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Guidebook to Mining in America
by John R. Park
2000, Stonerose Publishing
The Guidebook to Mining in America Volume 1: West provides information on 877 entries on 310 pages. 182 Photographs, 16 maps, and 66 other graphics illustrate the entries. Entries feature mining museums, museums with mining exhibits, educational and commercial visitable mines, viewable or visitable working mines, preserved ghost mining towns, mining monuments, and mining-related sites. Sites and topics of exhibits include: mining, mining equipment, stone quarrying, mining by Native Americans, ore mills, historic blast furnaces, metal refineries, lime kilns, charcoal kilns, coke ovens, saltworks (including sea-salt), saltpeter caves, petroleum production, pipelines, petroleum tankers, ore loading docks ore boats ore barges, canals, and ore/coal/petroleum hauling railroads. Mining-related sites include: mine superintendents' offices & homes, historic mints, assay offices, mining schools, forts built to protect miners, and cultural institutions financed by mining profits.
Text inserts connect related entries and
provide more in-depth information on: Alaska Gold, The Alaska-Juneau
Mine, Ambrosia Lake Uranium Field, Anaconda Mining Company (AMC), Bingham
Canyon Mine, Borax Mining, Butte, Anaconda, and Pacific Railroad, Butte
Mines, California Petroleum, Carlsbad Potash Mines, Casino (Mining-Ghost)
Towns, Col. Patrick E. Connor, Colorado Coal, Colorado Fuel and Iron
Company, Colorado Gold, Colorado Uranium, Comstock Followers, Comstock Lode,
Copper River and Northwestern Railroad, Couer D'Alene Silver Mines, Cripple
Creek District, Denver & Rio Grand Railroad, The Douglas Family and Phelps
Dodge Corp., The El Paso & Southwestern Railroad, Fairbanks Exploration
Company, George Hearst, The Great Diamond Hoax, The Guggenheim Family,
Homestake Mine, Idaho Phosphate, Kennecott Copper Corporation, Klondike Gold
Rush, The Leadville Area Mines, The Lost Dutchman Mine, Marcus Daly, Montana
Sapphire Mining, Native American Mining in New Mexico, Nevada Gold and
Silver, New Mexico Coal, North Dakota Lignite, Ophir Mining District, Pikes
Peak Gold Rush, Pseudo Ghost Towns, Ski (Mining-Ghost) Towns,
Spanish/Mexican Mining, State Line Diamond District, The Treadwell Mine,
TransAlaska Pipeline, Uintah Railroad, United States Mints and Coins, Utah
Gilsonite, Utah Uranium, W. A. Clark, Washington Coal, Wyoming Gold, Wyoming
Iron, Wyoming Trona Mining.
Entries from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
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