RICH gold mines, Lake Elsinore, Calif, old RARE 1st ed & 7 BIG detached maps VG+

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Seller: desertflux (1,359) 100%, Location: Fountain Valley, California, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 163059825116 Scarce first edition locates every gold mine in Lake Elsinore area, California Includes seven large separate maps, also pinpoints fossil deposits; book and maps are all in very good condition This RARE first edition locates ALL known gold and silver deposits in a 250-square-mile area around Lake Elsinore, California. Every "Au" is a gold mine, and every "X" is a mine in this tiny detail of the large separate map included with this book. Numbers are keyed to mine name and township-and-range coordinates. ("Au" is the elemental abbreviation for gold.) These reports are so valuable because they list ALL deposits in an area. Chances are that many of these once-rich prospects are now unclaimed, deserted before gold and silver prices went skyhigh. Now some of these lodes are worth FIFTY TIMES what they were 40 years ago. All they literally need now is for some lucky so-and-so to dig in the right place and take home enough paydirt to retire 100 times over. Imagine such rich gold prospecting areas right around the corner from suburban Los Angeles! Don't have time for a weekend prospecting trip into the mountains? No problem. Just zip over to Elsinore, load a boulder of gold into the back of your truck, and be back in Corona in time for Sunday Brunch. Pay off the house, send kids to college These mines produced SUBSTANTIAL amounts of gold when they were open. Who knows how much gold miners missed in the 1900s. Can't meet your house payments because of the horible economy? A big old 20-pound solid gold nugget would pay off those debts and then some!! Forget about going to Alaska to waste MONTHS looking for a skimpy gold deposit like the IDIOTS on TV. These deposits are right around the corner. We have many MANY more rare mining books! Just visit our ebay store, Rare Mining Books: Seriously, though, in order to prospect for gold in the Elsinore area, you need to know where it is. Are the gold propects on private land? Are they on BLM land and open to prospecting? Only one way to know, and that's with a map. And here's the map to use! Even if you could care less about mineral deposits and gold, you won't find a more beautiful color map of the Lake Elsinore area as it appeared 45 years ago (see overview below left). This 18-inch-by-21-inch map is Nice with a capital "N." They don't make 'em like this any more! Yes, outdated place names are plainly readable. This is far rarer and nicer than any vintage AAA road map. Treasure trove of information As for the book itself: Geology and Mineral Resources of the Lake Elsinore Quadrangle, California is not some gift-shop rockhound book; it was prepared by the California Division of Mines. It's a treasure trove of information for history buffs, bottle collectors, paleontologists, photographers, rockhounds, prospectors, hikers, offroaders, geologists, metal detectorists — just about anyone interested in the Lake Elsinore area's historic old mine sites. It's also a first edition with all the maps in the rear pocket, and everything is in like-new, fine condition. So buy it now or forever hold your peace. Once it's gone; it's gone. Full-color large vintage map shows geology and mines in Lake Elsinore area. It also shows how radically the area has changed since 1959. Also a valuable tool for stock certificate collectors Because this report lists mine owners and different names for the same mine, it is also a valuable tool for collectors of stock certificates. Some mine descriptions not only contain brief histories of the mines in question (including dates of actual production) but also include the names of previous owners. Gives exact locations of area mines How can you look for "color" in mine dumps or streams if you don't know where the best dumps or the most productive streams are? This book gives exact locations, sometimes using landmarks, but always using infallible range-and- township coordinates. Just plug 'em into your GPS or look 'em up on the appropriate topo, and you're there! No one for miles around And some of these desposits are on BLM or public land and COMPLETELY open to exploring and prospecting. They are MILES from any population center, so there's no one to bother you no matter what you do (we are NOT condoning anything illegal). No fences, no no-trespassing signs, no barking dogs. Every gold mine listed One of the real values of this 154-page report is that it alphabetically lists every known gold mine and prospect in the quadrangle (nine pages of them), along with location and operational details, a description that runs from a few words to several sentences, depending on the mine's importance. It is also packed with 22 illustrations and maps, plus seven large maps folded in the rear pocket, six of them in color. This quadrangle also sports at least seven fossil locales, and — yes — there is a separate map showing their locations (see last map at bottom). Gold mines described include (not all locations or mines covered by report are listed here): Argonaut Group, east of Elsinore. Arroyo del Toro prospects, five miles north of Elsinore. Binkley's diggings. Golton group (Mineral Chief), northwest side of unnamed small valley in foothills about 2.5 miles north-northeast of North Elsinore. A prospect on the southeast side of Highway 74, near Elsinore. Many more big and small prospects. Small detail of large oversize map in pocket shows underground workings of the Good Hope mine, arguably the Lake Elsinore area's biggest money maker, yielding $2 million in gold in the 1880 and 1890s. If you are a collector of area mining memorabilia, you will be hard pressed to find this historic map any where at any price, except in this book. Book also includes photos of area mines and geologic features, including a photo of Good Hope employees with the mill in the background, taken about 1892, below right. Oversize maps in the rear pocket include (all in color unless otherwise noted): "Economic map of the Lake Elsinore quadrangle." "Longitudinal profile section, Good Hope mine, Lake Elsinore quadrangle, California," black and white. "Geologic map of the Lake Elsinore quadrangle;" striking geologic map, suitable for framing. They don't make 'em like this any more. "Geologic map and sections of the southern Temescal Valley region, Riverside County." "Geologic structure sections, Lake Elsinore quadrangle, California." Of course, this book also covers all manner of other minerals found in this area: arsenic, copper, iron, manganese, tin, clay, coal, limestone, silica, stone and mineral springs. Geology detailed Because this is, after all, a book about mining and geology, it covers the latter topic in painstaking detail. Where is it? Lake Elsinore is in southwest Riverside County, California, very near its border with San Diego and Orange Counties. Other adjacent counties are San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Imperial. The book: Geology and Mineral Resources of the Lake Elsinore Quadrangle, California, Bulletin 146, by Rene Engel, Thomas E. Gay Jr. and B. L. Rogers; State of California, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mines, Ferry Building, San Francisco, 1959, first edition, six by nine inches, 154 pages, seven oversize maps (six in color) in rear pocket, hardcover in BEAUTIFUL condition; tight binding, no loose pages or tears; one of the best copies that I have seen. Looks almost new. Just a couple smudges on cover and a few marks here and there on pages. Maps are also in good to very good condition, with some slight rippling. A gorgeous copy. As always, I am extremely conservative about rating book condition and very detailed in listing any potential flaw, no matter how slight. You get what you pay for. If you want a trashed book — filled with scribbled notes, dog-eared pages and underlined passages that the seller just "somehow forgot" to tell you about in his ad — then look elsewhere on ebay. Looking for a mining book? Chances are we either have it or can get it, no matter how impossibly rare other booksellers have told you it is. Interested in an area but don't know the book titles? Contact us and we'll tell you what's available for that area. Payment methods Paypal only. FREE shipping and handling via priority mail. I pride myself on bulletproof packaging and ship in sturdy cardboard boxes or reinforced envelopes. The fine print: Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about the item or terms of sale. Do not wait until you bought the book to ask pertinent questions, like is the whole book about your grandaddy Zeb's lost gold mine. I post feedback once a week. Not responsible for typographikle errors. Good luck and thanks for looking! Small detail of map showing just one of seven fossil deposits in the Lake Elsinore area. "EL-3" fossil location is keyed to text, which describes fossil types, age and just about anything that you would want to know about them. Nearby counties and cities Counties near Riverside County are Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kings, Tulare and Inyo. The Colorado River and Arizona borders Riverside County on the east. The northern tip of the Salton Sea is in southern Riverside County. Riverside County cities and towns include: Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indio, Mecca, North Shore, Indian Wells, Indio, LaQuinta, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto and Temecula. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Used, Paper Item Type: Mining report and maps, Item Type: Paper Items, Country of Manufacture: United States

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