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  1. ALDERSEA JOHN & Barbara Hood.  Walhalla. Valley Of Gold. profusely illus. with plates t/out. some full page & many col. bibliography; pub. Vic. Walhalla Pub. 2003 1st. ed. or. pictorial laminated boards, 4to. pp.VIII.292. Fine copy.   Price: $55.00
     
  2. andrews e.c.  And The Staff Of The Geological Survey. New South Wales Department Of Mines. The Mineral Industry Of New South Wales. illus. with 50 plates, text figures, ad many folding charts, tables; glt. to spine and front cl. pub. Sydney, Alfred James Govt. Printer 1928 or. brown cl. roy.8vo. pp.432. fine copy.    Price: $250.00
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  3. AUSTRALIAN  ATOMIC Energy Commission And Dept. Of National Development.  Prospecting  And  Mining  For   Uranium In Australia. Notes for the guidance of prospectors. pub. Syd. Govt. Printer  1957 or.bds. 12mo.  pp.128,14  col.  plates v/good copy.    Price: $40.00
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  4. AUSTRALASIAN  INSTITUTE Of The Mining Engineers-Transactions Of. illus.  with  13 full page plates t/out.  &  numerous  text dgms. t/out. pub. Melb. Aust. Institute of Mining Engineers Vol. XII. 1907 or.cl. 8vo. pp.180. Covers Port Pirie, Alluvial Mining, Cooling, Bromo-Cyaniding of gold Ores, Stress of wire ropes etc. Soiled to spine and boards internally clean & sound.   Price: $150.00
  5. BARRETT  CHARLES  Gold. The Romance of its  Discovery  in Australia.  illus. with frontis. (dwg.) &  several  plates, text  dwgs. t/out. drawn fron S.T. Gill, pub. Melb.  United Press  1944  or. grey blk. & red  illus.wps.  16mo.  pp.96. fine.   Price: $25.00
     
  6. BARRETT  CHARLES  Ed. by. Gold In Australia. illus. with frontis & 17 full page plates t/out. (being reproductions of pictures by S. T. Gill and other artists of the goldfields); pub. Lond. & Syd. Cassell & Co. 1951 1st ed. or. moss grn. cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.100. Essays on the gold colonies by Manning Clark, J.W. Collinson, Malcolm Uren, E.M. Christie and others, published to mark the centenary of payable gold in Australia. Sort closed tear to rear of d/w. else near fine copy.   Price: $55.00
     
  7. BARTLETT  NORMAN   The  Gold Seekers. The  Story  of  the Australian  Gold Rush. Ballarat. illus. with 12  full  page plates t/out. pub. Lond. Jarrods Pub. 1965 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.8vo. pp.240.    Price: $40.00
     
  8. BECHERVAISE JOHN  Rediscovering Victoria's Goldfields profusely illus. with plates t/out. some full page & col. index, pictorial end-papers, pub. Melbourne Pitman Publishing Pty Ltd, 1980 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.118. Fine copy.    Price: $40.00
     
  9. BERRINGTON  M.D. Stones Of Fire. A woman's experiences  in search  of opal. illus. with frontis. & 7 full page  plates t/out. pub. Melb. Robertson & Mullens  1958  or.cl.  8vo. pp.X.190.  A very good copy.    Price: $45.00
     
  10. BIRRELL RALPH W.   Staking A Claim. Gold and the Development of Victorian Mining Law illus. with 32 black-and-white pages of plates; e/paper illustrated with a picture of the diggings. Conversions and Terminology, Appendices (Chronological Table of Victorian Mining Laws: Gold Regulations, April 1853; Gold Production 1850-1996), notes, bibliography, index. pub. Melbourne University Press 1998 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XVI.228. Includes discussion of the causes and effects of the Eureka Stockade. The Eureka Stockade marked a crucial first step in the creation of equitable and workable mining legislation in Victoria. Fine copy. Price: $50.00
     
  11. BLAINEY  GEOFFREY The Peaks Of Lyell. Copper  mining  in the wild mountainous north-west of Tasmania. with e/paper maps frontis. & 16 full page  plates t/out.  3 maps, pub. Melb. M.U.P. 1954 1st.ed. or.cl.  d/w. 8vo. pp.X.310. The story of Mount Lyell Mining and Railway company, Near fine copy.   Price: $35.00
     
  12. BLAINEY  GEOFFREY The Peaks Of Lyell.  Copper  mining  in the wild mountainous north-west of Tasmania. with e/paper maps frontis. & 16 full page  plates t/out.  3 maps, pub. Melb. M.U.P. 1954 1st.ed. or.cl.  d/w. 8vo. pp.X.310. The story of Mount Lyell Mining and Railway company, Presentation copy, presented to Mr David Elsum Managing Director of Renison goldfields on occasion of his first visit to Mount Lyell signed by General Manager. Near fine.   Price: $45.00
     
  13. BLAINEY GEOFFREY The Rush That Never Ended. A History of Australian  Mining. e/paper maps, 26 plates, 4 maps.  pub. Melb. M.U.P. 1963 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.370. Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine.   Price: $40.00
     
  14. BLAINEY  GEOFFREY  The Rise Of Broken Hill.  illus.  with e/paper  maps, frontis. plates. pub. Melb.  Macmillan  1968 or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.184. The story of NSW mining town of Broken Hill and its important influence on mining and industrial complexes, sl. chipped d/w. else fine.   Price: $45.00
     
  15. BORNER RUDOLF   Minerals, Rocks, And Gemstones. Transl. and ed. by W. Mykura illus. with 16 col. full-page plates, text-illus., and diagrams. pub. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1967 revised ed. or. cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XII,250. Fine copy.     Price: $40.00
     
  16. BRADFIELD RAYMOND A.  Campbells Creek, Some Early History. illus. with 1 d/p. photo plate 12 text plates; pub. self-published, Castlemaine Mail, Printers nd. c. 1980's or. card wrappers, (paperback), 8vo. square, pp.56. Fine.   Price: $25.00
     
  17. BRIAND RENA White Man In A Hole. Stories from Coober Pedy. illus. with 16 full page plates throughout some col. pub. Melbourne, Phuong-Hoang Press, reprinted 1971. original wrappers 8vo. pp.156. The story of Cooper Pedy, the characters and life style that set it apart. A very good copy.   Price: $25.00
     
  18. BROKEN HILL PROPRIETARY CO. LTD. Fifty Years of Industry and Enterprise: 1885-1935. illus. with title-vign., and num. illustrations., many of which are full-page plates. pub.
    (Melbourne) 1935. 4to. or. wrapper. pp.168 The Jubilee Number of the B.H.P. Review. Fine copy, includes staff lists and photos. Near fine copy.   Price: $125.00
     
  19. BROWN GEO Issued by. (Secretary for Mines) under authority of E. J. Hogan. Victoria Gold And Minerals. illus. with 12 full page plates t/out. text plates, 3 col. maps, one folding in pocket at rear; pub. Melb. Mines Dept. 1935 or. beige limp cl. 8vo. pp.100. Little faded to spine else very good copy.   Price: $75.00
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  20. BULMAN H.F. & R.A.S Redmayne. Colliery Working And Management: Comprising The Duties Of A Colliery Manager, The Superintendence & Arrangement Of Labour & Wages And The Different Systems Of Working Coal Seams. illus. with numerous plates, including underground photographs. Numerous fold-out diagrams and tables. appendix, pub. London: Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd/New York: D. Van Nostrand Company; 1896 1st ed. 8vo. original cloth with title in gilt on spine and picture in gilt of colliery worker on front board. Roy.8vo. pp. XVI.330.VI advts. 64 pages of catalogue of books. Contains glossary of mining terms, index and includes sections on "Earlier Methods Of Working Coal"; "Arrangement Of Labour And System Of Wages"; and "The Working Of Coal Seams" Very good copy.     Price: $250.00
     
  21. CAMPBELL J.D.  Hidden Gold. The Central Norseman Story. An Account of Structural Geological Studies and Ore-search at Norseman Western Australia. 2 vols. Volume two, figures and plates. illus. with col. portrait, and num. maps and plans, some in col., one of which is fold. pub. Melbourne The Aust. Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 1990 Monograph 16 or. laminated boards 4to. Vol.I. pp.XII.68 Vol.II. pp.VI.80. in card slipcase. Fine.    Price: $60.00
     
  22. CECIL Lord ROBERT Lord Robert Cecil's Gold Fields Diary. With an introduction and notes by Professor Ernest Scott. illus. with frontis. & 20 full page plates t/out. pub. Melb. M.U.P. 1935 1st ed. or. cl. d/w. 12mo. pp.44. d/w. sl. chipped otherwise very good copy.     Price: $60.00
     
  23. CLARK  DONALD Australian Mining &  Metallurgy. profusely illus. with dgms. & text plates t/out. pub. Melb. Critchley Parker 1904  1st.ed.  or.cl. glt.ltg.  to  spine  roy.8vo. pp.LXXX.advts.534. bds  sl.  silverfished  otherwise  good     Price: $225.00
     
  24. CLARK G. LINDESAY Built On Gold. Recollections of  Western Mining.  illus  with frontis. plates. pub. Melb.  Hill  of Content 1983 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.258. Recollections of early association with Gold Mines of Australia and the formation of Western Mining Corporation Limited. The author was WMC's first Technical Managing Director. Fine copy.   Price: $30.00
     
  25. COGHLAN JOHN M. Ed. by. The State Coal Mine and Wonthaggi 1909-1968. profusely illus. with plates t/out. some full page, maps; n.pub. Wonthaggi, 1979 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.120. Historical look at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi. Added: 2 booklets, Wonthaggie A coal Mining Town & History of Kilcunda Mine Area. Information booklets. pp.8 each. Fine  . Price: $50.00
     
  26. COLAHAN JOHN Australian Opal Safari. profusely illus. with plates t/out. some full page & col. e/paper maps, pub. Adel. Rigby 1973 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.128.     Price: $35.00
     
  27. COMMONWEALTH   Of   Australia.   Ministry   of    National Development,  Bureau  of  Mineral  Resources.  Geology  and Geophysics.  Phamplet No.3 Radio-Active  Mineral  Deposits. Notes for the Guidance of Prospectors in Australia.  illus. with 2 col. plates pub. Melb. 1952 or.wps. 8vo. pp.48. wps. chipped at spine.     Price: $30.00
     
  28. COX WALTER GIBBONS Artesian Wells As A Means Of Water Supply. Including an account of the rise, progress and present state of the art of boring for water in Europe, Asia and America; progress in the Australian colonies, a treatise on the water-bearing rocks; permanence of supplies; the most approved machinery for and the cost of boring with form of contract, etc.; treatise on irrigation from artesian wells and on sub-artesian or shallow boring, etc. illus. with text illus. appendix, bibliography, index, pub. Brisbane, Australia Sapsford & Co. 1895 or. brown cloth covers with dark brown decoration 8vo. pp.146. ex lib copy. closed tear at top of spine, hinges weak, clean bright copy otherwise.    Price: $100.00
     
  29. CURTIS L.S. Compl. and ed. by. The History of Broken Hill. Its Rise and Progress. illus. 2 plates plus double page plan, with numerous photographs throughout, adverts. & index; pub. Adelaide, Frearson's Printing House, 1908 Second edition; or. dark grey textured cloth, upper board lettered in white, roy.4to pp.200. sl. insect marks to f/free e/paper else very good copy.   Price: $250.00
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  30. DANIEL E. ANNETTE POTTS A Yankee Merchant In  Goldrush Australia. The Letters of George Francis Train 1853 -  55. illus.  with  portrait frontispiece, index; pub. Melb.  Heinemann  1970  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.204. Letters home of George Francis Train during his voyage and time in the Victorian goldfields. Fine.   Price: $35.00
     
  31. DOUGLAS  J.G. J.A. FERGUSON Geology  Of  Victoria. illus. with plates, dgms., charts, some folding, pocket  at rear  with folding map. pub. 1976 Melb. Geological  Society of  Aust. Special Pub. No.5 or.cl. d/w. 4to.  pp.XII.528.     Price: $60.00
     
  32. DOYLE E.A. Golden Years 1851-1951. profusely illus.  with col. & b/w.  plates t/out. some full  page  pub.  by  the Victorian Government to celebrate the Centenary of Gold  in Victoria 1951 or.cl. 4to. pp.204. Very good copy.   Price: $35.00
     
  33. DOYLE E.A. Golden Years 1851-1951. profusely illus.  with plates  t/out.  many  full  page &  col.  pub.  Melb.  Vic. Government  to celebrate the discovery of Gold in  Victoria 1951 hf.cf. glt. lettering to spine, marbled e/papers  4to. pp.204. Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine.   Price: $75.00
     
  34. DUFFIELD ROBERT Rogue Bull. The story of Lang Hancock King of the Pilbara. illus. with e/paper maps pub. Syd.  Collins 1979 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.8vo. pp.232. Fine copy.   Price: $30.00
     
  35. DUYKER EDWARD (Editor) A Woman On The Goldfields. Recollections of Emily Skinner 1854-1878. illus. with 15 full page plates t/out. pub. Melbourne University Press 1995 or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.130. The biography of a woman, who emigrated from Britain to Australia in 1854, kept a shipboard journal and later recorded her reminicenses of a colourful life as a miner's wife. Very fine.   Price: $45.00
     
  36. EISSLER M. The Metallurgy Of Gold. A Practical Treatise on The Metallurgical Treatment of Gold-Bearing Ores. Including the Processes of Concentration, Chlorination, and Extraction by Cyanide and the Assaying, Melting and Refining of Gold. with 187 illus. numerous folding plates. pub. Crosby Lockwood and Son, Ludgate Hill, 1891.Third Edition, Enlarged or. red cl. 8vo. pp.XXII.524.X.48.16.X sl. Stained front board and spine, else bright clean copy.     Price: $300.00
     
  37. FAIRWEATHER KEITH McD. Brajerack. Mining at Omeo and Glen Wills. With 6 e/paper maps & 16 full page plates t/out. np. Vic. 1983 1st ed. by author? or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.240. Near fine copy.    Price: $65.00
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  38. FAUCHERY ANTOINE  Letters From A Miner In Australia Translated by A.R. Chisholm. illus. with 3 plates by Fauchery plus illustrated with drawings by Ron Edwards pub. Melbourne Georgian House (reprint), 1969 or. card wrappers, (paperback), 8vo. pp.XXV.106. Fourchier was a photographer, but these prose accounts of the Victorian goldfields at the height of the gold rush in the 1850s present a picture of a town, Melbourne, that was rapidly becoming urbanised. This work first published in French in 1857. Fine.    Price: $20.00
     
  39. FERGUSON  CHARLES  D. Experiences Of A Forty-Niner  In Australia  And New Zealand. The author  spent  thirty-nine years in Australia and New Zealand mainly on the  diggings. illus.  with  line drawings by Ninon Phillips. illustrated title page, 6 full page and 3 double page sketch illustrations, numerous sketch illustrations throughout text, index; pub. Melb. Gaston Renard  1979 or. light brown cl. 8vo. square pp.180. The Author spent thirty-three years in Australia and New Zealand, mainly on the diggings. This edition is a reprint, with new illustrations, of the Australian and New Zealand portion of the original work of 1888 covering California and Australia. 450 limited copies, 400 for sale, this copy being un-numbered. Cloth slightly flecked else near fine.   Price: $55.00
     
  40. FORSTER HARLEY W. The Central Gold-Fields. illus. with endpaper maps, 23 illustrations, 3 maps; pub. Melbourne, Cypress Books, 1969 1st ed. or. illustrated stiff wrapper 8vo; pp.80. Very good copy.   Price: $25.00
     
  41. GERCOVICH STEPHEN Ed. Assistance Barb Whiter. & St Andrews Primary School Council. St. Andrews. A Village Built on Gold. The History to Present Times of St. Andrews and District. profusely illus. with b/w. plates t/out. some full page, maps, tables; pub. Vic. St Andrews Primary School Council.1988 Centenary 1st. ed. or. card wrappers, (paperback), 4to. pp.150. Fine.   Price: $40.00
     
  42. GOLDFIELDS Diamond Drilling C. Pty. Ltd. Manufacturers, Merchants, Boring Contractors. Well Drilling Plants And Gasoline Engines. Catalogue No.125 illus. with b/w. diagrams, plates t/out. pub. Melbourne The National Press nd. c.1920 or. stiff light grey illus. wrappers, 4to. pp.72. Fine. Price: $100.00
     
  43. GOLD MINES Of Australia and New Guinea. Leading companies. illus. with 2 maps & 10 full page plates t/out. pub. Melb. with  compliments of H. Byron Moore, Day &  Journeaux 1934 or. beige wps. 8vo. pp.86.    Price: $55.00
     
  44. GRAINGER ELENA The Remarkable Reverend Clarke. Life and Times of the Father of Australian Geology; with 16 pages black and white illustrations Sketch maps in the text. Appendices. Bibliography. Notes. Index. pub. Melbourne Oxford University Press 1982 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.292. Clarke was an outstanding example of that nineteenth century phenomenon, the clergyman-geologist, as much attached to his hammer as to his bible. When he arrived in Sydney in 1839, still sickly from the voyage, the ship's, captain thought to revive him with a little therapeutic geology and rowed him to Pinchgut Island, where he left him chopping feebly at sandstone. So began his contentious, eventful and often amusing career in the colony. Very fine.   Price: $35.00
     
  45. HAMMOND MARK J.   Remembered With Pride The Recollections of An Australian Gold-digger. Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Brian Hodge. illus. with map endpapers, 4 colour photo plates, 46 b/w. notes, indexes. pub. Penshurst, Cambaroora Star Publications, & The Ashfield Municipal Council, Sydney, 1988 or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.289. Fine.    Price: $45.00
     
  46. HARPER PHILIP The Wonthaggi Coalfields. A Story of the Men and the Mines. illus. with several b/w. text plates  t/out. pub. Melb. Electric    Industry    Advertising    or.  yellow illus.wps. 4to. pp.152. Fine copy.   Price: $30.00
     
  47. HERMAN  H. Bulletins of the Geological  Survey  of Victoria No.45. Brown Coals Of Victoria. illus.  with  fold-out plans & maps pub. Melb. Dept. of Mines Albert J. Mullet, 1922 or.illus.bds.  8vo.  pp.136. v/good copy.  Price: $55.00
     
  48. HERMAN  H. Brown Coals Of Victoria. illus.  with  fold-out plans & maps pub. Melb. Dept. of Mines 1922 Bulletin of the Gelogical  Survey  of Victoria or.illus.bds.  8vo.  pp.132. v/good copy.     Price: $45.00
     
  49. HIGGINS MATTHEW  Gold & Water. A History Of Sofala And The Turon Goldfield. illus. with b/w illustrations pub.  Bathurst, NSW Robstar Pty.  or. card wrappers 4to. (paperback) pp.146. Near fine copy.   Price: $95.00
     
  50. HILLS E. SHERBON  The Physiography Of Victoria An introduction to geomorphology. illus. with photographs plus maps and diagrams pub. Melbourne Whitcombe & Tombs Pty. Ltd 1951 or. red cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.292 Descriptions of the Victorian landscape including discussions on the origin and evolution of it's physical features. previous owner's name on front end-paper, else very good.   Price: $25.00
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  51. IDRIESS  ION L. Fortunes In Minerals.  Including Uranium. simple  tests  and how to make them.  illus.  with  several plates  pub.  Syd. 1966 or. cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.310.  near fine.     Price: $75.00
     
  52. IDRIESS  ION L.  Stone Of Destiny. illus. with  frontis.  & one map, text dec. pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1948 1st. ed.  or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.VIII.344. Chipped head of spine with small piece lost, previous owner's name to f/free e/paper sl. foxing to edge of pages. Otherwise a very good copy. Boards are very clean, fine.   Price: $75.00
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  53. IDRIESS  ION L.    Stone Of Destiny. illus. with  frontis.  & one map, text dec. pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1957  or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.VIII.344. d/w. little torn & chipped.     Price: $35.00
     
  54. IDRIESS  ION L.  The Diamond   Stone Of Destiny. illus. with  frontis. 8 full page plates & one map, text dec. pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1969 2nd ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.VIII.325. d/w. has been skilfully strengthened at folds from behind, otherwise very fine copy.   Price: $45.00
     
  55. IDRIESS ION L. Lightning Ridge. The Land Of Opals.  illus. with frontis. & 14 full page plates t/out. pub. Syd. Angus & Robinson 1956 ed. or. lt. blue cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.224. Chipped at spine to d/w. lacks rear of d/w. good copy.    Price: $35.00 
     
  56. IDRIESS ION L.- Opals And Sapphires - How to work, mine, class, cut, polish, and sell them. illus. with , b/w & col. plates, maps, index, pub. Sydney, Angus and Robertson 1967 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.8.232 Guide to opals by Idriess who lived a hard and eventful life prospecting in the thirsty inland of New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia. Finding gems, mining, classing, cutting (facing), polishing, selling are all looked at in depth. Very fine scratch to front wrapper else, very fine copy.     Price: $300.00
     
  57. IDRIESS ION L.-  Opals And Sapphires - How to work, mine, class, cut, polish, and sell them. illus. with , b/w & col. plates, maps, index, pub. Sydney, Angus and Robertson 1967 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.8.232 Guide to opals by Idriess who lived a hard and eventful life prospecting in the thirsty inland of New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia. Finding gems, mining, classing, cutting (facing), polishing, selling are all looked at in depth. Dustwrapper has paper strengthening to reverse at edges, little faded to dustwrapper else fine copy.    Price: $250.00
     
  58. JAMES BILL Collecting Australian Gemstones. illus. with 48 full  page  plates t/out. some col. pub. Syd.  Murray  1966 or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.192.     Price: $30.00
     
  59. JAMES BILL Gemstones To Jewellery. How  to  transform rough gem  material  to  objects  of  beauty  and   value. Instruction  and advice from Laural Gorn, Jack  S.  Taylor, Lloyd Meller and others. illus. with 20 full  page  plates t/out.  text dwgs. pub. Syd. Murray Pub. 1967  or.cl.  d/w. 8vo. pp.184.     Price: $35.00
     
  60. JAMES G.F. & C.G LEE Walhalla Heyday. illus. with  plates t/out.  some full page (nearly 200 b/w. photo plates dating from around 1872 to 1897). 6 plans and surveys, pub. Melb. Graham pub.  1975  or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.144. "Walhalla is undoubtedly the most picturesque old gold-mining centre in Victoria. This selection shows Walhalla's raw beginnings and swift rise to prosperity."  Chip to d/w. else near fine.   Price: $45.00
     
  61. JAMES G.F. & C.G LEE Walhalla Heyday. illus. with  plates t/out.  some full page (nearly 200 b/w. photo plates dating from around 1872 to 1897). 6 plans and surveys, pub. Melb. Graham pub.  1975  or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.144. "Walhalla is undoubtedly the most picturesque old gold-mining centre in Victoria. This selection shows Walhalla's raw beginnings and swift rise to prosperity." Signed by author. Near fine.   Price: $55.00
     
  62. JENKINS EVAN D. Arthur J. Jenkins.  The Golden Chain illus. with black and white plates t/out. Supporting documents of Victorian goldfields town, appendices; pub. Vic. Self Published, printed Hedges & Bell 1980 or. card wrappers, (paperback), 8vo. pp.136. Inscription and Signed on title page by Arthur J. Jenkins. Spine faded otherwise fine.    Price: $30.00
     
  63. JOPLIN  GERMAINE  A. A Petrography Of  Australian  Igneous Rocks.  Including material from the Territory of Papua  and New Guinea.  illus. with several dgms.  t/out.  pub.  Syd. Angus & Robertson 1964 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XVI.210.     Price: $35.00
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  64.  KATHLEEN MARY Uranium. Official  Opening.  October 1958. illus. with many plates t/out. 6 full page & col.,  double-page  col. dgm. pub. Qld. 1958 or. gold & white stiff  wps. 4to. pp.unnumbered (24). fine.     Price: $45.00
     
  65. KEBLE R.A. (Senior Field Geologist, Mines Dept.)  Memoirs Of The Geological Survey Of Victoria. No. 17. The Mornington Peninsula. illus. with plates, diagrams, maps, large fold-out colour map at back; pub. Melbourne Department of Mines, 1957 original stiff bound wrappers roy.4to. tall, pp.84. Slightly browned, short closed tears to top edge else very good.   Price: $40.00
     
  66. KEESING NANCY (ED.) Gold Fever. The Australian goldfields 1851  to the 1890's. Collection of descriptions of life  on the Australian goldfields written people who worked on or visited them between 1851 and the 1890s. pub. Sydney 1967 1st.ed.  or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.412. Near fine copy.   Price: $40.00
     
  67. KENNEDY B. A Tale of Two Mining Cities. Johannesburg and Broken Hill 1885-1925. illus. with 12 full-page plates and 3 maps; pub. Melbourne U.P., 1984 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XIV,146. Fine copy.   Price: $40.00
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  68. KING  NORMA Nickel Country Gold Country. illus.  with  16 full  page  plates  t/out. pub. Adel.  Rigby  1972  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.148. A histroy of the Kalgoorlie, Western Australia gold-mining & nickel region. Contrasts the Western Australian gold rush with the spectacular nickel rush at Kambalda that followed it. Fine.   Price: $30.00
     
  69. LASERON CHARLES FRANCIS The Face Of Australia. The Shaping of a Continent. with e/papr maps, frontis. & 31 text plates pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1957 2nd ed. revised. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.244. The geology of Australia. Laseron was a member of Mawson's expedition, was wounded at Gallipoli, and was an acknowledged expert on Australian shells, as well as explaining Australia's geologic past in laymen's terms Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine.   Price: $30.00
     
  70. LEECHMAN FRANK The Opal Book. with illus. t/out. pub. Syd. Ure Smith 1962 or.cl. 8vo. pp.255.     Price: $35.00
     
  71. LERK JAMES A. Bendigo's Central Deborah Gold Mine And Its Era. illus. with numerous text illustrations, 1 full page coloured diagram, appendices, graphs, references, index; pub. Bendigo The Bendigo Trust, 1993 or. card wrappers, (paperback), 4to. tall pp.III.158. Fine.   Price: $45.00
     
  72. LETT  LEWIS Papuan  Gold. The Story of  the  Early  Gold Seekers.  pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1943 or.  maroon  cl. 12mo. pp.214. The lure of gold in Papua New Guinea. Almost fine copy.   Price: $50.00
     
  73. LLOYD BRIAN Gold At The Ten Mile. The Jamieson  Goldfield. illus.  with  col. frontis. title page vign.  text  plates, maps and dwgs. by Ian Cole pub. Vic. Wangaratta  Shoestring Bookshop 1978  or.brn.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XII.174.  Slightly chipped d/w. otherwise very good.   Price: $60.00
     
  74. LLOYD BRIAN Gold At Harrietville. Gold mining at Harrietville 1852-1982 illus. with b/w. frontis. title page vign. text plates, maps and d/w. by Ian Cole pub. Vic. Wangaratta Shoestring Bookshop 1978 or.brn.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.X.212.  Prior owner's small sticker to e/paper otherwise near fine.   Price: $200.00
     
  75. LLOYD STUART The Lightning Ridge Book. illus. with b/w plates pub. Wellington, NSW. Mrs. Evan Fuller. 1979 3rd ed. or stiff wrappers, 8vo. pp.250. A valuable reference on opal mining in Lightning Ridge. Almost fine copy.     Price: $30.00
     
  76. LOCK C. G. WARNFORD Practical Gold-Mining A comprehensive treatise on the Origin and occurrence of gold-bearing gravels, rocks and ores, and the methods by which the Gold is extracted. illus. with 8 plates, 271 engravings and index. Advertisements at either end. pub. London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1889 1st ed. or. cl. glt ltg. to front board cr.4to. pp.788. very good copy.     Price: $650.00
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  77. McCALMAN IAIN  Gold: Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia. illus. with col. & b/w. plates, map, index. pub. Melbourne Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w.roy. 8vo. pp. 344 This is a cultural history of gold's impact upon Australian society. Its 20 essays cover: the impact of the gold rushes on the development of the Australian colonies; immigrants & ethnic relations; settler & indigenous histories of goldmining; art, visual & material culture. Fine copy.    Price: $50.00
     
  78. McDOUGALL CORA Ed. by. Gold! Gold! Diary of Claus Grenn. A Dane on  the Diggings. illus. with 26 full page  plates  t/out., text illus. 2 maps pub. Melb. Hill of Content 1981  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.178. Near fine copy.   Price: $30.00
     
  79. MARSHALL JOHN Battling For Gold Or Stirring Incidents of Goldfields Life in West Australia. Facsimile Edition With Additions to Introductory Pages illus. with frontis. & 22 b/w. full page plates t/out. pub. WA Victoria Park, Hesperian Press, 1984 (originally pub. in 1903) or. cream cl. 12mo. pp.206. The author, adventurer, journalist, public figure and Digger's leader on the Coolgardie-Kalgoorlie goldfield wrote of the early days on the fields. Very good condition.   Price: $45.00
     
  80. MAWSON  PAQUITA A  Vision Of Steel.  The  life  of  G.D. Delprat, C.B.E. General Manager of B.H.P. 1898-1921. illus. with frontis.  &  12 full page plates  t/out.  pub.  Melb. Cheshire  1958 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XVIII.270.  fine in the chipped d/w.     Price: $40.00
     
  81. MINING IN FIJI The Operations of: Emperor Gold Mining  Co. Ltd.  Loloma  (Fiji) Gold Mines, N.L.  Dolphin  Mines  Ltd. Proceedings  No.  168-169 31st March-30 June, 1953  with  6 folding  maps, 2 charts plates pub. Melb. Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy 1953 or. red cl.  8vo. pp.214. Added slip inside. 'With compliments of N.G. Nilsen' Chief General Manager. Fine.   Price: $100.00
     
  82. MORGAN DOROTHY & Marjorie Morgan,   Happy-Go-Lucky: a Gippsland Gold Town 1863-1917. illus. with numerous illustrations, maps, appendices, index; pub. Blackburn, Victoria, Acacia Press Pty. Ltd, 1987 or. stiff wrappers, 8vo. pp.X.86. Fine. The town of Pearson, also known as Happy-Go-Lucky is now a ruin. This is its history.    Price: $25.00
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  83. MYATT BILL (Ed.) Australian & New Zealand Gemstones. How and where to find them profusely illus. with plates  t/out. some full page & col. pub. Syd. Hamlyn 1972 1st.ed.  or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.512.     Price: $55.00
     
  84. MYATT BILL The Paul Hamlyn Dictionary Of   Australian Gemstones illus. with 75 colour pictures & some b/w. photos pub. Sydney Paul Hamlyn Pty. Ltd. 1974 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.192. A comprehensive guide to Australia's gemstones including a guide to fossicking & to turning raw gems into jewellery.    Price: $35.00
     
  85. O'NEIL  BERNARD  In Search Of Mineral Wealth.  illus.  with b/w.   text  plates  t/out.  pub.  The   South   Australian Geological Survey and Dept. of Mines 1982 Centenary  1882-1982 Special Pub. No.2 or.cl. d/w. super roy.8vo. pp.360. Fine.   Price: $45.00
     
  86. O'NEILL JACK Up From The South. A Prospector In New Guinea 1931-1937. Ed. by James Sinclair illus. with 14 full page plates t/out. pub. Melb. Oxford Uni. Press 1979 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XXIV.200. O'Neill prospected for gold at Edie Creek, Wau, Bulolo, Ramu & Waria and the Central Highlands. Chapters are: To Edie Creek & After; The Black Cat; The Paradise Strip & A Touch Of Slavery; The Ramu & The Purari, Among The Warriors Of The Longbow; The Upper Warut, Kukukuku Country; The Lower Watut, River Of 'Mustard Gold'. Very fine.   Price: $40.00
     
  87. O'REILLY  M.J.  `Mulga  Mick' Bowyangs  And   Boomerangs. Reminiscences  of  40 years' prospecting in  Australia  and Tasmania.  illus. with frontis. pub. Hobart 1944 or.  grey wps. 12mo. pp.164. fine.    Price: $40.00
     
  88. OWEN W. LAMBDEN Cossack Gold The chronicles of an early goldfields Warden illus. with frontis. & 2 b/w. plates; pub. Western Australia Carlisle, Hesperian Press 1984 Facsimile of the 1933 edition with additions or.cl. d/w. 12mo. pp.X.216. Vivid reminiscences of life in North West Australia between the 1880s and 1930s. Tells of a boy who picked up a stone to throw at a crow and found there was a yellow blotch on the stone and the 'rush' that ensued. Prior owners label to past down e/paper else fine copy.   Price: $35.00
     
  89. PALMER  VICTOR  ARTHUR The Gold Mines Of  Bendigo. illus. with 30 full page plates t/out. one col. (specimen taken from the New Red White and Blue Consolidated Mine) & 24 diagrams glossary, pub. Melb. The  Craftsman Press 1976 1st.ed. (published in an edition of only 2000) or.cl.  d/w.  4to. pp.142. The book is in two sections: the first covers the history of the Bendigo goldfield; the second (pp 78-142) gives diagrams. Dustwrapper has a little w/stain to top edge at spine otherwise fine.   Price: $75.00
     
  90. PALMER  VICTOR  ARTHUR The Gold Mines Of  Bendigo. Book 1 & 2. Book 1 illus. with 30 full page plates t/out. one col. (specimen taken from the New Red White and Blue Consolidated Mine) & 24 diagrams glossary, pub. Melb. The  Craftsman Press 1976 1st.ed. or.cl.  d/w.  4to. pp.142. The book is in two sections: the first covers the history of the Bendigo goldfield; the second (pp 78-142) gives diagrams. Book 2. Gold Mines Of  Bendigo. Book Two profusely illus. with plates t/out. some full page of early mining and Bendigo. pub. Melb. The  Craftsman Press 1979 1st.ed. or.cl.  d/w. cr.4to.obl pp.124. Complements the Gold Mines of Bendigo Book one. Book 2 Limited to 1100 copies. Short closed tear to d/w. else the two volumes are fine.   Price: $200.00
     
  91. PHILLIPSON NEILL Hancock Man Of Iron.  illus. with 16 full page plates t/out. & map pub. Melb. Wren Pub. 1974  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.X.206. Fine.   Price: $35.00
     
  92. PINK KERRY The West Coast Story: A History of Western Tasmania and Its Mining Field. profusely illus. with plates t/out. pub. Tasmania: West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum, 1982  or. card wrappers,
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    A brief history of a unique region of Tasmania, the West Coast, and of the pioneers who penetrated its wilderness as explorers, Huon piners, prospectors and miners." Fine.   Price: $35.00
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  93. RAGGATT  H.G.  Mountains Of Ore. Mining and  Minerals  in Australia.  illus.  with  tables, maps  t/out.  pub.  Melb. Lansdowne Press 1968 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.X.406.     Price: $35.00
     
  94. ROBINSON  W.S.   If I Remember Rightly. The memoirs of  W.S. Robinson  1876-1963. ed. by Geoffrey Blainey.  illus.  with frontis. & 6 plates pub. Melb. Cheshire 1967 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.234. Autobiography of the Australian Mining & Metals Magnate. Little silverfished to d/w. else v/good.   Price: $35.00
     
  95. SERVENTY V. Landforms Of Australia. With frontis. title-page illus., 16 full-page col. plates, num. b/w illus., some full-page, a map and dec. end-papers. pub. Sydney 1967 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.132.     Price: $35.00
     
  96. SILVER LYNETTE RAMSAY A Fool's Gold. William Smith's challenge to the Hargraves myth. illus. with b/w. text plates and facsimiles, pub. Qld. The Jacaranda Press 1986 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.XIV.170. he case for William Tipple Smith (1803-1852) to have first discovered gold in New South Wales, in 1847, not Edward Hammond Hargraves in 1851. Fine copy.   Price: $45.00
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  97. SMYTH R. BROUGH The Gold Fields And Mineral Districts Of Victoria. illus. with 6 folding maps & several text diagrams first pub. 1869 this facsimile Queensberry Hill Press 1979 or.cl. d/w. roy.4to. pp.VI.644. fine.     Price: $300.00
     
  98. STACPOOLE H.J. Gold At Ballarat. The Ballarat East Goldfield Its Discovery and Development. illus. with 12 full page plates t/out. pub. Vic. Lowden Pub. 1971 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XII.96. Presentation copy, Shire of Mornington.     Price: $60.00
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  99. STACE H.C.T.  A Handbook Of Australian  Soils.  profusely illus. with plates t/out. some col., folding map in  pocket at rear pub. S.A. Rellim 1972 or.cl. d/w. 4to.  pp.XII.436.     Price: $45.00
     
  100. STONE  DERRICK I. & SUE MacKINNON Life On  The  Australian Goldfields.  profusely illus. t/out. with plates many  full page bibliography, index,  pub.  Syd.  reed 1982 1st.ed.  or.cl.  d/w.  4to. pp.224. pictorial history of Australian goldfields at the time of the goldrushes with priority on their social history. Fine.   Price: $40.00
     
  101. SINKANKAS JOHN   Prospecting For Gemstones And Minerals. illus. with 133 figs. pub. N.Y. Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1974 Revised edition of the "Gemstones and Minerals: How and Where to Find Them" or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XVIII.398 Guide to recognizing field signs and information on planning trips, types of tools, etc. Fine copy.     Price: $45.00
  102. SKERTCHLY SYDNEY B.J. (Sydney Barber Josiah), 1850-1927.  The Story Of The Noble Opal  Flavelle's Gem Series. No. 1. Includes index. pub. Brisbane Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey 1908 1st. ed. or. pink/grey cl. gilt title on the spine and the upper board, cr.12mo. tall pp.114. Little foxing to e/papers, cloth sl. flecked else v/good. The publishers were Brisbane's leading gem merchants at the time.  One of the scarcest Australian books on the Opal.   Price: $1500.00
     
  103. TAYLOR G.H. Ambulance Corps' Handbook. Accidents and their Treatment, First Aid in cases of Injuries, Sudden  Illness, &c.  illus.  with dgms. dwgs. t/out. pub. N.S.W.  Dept.  of Mines 1910 or. dk.brn. cf. 12mo. pp.274.     Price: $100.00
     
  104. THORNBURY WILLIAM D.    Principles Of Geomorphology illus. with num. plates, maps & figs. pub. New York; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1969 Wiley International Edition Unabridged reprinting of the original hardbound edition printed in Japan by Toppan. original stiff wrappers 8vo. pp.XII.594, fine copy.    Price: $30.00
     
  105. TOMLIN  OWEN  F. MARYSUSAN BOSA & PETER  G CHAMBERLAIN Gold For The Finding. Pictorial  History Of Gippsland's Jordan Goldfield.  illus. with  b/w. plates t/out. some full page pub. sketches and maps acknowledgements, preface, introduction by authors, sources. pub. Melb Hill  of Content 1979 1st.ed. or.cl. 4to. pp.158. Very good copy.   Price: $60.00
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  106. WALLER Ed. by. And There's Opal Out There. illus. with  10 maps  & several illus. t/out. some full page by Derrick  I. Stone.  pub. Melb. Lansdowne 1969 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w.  8vo. pp.152.     Price: $35.00
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  107. WARD  KEITH  C. (Govt. Geologist of South Australia) The Plan Of The Earth And  Its  Origin. Discussion of the Evolution of Continents and Oceans.  pub. S.A. 1927  &  reprinted  from  proceedings  of  the  Royal Geographical society  South  Australian  session   1926-27 or. grey wrappers 8vo. pp.30,10 folding maps of Australia. Slight insect nibbles to front wrapper else very good.   Price: $35.00
     
  108. WEBSTER ROBERT Gems. Their sources, descriptions & identification. illus. with 22 col. plates & many b/w illus., text diagrams. pub. London; Newnes-Butterworth. 1978. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XVIII. 938 an extremely bright & clean copy of this very comprehensive work.     Price: $100.00
     
  109. WILSON  H.H. The  Golden Miles.  Story of  the  Western Australian  goldfields in the area south of Southern  Cross and Coolgardie. illus. with 20 full page plates t/out. pub. Adel. Rigby 1977 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.204. Fine.   Price: $30.00
     
  110. WILLIAMS A.J. A Concise History of Maldon and the Tarrangower Diggings. profusely illus. with b/w. plates t/out. some full page pub. Maldon the "Tarrangower Times" reproduced in 1953; or. card wrappers, (paperback), 8vo. pp.88. previous owner's name to f/free e/paper, fine.   Price: $40.00
     
  111. WILLIAMS A.J. A Concise History of Maldon and the Tarrangower Diggings. profusely illus. with b/w. plates t/out. some full page pub. Maldon the "Tarrangower Times" reproduced in 1987 for Tourist Assoc.; or. card wrappers, (paperback), 8vo. pp.88. Fine.   Price: $30.00
     
  112. WOPFNER  H. &  J.G. DOUGLAS The Otway  Basin  Of  South Eastern Australia. illus. with numerous charts, maps [some folding], tables and b/w. plates, bibliography; index; Map enclosed at rear. pub. 1971 Vic. & South Aust. Dept. of Mines Special Bulletin- Geological  Surveys of South Australia and Victoria. or.cl. 4to. pp.464. Errata slip tipped into title page. Lacks matching burgundy box containing enclosures. Near fine copy.   Price: $100.00
     
  113. ZEEHAN School Of Mines And Metallurgy. Annual Report, 1905. illus. with frontis. folding photo plate numerous b/w. full page plates t/out. plans, pub. Tas. Printed at The Examiner & Weekley Courier Offices Launceston 1906 or. green cl. gilt titles to front and spine, pp.170. A fine bright copy.   Price: $125.00

 

   
   
 
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