Geology of the Aspen Mining District, Colorado; with Atlas. [Atlas]: Atlas to accompany Monograph XXXI on the Geology of the Aspen Mining District, Colorado. [2 volumes].
by SPURR, Josiah Edward (1870-1950); Samuel Franklin EMMONS (1841-1911).
Washington:: Government Printing Office, 1898., 1898. // Two volumes. 4to. & folio atlas. TEXT VOL.: 4to. xxxv, 260, x, [ii] pp. 43 plates (some photographic, 4 color), 10 figs., index. Original maroon gilt-stamped cloth; extremities and inner joints mended with kozo. Very good. ATLAS VOL.: [House Doc. No. 101] 32 maps (color or tinted). Original full green gilt-stamped cloth; extremities mended with kozo, front endleaf crease and torn. Very good. FIRST EDITION OF THIS REVERED GEOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE MINING DISTRICT OF ASPEN COLORADO, BEING ACCOMPANIED BY THE MUCH SOUGHT-AFTER ATLAS VOLUME. The atlas shows topographic, mining and geologic maps of Aspen, Tourtelette Park, Hunter Park, Lenado, Smuggler Mountain (opened I n1879 and is now the oldest operating silver mine in the Aspen district) and the Lenado Mining District, based on the five maps of the United States Geological Survey. The first prospectors arrived in Aspen in 1871, "[by1891] Aspen is the largest silver producing district annually in the nation with one-sixth of the U.S. total and one-sixteenth the world total." – Aspen Historical Society. See: Stephen J. Spurr, In Search of the Kuskokwim and Other Great Endeavors: The Life and Times of J. Edward Spurr, (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2011); Malcolm J. Rohrbough, Aspen, Colorado: the history of a silver mining town ... (1986), p. 251; Fred Boughton Weeks, Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey, Bibliography of North American geology, paleontology, and Mineralogy for the year 1901, (1902), vol. 203, page 567, no. 5175. – EXTRA POSTAGE WILL APPLY.
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