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Nevada's twentieth-century mining boom: Tonopah, Goldfield, Ely,

Author: Russell R Elliott
Publisher: Reno, University of Nevada Press, 1966.
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Mining in Nevada. Beginning in 1859, the Comstock Lode produced silver and gold. After those declined, the next mining was south and east, in the Tonopah - Goldfield - Ely area in the 1900s. The mineral sought was copper. History covered the discoveries, the growth, the decline, and the labor issues.
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Elliott, Russell R.
Nevada's twentieth-century mining boom: Tonopah, Goldfield, Ely.
Reno, University of Nevada Press, 1966
(OCoLC)567979237
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell R Elliott
ISBN: 0874171334 9780874171334
OCLC Number: 987388
Description: xii, 344 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: 1. Gold camps: --
Discoveries --
From leasing to high finance --
Towns --
Publicity and speculation --
Labor strife brings federal troops --
Boom fades into decline and decay --
2. Copper becomes king: --
Copper revives a declining gold district --
Copper towns, a study in contrasts --
Labor troubles in the copper camps --
Corporate control brings prosperity --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Russell R. Elliott.

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Mining in Nevada. Beginning in 1859, the Comstock Lode produced silver and gold. After those declined, the next mining was south and east, in the Tonopah - Goldfield - Ely area in the 1900s. The mineral sought was copper. History covered the discoveries, the growth, the decline, and the labor issues.

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