George, R. D. & Fair, Fred A.; Manuscript Report on the Caribou and Boulder County Mines. Manuscript, 1919-1920. Quarto, pp. 304 single side typed pages, 2 large folded panoramic original photographs, 1 is 6 panel (50" wide by 11" high) the other is 4 panels (34" wide by 11" high) and 22 mine plans and district maps with 15 being partially hand-colored, at least 3 single page charts.
This is a typed report which has never been fully published. The only reference to a part of the report is a summary of the report which is only a carbon copy. We are offering the full report. The binding is a recent linen and is tight and clean with a matching linen spine label with black titles. The report itself is in very good condition with an old defect library stamp on the verso of the title page. A few short tears at outer folds of maps and plans. Otherwise in very good condition.
Russell D. George (1866-1955) was born and educated in Canada. He worked on the field staff of the Ontario bureau of Mines and then moved to America where he taught geology and mineralogy at the University of Chicago from 1898-1902. He then became Chair of the Dept. of Geology at the University of Colorado in 1903 where he remained until 1934. He was also the State Geologist of Colorado from 1907 to 1928. George published numerous books, reports and maps on the geology, stratigraphy and mineral resources of Colorado. Fair (1878-?) was a mine surveyor, and county surveyor. He worked primarily in Colorado and other western states and assisted George to produce the above report. The above offered manuscript is a detailed survey of the Caribou and Boulder County mines. The authors provides a detailed history of the mines and districts and follow with detailed descriptions of each property, the ores and assays, minerals, ore reserves and potentials for investors. The report makes for very interesting reading.