was a writer best known for his popular historical novels of the Old West. He also wrote the /5(1).

This collection of stories portrays an Old West that is both fact and fiction. The fifty narratives are written by some of America’s finest writers, including Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Jack London, Mary Austin, Ambrose Bierce, Owen Wister, Frederic Remington, Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, O.

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Silver and Gold Mining Camps of the Old West: A State by State American Encyclopedia by Sandy Nestor About this title: The lure of gold in the American West beckoned to thousands of hungry settlers eager to stake a claim, reap the abundant wealth of the territory, and escape often difficult financial conditions at home, whether in Eastern.

Mining historian Kerby Jackson introduces us to a classic mining work in this important re-issue of the Idaho Bureau of Mines publication “Gold Camps & Silver Cities: Wherein is Told the Story of the Rush of Into the Boise Basin and the Owyhee Country and of what Followed; how the Gold-seekers and Rainbow-runners Transformed a Hostile Wilderness Into Idaho Territory And, Later, Into the Reviews: 8.

During the late 19th century, gold fever roared through Colorado like wildfire, and mining camps and towns were literally born overnight. Seeking their fortunes, thousands of men arrived in the Centennial State in search of glittery minerals. Ten years after the California Gold Rush, new deposits were gradually found throughout the West.

Colorado yielded gold and silver at Pikes Peak in and Leadville in Nevada claimed Comstock Lode, the largest of American silver strikes. From Coeur d'Alene in Idaho to Tombstone in Arizona, boom towns flowered across the American. Spokane was an important mining camp located in Black Hills within Custer County.

The town was established in following the discovery of gold at the Spoken Mine, but mines in the area also produced copper, lead, zinc, graphite, silver, mica and hematite.

Most of the mining stopped in the s as the ore was completely exhausted. A mining camp named Jerome was established on the side of Cleopatra Hill in The town housed the workers in the nearby United Verde Mine, which was to produce over 1 billion dollars in copper, gold and silver over the next 70 years.

Jerome became a notorious “wild west” town, a hotbed of prostitution, gambling, and vice. QUESNELLE HYDRAULIC GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in ) Under the Laws of the State of Delaware - Worked hydraulic gold and platinum mines on 20 Mile Creek at Hydraulic (which was apparently a town or mining camp).

British Columbia, Canada. Signed by J. Scattergood as treasurer and Sidney Mason, president. Office at. An open listing for gold mining camps around the world.

Learn first hand how to prospect, pan, dredge, and highbank on location. There are also opportunities for working open pit and underground mines. Camp Listing: Alabama Gold Camp.

Lineville AL USA. Phone: E-Mail: [email protected] Today gold, silver, and base metal mining continue to be active industries in Alaska. Arizona Mines View Arizona mines. Of the approximately 9, mines recorded in Arizona by the USGS, over 3, are listed as gold producers.

Arizona ranked eighth among US states for historical gold. Gold-mining towns grew rapidly and usually included shops, saloons and brothels, along with other businesses to meet the miners' needs.

However, the rapid growth brought lawlessness to the towns. The mining camps were tent cities that grew rapidly in areas of gold discovery, and people often moved to the next site within months after the gold.

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Gold Rushes and Mining Camps of the Early American WestVardis FisherOne of the best most comprehensive books on Mining history covering all the mining camps in the west. Pages. The author a professor and teacher tells the facts by doing research and i.

When gold was discovered in California in the s, a frenzy of adventurers headed west seeking their fortunes. Soon thousands of mining towns had popped up all over the West as precious metals.

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I love exploring old gold mining camps here in Nevada. Be careful as you never know what you might find. With the rising prices for gold and silver, an increasing number of these sites are being fenced and posted "No Trespassing" and some are renewing mining activities.

To date, I have explored and photographed over a of Nevada's ghost towns and mining camps, and have an ongoing list of around more to visit. SF's gay reputation started during the Gold Rush. It continued. Inthe incidence of the male homosex was twice as high in the Seattle to San Francisco belt as it was in Boston-New England area.

Any all-male camps, mining, cowboys, lumberjacks, merchant marine, whaling, the military: all were notorious for the homosex.The two stone buildings that remain today. Caribou boomed as a top silver producer in the s and s. The town boasted the typical furnishings of any mining camp of the era- A hotel, boarding houses for the miners, a small row of general merchandise stores, and a schoolhouse which only held class in the summer months because the high winds of the other three seasons were too severe- It is.