Lindgren, Waldemar, et.al.; The Ore Deposits of New Mexico. USGS Prof. Paper 68, Washington, GPO, 1910. Quarto, pp. 361, folded map of NM at rear, 21 additional plates, 33 text maps and figures.
The work is complete and in a contemporary half calf and marbled boards with a later calf spine. Wear to board edges and corners. Inner hinges expertly re-enforced. Small x-lib. stamp of MIT on title page. Text, plates and map are very clean
Waldemar Lindgren (1860 –1939) was a Swedish-American geologist and considered one of the founders of modern economic geology. In 1884, he began a 31-year career with the USGS working on ore deposits in the Rocky Mountains In 1905, he helped found the journal Economic Geology. In 1912, he was appointed head of the Department of Geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is best remembered for his surveys and studies of mining districts in the west. His study “Ore Deposits of New Mexico” is a classic study and authoritative work on the mining districts throughout New Mexico. In part 1 Lindgren provides an overview on the history of mining in New Mexico, the topography, geology and stratigraphy and the various types of intrusive deposits and ore deposits. Part two is a thorough examination by county of each mining district, the mines, deposits, mineralogy and potential for further exploitation. The work remains a sought after authoritative account of New Mexico’s rich mining history.