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THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES, and the Importance and Necessity of Inaugurating a Rational System of Mining, with Special Reference to the Comstock Lode and the Sutro Tunnel in Nevada

Sutro, Adolph

Published by John Murphy & Co., Baltimore, 1868
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Original maroon cloth with title and cover ornament stamped in gilt; quarto (9.5 x 11.75 inches); xiv, (11)-232 pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece lithograph view of Virginia City, Nevada, folding colored lithograph topographical map of the Comstock Lode area; very large folding lithograph showing longitudinal sections of the Sutro Tunnel and Comstock Lode, lithograph reproduction of the resolution of the Nevada legislature thanking Sutro for his efforts. (Lacking the facsimile reproduction of a holograph Adolph Sutro letter) An important work by the famed mining engineer. Sutro was seeking financial support from the federal government in his scheme to drive a six-mile tunnel into Mount Davidson from Carson River to the Comstock Lode to improve the efficiency of access and transportation to and from the mines. Largely through private financing, the tunnel was completed in 1878 and became immediately profitable. Sutro sold his interest the following year Lacking facsimile letter, as already noted. Some staining and wear to covers, title inked to blank spine, a few smudges to text, frontispiece and folding plates quite clean and unworn. A presentable volume in nearly very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 16726

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Publisher: John Murphy & Co., Baltimore

Publication Date: 1868

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition

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