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The Working of Mineral Deposits         Books About Mining - S-Z

Here is an alphabetical list of books about Mining, Prospecting, Mines, Miners, Mining History, Economic Minerals, Mining Engineering, and some Geological, Geotechnical, and Petroleum Engineering, compiled by a science librarian, that are currently available (in print). Click on the image or title for additional information and availability. The list is frequently updated; so check back often.

NOTE: There is a separate section for Mining History Books.


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Engineering, Industrial, Scientific, & Technical - S-Z

Sodium Sulfate: Handbook of Deposits, Processing and Use  Strategies for Optimizing Petroleum Exploration: Evaluate Initial Potential and Forecast  Study Guide for the Professional Registration of Mining/Mineral Engineers  Super-Duty Earthmovers  Techniques in Underground Mining: Selections from Underground Mining Methods Handbook

The Theory of Inductive Prospecting  The Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guides to the U.S.A.: Where and How to Dig, Pan, and Mine Your Own Gems and Minerals: Northeast States  21st Century Complete Guide to Mine Safety and Mining Accidents: Comprehensive Information...  1st Century Complete Guide to Minerals: Comprehensive Information from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) including the full Mineral Yearbook, Commodity Summaries,...  21st Century Complete Guide to Mining: Mine Safety, Surface Coal Mines, and Accidents, with Comprehensive Information...

21st Century Complete Guide to Surface Mining: Environmental Protection and Land Reclamation of Coal Mines...  Understanding Mineral Deposits  Uranium Resource Processing: Secondary Resources  Valuing Mining Companies: A Guide to the Assessment and Evaluation of Assets, Performance, and Prospects

Well Logging for Physical Properties: A Handbook for Geophysicists,
Geologists and Engineers  Where to Find Gold in Northern California  The Working of Mineral Deposits  Yellow Steel: The Story of the Earthmoving Equipment Industry  You Can Find Gold: With a Metal Detector

Mining History

The  Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream  All Nine Alive!: The Dramatic Mine Rescue That Inspired and Cheered a Nation  Arizona's Ghost Towns and Mining Camps: A Travel Guide to History  Aspen: The History of a
Silver-Mining Town, 1879-1893  The Automobile Gold Rushes and Depression Era Mining  Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic

The Battle for Butte:  Mining and Politics on the Northern Frontier, 1864-1906  The Bewitchment of Silver:  The Social Economy of Mining in Nineteenth-Century Peru  Beyond Hope: An Illustrated History of the Fraser and Cariboo Gold Rush  Beyond the Boundaries: Life and Landscape at the Lake Superior Copper Mines, 1840-1875  Blacks in Gold Rush California

Blocton: The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town  Bodie: The Mines Are Looking Well... History of Bodie Mining District, Mono County, California  Bodie's Gold: Tall Tales and True History from a California Mining Town  The Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit Against the Coal Company--And Won  Calaveras Gold: The Impact of Mining on a Mother Lode County  Capital and Labour on the Kimberley Diamond Fields, 1871-1890  Chasing the Glitter: Black Hills Milling, 1874-1959  Climax: The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine

Coal: A Memoir and Critique  Coal People: Life in Southern Colorado's Company Towns, 1890-1930  Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps  Copper Crucible: How the Arizona Miners' Strike of 1983 Recast
Labor-Management Relations in America [paperback]  Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest  De re Metallica

Death Valley to Yosemite:  Frontier Mining Camps and Ghost Towns - The Men, The Women, Their Mines and Stories  Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession  Early Days on the Yukon: And the Story of the Gold Fields  Explorations of the Highlands of Brazil: With a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines  Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its Natural and Historic Points of Interest  Eye of the Blackbird: A Story of Gold in the American West  Fire Into Ice: Charles Fipke and the Great Diamond Hunt  47 Down: The 1922 Argonaut Gold Mine Disaster

George Carmack: Man of Mystery Who Set Off the Klondike Gold Rush  The Georgia Gold Rush: Twenty-Niners, Cherokees, and Gold Fever  Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of California: A History & Guide  Ghost Towns of Colorado: Your Guide to Colorado's Historic Mining Camps and Ghost Towns  Ghost Towns of Northern California: Your Guide to Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps  Gold Camps and Silver Cities: 19th Century Mining in Central and Southern Idaho

The Gold Crusades: A Social History of the Gold Rushes, 1849-1929  Gold: The California Story  Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail  A Good Camp: Gold Mines of Julian and the Cuyamacas  Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster  High Altitude Energy: A History of Fossil Fuels in Colorado  The History of the Comstock Lode: 1850-1997

Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 [paperback]  In the Kingdom of Coal: An American Family and the Rock That Changed the World  Industrializing the Rockies: Growth, Competition, and Turmoil in the Coalfields of Colorado and Wyoming, 1868-1914  Iron in the Pines: The Story of New Jersey's Ghost Towns and Bog Iron  Iron Mine Trails  King Croesus' Gold:  Excavations at Sardis and the History of Gold Refining  The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush  The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay 1897-1899

Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush  Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster  The Making of a Hardrock Miner:  An Account of the Experiences of a Worker in Copper, Molybdenum, and Uranium Mines in the West  Mexican Coal Mining Labor in Texas and Coahuila, 1880-1930  Mine in the Sky

A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West, 1850 - 1950  A Mine to Make a Mine:  Financing the Colorado Mining Industry, 1859-1902  The Miners of Windber: The Struggles of New Immigrants for Unionization, 1890s-1930s  Mining and Metal Production Through the Ages  The Mining Camps Speak

Mining Cultures: Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41  Mining Frontiers of the Far West, 1848-1880  Mining in World History  Mountains of Silver: Life in Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District  Necessary Fraud: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal  Oro en Tierra del Fuego!  Pay Dirt: Fortunes and Misfortunes of an Alaskan Gold Miner

Precious Dust: The Saga of the Western Gold Rushes  Preserving the Glory Days: Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye County, Nevada  Quest for the Pillar of Gold: The Mines and Miners of the Grand Canyon  Riding the High Wire: Aerial Mine Tramways in the West  The Roar and the Silence: A History of Virginia City and the Comstock Lode

Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush  Rogue Diamonds: Northern Riches On Dene Land  Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California  The Shirley Letters: From the Calfornia Mines, 1850-1852  Silver in the Sierra Madre: The Story of the Santa Cruz Mine and Philip W. Beckley  Silver Saga: The Story of Caribou, Colorado  The Silver Seekers: They Tamed California's Last Frontier  Six Months in the Gold Mines: From a Journal of Three Years Residence in  Upper and Lower California 1847-48-49

Six Years in Bolivia: The Adventures of a Mining Engineer  Song of the Hammer and Drill: The Colorado San Juan, 1860-1914  Southwest Missouri Mining Area  Swift's Silver Mines and Related Appalachain Treasures  Tales of the Mine Country  Texas Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasure

Three Strikes: Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century  Three Years in the Klondike  Tomboy Bride: A Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West  Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster  Traveling California's Gold Rush Country  Treasure Hill: Portrait of a Silver Mining Camp  The United Mine Workers of America: A Model of Industrial Solidarity?  Uranium Frenzy: Saga of the Nuclear West  The Utah Gold Rush: The Lost Rhoades Mine and the Hathenbruck Legacy

Wealth, Waste, and Alienation: Growth and Decline in the Connellsville Coke Industry  Western Mining: ...  When the Mines Closed: Stories of Struggles in Hard Times  Which Side Are You on: The Harlan County Coal Miners, 1931-39  Wisconsin Underground: A Guide to Caves, Mines, and Tunnels In and Around the Badger State  Wounding the West: Montana, Mining, and the Environment  Yellowcake Towns: Uranium Mining Communities in the American West

Mining & Mining History -- Children / K-12 Level

Coal (True Books: Natural Resources)  Gold Fever! Tales from the California Gold Rush  The Gold Rush  Gold Rush!: The Young Prospector's Guide to Striking It Rich

The Life of a Miner  Mining (America at Work)  Story of Gold  The World of Caves, Mines and Tunnels


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