The Prospector's Field-Book  (SOLD OUT)
The Prospector's Field-Book  (SOLD OUT)The Prospector's Field-Book  (SOLD OUT)
The Prospector's Field-Book (SOLD OUT)
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The Prospector's Field-Book

by Prof. H.S. Osborn reprinted by Lindsay Publications

Nuts! You don't need satellite photographs and million-dollar equipment to find valuable ore deposits. The old timers didn't. And in this book one of those oldtimers will teach you the state of the art as it was in 1901.

He'll teach you the basics of mineralogy, blowpipe analysis, crystallography, surveying, ore analysis, and special mineralogy. Then you'll get detailed information on tellurium, platinum, silver, copper, lead, tin, mercury, bismuth, nickel, cobalt, cadmium, zinc, iron, aluminum, antimony and manganese. A chapter touches briefly on alum, arsenic, borax, clays, mica, meerschaum, rock salt and more. Another chapter goes into petroleum, ozocerite, asphalt and even peat. Chapter 15 will even teach you about gems and precious stones.

This book can be used all over the US from East coast to West. Here in the Midwest where coal and lead ore are about the only things mined, traces of gold have appeared while drilling water wells, and low-grade deposits of iron ore have been found along the river. There's probably many other minerals yet to be discovered.

You can explore for gold, silver and platinum and hope to get rich. More realistically, it might be fun to locate a local vein of iron ore or copper ore and try smelting metal the way the ancients did it.

Imagine the fun you'd have bragging that you not only built a lathe, but that you actually extracted the metal used in its construction from ores you dug yourself! How many people have done that? The first step in doing just that is finding the ore, and this book can certainly help.

If nothing else, you'll find this to be an easy-to-read text on minerals and basic geology. And it's good. The first edition came out in 1892, and this is a reprint of the 5th edition in 1901. So you know this was a popular book in its day. Get a copy. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 softcover 308 pages

SADLY THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT AND ONLY A FEW COPIES REMAIN

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