Death Valley & the Amargosa: A Land of Illusion (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Dec 12, 1987 - 690 pages
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Long winded, very informative. A definitive book on the DV mining booms. Read full review

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Includes some great anecdotes. Read full review

Contents

Borax Bonanza
173
GOLD AND GAS
187
The Montgomery Brothers
189
Bullfrog
203
Mysterious Scott
242
Heart of Gold
275
A Copper Frenzy
310
Resurrection
338

Into the Jaws of Hell
39
A Hard Lesson
52
Gunsight Silver and the Wonderful Bailey Ore
59
Alvord and Breyfogle
69
Camels Frauds and Lost Guides
80
THE POCKET MINERS
99
Tom Shaws Country
101
Panamint The Wonder of the World
113
The Education of Jonas Osborne
135
On the New York Exchange
143
Starving to Death on a Government Claim
162
Facts Fantasies and Flivvers
360
SALT AND SCENERY
377
The Salt of the Earth
379
Mostly Mud and Rock
397
The Hangerson
412
The Last Hurrah
421
A Nice Place to Visit
441
Notes
471
Bibliography
581
Index
639
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About the author (1987)

Richard E. Lingenfelter is a Research Physicist with the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California, San Diego. Among the numerous books he has authored, coauthored, or edited are "The Hardrock Miners: A History of the Mining Labor Movement in the American West, 1863-1893 "and "Death Valley & the Amargosa: A Land of Illusion.

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