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Minerals, collecting, and value across the U.S.-Mexico border

Author: Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013]
Series: Tracking globalization.
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Elizabeth Emma Ferry traces the movement of minerals as they circulate from Mexican mines to markets, museums, and private collections. She describes how and why these byproducts of ore mining come to be valued by people in various walks of life as scientific specimens, religious offerings, and luxury collectibles. The story of mineral exploration and trade defines a rich and variegated US-Mexican space and sheds  Read more...
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Ferry, Elizabeth Emma.
Minerals, collecting, and value across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013001007
(OCoLC)811006499
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Emma Ferry
ISBN: 9780253009487 0253009480
OCLC Number: 851383612
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Histories, mineralogies, economies --
Shifting stones : mineralogy and mineral collecting in Mexico and the United States --
Making scientific value --
Mineral collections and their minerals : building up U.S.-Mexican transnational spaces --
Making places in space : miners and collectors in Guanajuato and Tucson --
Mineral marketplaces, arbitrage, and the production of difference.
Series Title: Tracking globalization.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Emma Ferry.

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