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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. Click on the image or title for additional information and availability. The list is frequently updated; so check back often.


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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     Anthracite Roots: Generations of Coal Mining in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania     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

Bodie:     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     The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption in America's Richest Silver Mine     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]     Idaho's Bunker Hill: The Rise and Fall of a Great Mining Company, 1885-1981     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     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     Mining Camps of Placer County     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     Mining Women: Gender in the Development of a Global Industry, 1670 to 2005     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     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     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

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