Item #20304 The Genesis and Distribution of Gold. Pamphlet. Mining, J. S. Professor Newberry.

The Genesis and Distribution of Gold. Pamphlet.

New York: School of Mines Quarterly, 1881. Reprinted from The School of Mines Quarterly. Author John Strong Newberry wrote this paper while Chair of geology and paleontology in the School of Mines, Columbia College (now Columbia University). The paper discusses the geological placement of gold.

At Columbia, Newberry created a museum of over 100,000 specimens, principally collected by himself, which served to illustrate his lectures in paleontology and economic geology. At that time, it contained the best representations of the mineral resources of the United States to be found anywhere, as well as many unique and remarkable fossils. (Wikipedia).

14 pp, original blue paper wrappers, sunned on front, slight water mark on back cover. Cover slightly chipped. 'Prof. W. P. Trowbridge' inscribed in pen on front cover. Trowbridge was a professor of civil engineering, one of the most important in the field of bridge building, including the cantilever bridge for the Niagara Rapids. OCLC 31830888 records 3 copies. Very good overall. Item #20304

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