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Mines and Mining Resources for Southern California

Map of Southern California Counties

A map of Southern California counties. From north to south, west to east: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Mono, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Monterey, San Benito, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Tulare, San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial.

General Reference

  • Dictionary of mining, mineral and related terms. Washington, D.C., U.S. Bureau of Mines. [1968]
  • Minerals handbook. New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold. (annual)
  • Minerals yearbook. Washington, D.C., U.S. Bureau of Mines. (annual)
  • Mining districts of the western United States. U.S.G.S. Bulletin 507 [1912]
  • United States mineral resources. U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 820 [1973]

General Reference for California

  • Consolidated index of publications of the Division of Mines and predecessor State Mining Bureau. C.D.M.G. Bulletin 131 [1945]
  • Index to California Geologymagazine. C.D.M.G. Special Publication 92. [1987]
  • Index to articles in the Mining and Scientific Press: v.1, 1860 -- v.124, March 1924. (microfiche)
  • California gold camps. Edwin G. Gudde. Berkeley, University of California Press. [1975]
  • California mines and minerals. San Francisco, California Miners Association. [1899]
  • Discovery location recordation and assessment work for mining claims and sites in California. Sacramento, CA., B.L.M. Special Publication. [1989]
  • Patenting mining claims and mill sites in California. Sacramento, CA., B.L.M. Special Publication. [1991]
  • Foothill counties mining handbook. C.D.M.G. Special Publication 86 [1985]
  • Minerals of California. H. Earl Pemberton. New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold. [1983]
  • Minerals of California. C.D.M.G. Bulletin 189 [1966]
  • Mineral commodities of California. C.D.M.G. Bulletin 156 [1950]; 176 [1957]
  • Minerals for industry, Southern California vol III, Summary of geological survey of 1955-1961. C.D.M.G. Special Publication 95 [1987]
  • Geology of Southern California. C.D.M.G. Bulletin 170 [1954]
  • Geology and mineral wealth of the California Desert. Donald L. Fife and Arthur R. Brown, eds. Santa Ana, CA. South Coast Geological Society. [1980]
  • Geological Society. [1982]
  • Geology and mineral wealth of the Owens Valley Region. Eldon M. Gath et al., eds. Santa Ana, CA. South Coast Geological Society, [1987]
  • Mines and mineral prospects of the California Desert. C.D.M.G. OFR 91-18
  • Geology and ore deposits of the Great Basin. Ruth H. Buffa and Alan R. Coyner, eds. Reno, NV. Geological Society of Nevada, [1991]

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Library Catalogs

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