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Rare Mining Book: Emmons, Samuel Franklin, et.al.; Geology and Mining Industry of Leadville, Colorado, with atlas.

$850.00

Rare Mining Book: Emmons, Samuel Franklin, et.al.; Geology and Mining Industry of Leadville, Colorado, with atlas.

$850.00
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Emmons, Samuel Franklin, William F. Hillebrand, Antony Guyard, and Whitman Cross; Geology and Mining Industry of Leadville, Colorado, with atlas. Washington, USGS Monograph 12, 1886. Quarto, pp. xxix, 770, 45 plates, 6 text figures.Congressional issue of atlas with 35 folded maps (many colored). 
 
The set is complete with the text in original brown cloth with gilt titles. Text has been recessed with modern end-sheets. The atlas sheets are folded to quarto size as issued for the Congressional printing and are in a modern archival box. Some folds have been repaired at worn areas with archival tape, minor lose at some folds. The sheets are clean. Text is in very good condition and atlas sheets in good condition.
 
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Samuel Franklin Emmons (March 29, 1841 – March 28, 1911) was an American geologist He was born Boston, graduated from Harvard in 1861 and studied at the Ecole des Mines in Paris from 1862 to 1864 and at the Frieberg Mining School in 1865. In May 1867, he was appointed assistant geologist under Clarence King on the American 40th Parallel Expedition and in July 1879 became geologist in charge of the Coloradodivision of the United States Geological Survey.
It was while Emmons was in Colorado that he undertook the Leadville survey. The field work was completed by late 1881 but due to budget restraints publication was delayed.
When the monograph and atlas were finally issued; it was to very high reviews. The prestigious American Journal of Science printed that the work was "a very important contribution to geology and the science of mines and mining". The noted mining engineer T. A. Rickard, called the work "epoch making"; the maps being "worth many millions to the operators at Leadville". His studies at Leadville led Emmons to develop his ideas of structural control of ore deposits and the replacement theory of ore genesis. Through all this praise Emmons remained modest claiming no originality for the work while giving Clarence King as 1st director of the Survey the credit for providing the funds to do the original field work. His work is considered the most important publication of the Survey in its first quarter century and remains one of the most important studies of the Leadville District.  

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