Mining Archaeology in the American West: A View from the Silver State

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1.Miners at Cortez, early 20th century2
2.Mining landscape, Bodie, California9
3.Standard Mill at Bodie, California13
4.Billie Mine Portal, Death Valley, California14
5.Bullwheel at Bulwer Mill site, Bodie, California16
6.An arrastra17
7.Map of arrastra archaeological site18
8.The Tenabo Mill in 190019
9.Lime kiln next to the Tenabo Mill19
10.The Mayflower Mine site, Bullfrog Mining District, Nevada24
11.Hoist engine at the Pioneer Mine site, Bullfrog Mining District, Nevada25
12.Virginia City, Nevada, from Cedar Hill, 1870s or 1880s26
13.House site at Shoshone Wells27
14.Mine waste dump and tramway at Arctic Mine, Cortez Mining District30
15.Cyanide vats, Bodie, California30
16.The Tenabo Mill site32
17.The “Nevada Giant Ledge” in the Cortez Mining District33
18.Placer deposits, Malakoff Diggings, California34
19.The “glory hole” at the Montgomery-Shoshone Mine, Bullfrog Mining District35
20.Lavender copper pit, Bisbee, Arizona37
21.Abandoned dredge between Tok and Eagle, Alaska39
22.“Giant” water nozzle used in hydraulic mining at Malakoff Diggings, California39
23.Illustration of Burleigh mechanical rock drill40
24.Air compressor at Caledonia Mine, Gold Hill, Comstock Mining District41
25.Mine shaft and collapsed headframe, Joshua Tree National Park, California42

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1- Traveling into Nevada's Mining Past 1
  • 2- The Archaeology of Mining Technology 29
  • 3- The Social Archaeology of Mining 109
  • 4- Conclusions - Understanding Variability and Change on the Mining Frontier 179
  • References Cited 189
  • Index 203
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