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Basins of silver : the story of Silverton, Colorado's Las Animas Mining District

Author: Eric Twitty
Publisher: Lake City, CO : Western Reflections Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The story of one of Colorado's most famous mining districts, which lies within eyesight of Silverton, Colorado. It was the scene of the first mining rush to the San Juans, and included the first hardrock mines and ore treatment mill in the San Juans." -- book jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twitty, Eric.
Basins of silver.
Lake City, CO : Western Reflections Pub. c2008
(OCoLC)755039313
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Twitty
ISBN: 9781932738445 1932738444
OCLC Number: 223820290
Description: 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A gold rush in the land of silver --
Prospecting in a howling wilderness --
A mining industry takes hold --
Silver, gold and psychics --
Boom in the basins --
The boom continues --
The great silver crash of 1893 --
Heavy industry in the wilderness --
Progress continues --
Over here : the World War I boom --
Irrecoverable decline --
Hard times during the Great Depression --
An end to mining.
Responsibility: by Eric Twitty.

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"The story of one of Colorado's most famous mining districts, which lies within eyesight of Silverton, Colorado. It was the scene of the first mining rush to the San Juans, and included the first hardrock mines and ore treatment mill in the San Juans." -- book jacket.

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