Gems, jewelers' materials, and ornamental stones of California, Issue 37

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State Printer, 1905 - Nature - 171 pages
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Mr. Kunz was not only an author but an expert designer.He worked with Mr. Knight on a costum for a world famous painting-THE TIGER-.He was an teacher and did extensive work around the museum of natural history in new york.A gem and mineral founder of new information.

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Page 159 - ... mining and metallurgical processes ; to preserve and so maintain such collections and library as to make them available for reference and examination, and open to public inspection at reasonable hours ; to maintain, in effect, a bureau of information concerning the mineral industries of this state, to consist of such collections and library, and to arrange, classify, catalogue, and index the data therein contained, in a manner to make the information available to those desiring it...
Page 159 - ... make a collection of typical geological and mineralogical specimens, especially those of economic and commercial importance, such collection constituting the museum of the...
Page 159 - Mining Bureau ; to make a collection of models, drawings, and descriptions of the mechanical appliances used in mining and metallurgical processes; to preserve and so maintain such collections and library as to make them available for reference and examination, and open to public inspection at reasonable ID 8 * o HZ ES -- s O o 2 x.
Page 162 - State, constantly consulted by mining men, and contains between 4000 and 5000 volumes of selected works, in addition to the numerous publications of the Bureau itself. On its shelves will be found reports on geology, mineralogy, mining, etc., published by States, governments, and individuals; the reports of scientific societies at home and abroad; encyclopaedias, scientific papers, and magazines; mining publications; and the current literature of mining ever needed in a reference library. Manufacturers'...
Page 164 - Bureau began in 1893. No other State in the Union attempts so elaborate a record, expends so much labor and money on its compilation, or secures so accurate a one. The State Mining Bureau keeps a careful, up-to-date, and reliable but confidential register of every producing mine, mine-owner, and mineral industry in the State. From them are secured, under pledge of secrecy, reports of output, etc., and all other available sources of information are used in checking, verifying, and supplementing the...
Page 164 - ... the important duties of the department is to make such additions and corrections as will keep the maps up to date. The seeker after information inquires here if he wishes to know about the geology or topography of any district; about the locations of the new camps, or positions of old or abandoned ones; about railroads, stage roads, and trails; or about the working drawings of anything connected with mining. MINERAL STATISTICS.
Page 162 - ... milling machinery by California firms are kept on file. The Registers of Mines form an up-to-date directory for investor and manufacturer. The librarian's desk is the general bureau of information, where visitors from all parts of the world are ever seeking information about all parts of California. READING-ROOM. This is a part of the Library Department and is supplied with over one hundred current publications. Visitors will find here various California papers and leading mining journals from...
Page 160 - ... technology of the mineral industries of this State. THE BULLETINS. The field covered by the books issued under this title is shown in the list of publications. Each bulletin deals with only one phase of mining. Many of them are elaborately illustrated with engravings and maps. A nominal price only is asked, in order that those who need them most may obtain a copy. THE REGISTERS OF MINES. The Registers of Mines form practically both a State and a County directory of the mines of California, each...
Page 160 - State; the petroleum-bearing formations, ore bodies, and their country rocks, etc. Besides the mineral specimens, there are many models, maps, photographs, and diagrams illustrating the modern practice of mining, milling, and concentrating, and the technology of the mineral industries. An educational series of specimens for high schools has been inaugurated, and new plans are being formulated that will make the Museum even more useful in the future than in the past. Its popularity is shown by the...
Page 10 - It is a singular fact that these gems are better represented in the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the United States National Museum...

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