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. Pamphlet 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), a position he held for 24 years. Paper discussed the geological placement of gold. During his connection with Columbia, he 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 not affecting text. Cover slightly chipped. 'Prof. W. P. Trowbridge' inscribed in pen on front cover. Trowbridge is recorded in the School of Mines Quarterly as professor of civil engineering and one of the first in the field of bridge building, including the cantilever bridge for the Niagara Rapids. OCLC 31830888 lists 3 copies. Very good overall. Item #20304

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