Prospecting for Minerals: A Practical Handbook for Prospectors, Explorers, Settlers, and all interested in the opening-up and development of new lands

By: Cox, S. Herbert

Price: NZ$150.00

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Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Boards rubbed with marks. Ends of spine rubbed. 3/4" chip to cloth along edge of lower corner of rear board. Hinges broken. Internally good. Some pencil marginalia.; The first edition of a title which went through several editions in the decades following its first publication. xi, [1], 239, [1] pages + (49)-68, [4] pages advertisements. Purple cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. "Griffin's Scientific Text Books" in blind-stamped letters on front board. Page dimensions: 193 x 129mm. "The object of this volume is to give a sketch of those subjects which undelie the calling of the Prospector, without encroaching to any great extent upon the provinces occupied by the sciences of Mineralogy and Geology, or the arts of Mining and Metallurgy, which are too far reaching to allow of more than the briefest mention in a work of this sort." - from the Preface. Illustrated with 41 in-text Figures. Selected chapter titles: The Determination of Minerals; Precious Stones and Gems; Stratified Deposits; Mineral Veins and Lodes; Alluvial Deposits; Noble Metals. Gold - Platinum - Osmium - Iridium - Palladium - Tellurium; Silver and Lead; Quicksilver or Mercury; Tin - Titanium - Tungsten - Molybdenum; Combustible Minerals; General Hints regarding Prospecting. ; "New Land" Series, Volume I; 8vo

Title: Prospecting for Minerals: A Practical Handbook for Prospectors, Explorers, Settlers, and all interested in the opening-up and development of new lands

Author Name: Cox, S. Herbert

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Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Charles Griffin & Company: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 12086

Keywords: Maori Bible