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THE WEEK-END GOLD MINER : A Handbook for Amateur Sourdoughs (Revised Edition)

Ryan, A.H.

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ISBN 10: 0935182039 / ISBN 13: 9780935182033
Published by Gem Guides Book Co, Pico River, CA, 1887
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated, stapled softcover/NF w/losses to upper back edge. Small soil spot to title page. First published 1968 (written when the price of gold was around thirty dollars a troy ounce); this is the 7th Printing of the Revised Edition. 8 chapters: 1, 20th Century Sourdoughs; 2, Where to Look; 3, How to Get It Out; 4, Testing --- Testing; 5, Mining in the Desert; 6, So You Want to Do It Electronically?; 7, What to Do If YOU STRIKE IT RICH; and, 8, Ghost Towns & Lost Mines. Good reference/resource. Bookseller Inventory # 009352

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Title: THE WEEK-END GOLD MINER : A Handbook for ...

Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co, Pico River, CA

Publication Date: 1887

Binding: Soft Cover/Stapled

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued

Edition: Revised Edition, 7th Printing

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This best-selling, compact and engagingly written book has sent gold hobbyists out to try their hands and finding gold for over 30 years. Affordably priced, this book explains in plain language the basic information you need before looking for gold: Where to look for gold, what to look for, how to get it out, how to test for gold, and what to do if you strike it rich. Dr. Ryan also covers topics such as the specific skills needed for mining in the desert, metal detecting, and how to build some of your own equipment. The final chapter contains a fun discussion of ghost towns and lost mines.

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Dr. A.H. Ryan is a professional physicist whose writings range from deeply technical publications to popular articles and books. He is a member of he American Physical Society, The American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and is listed in Who's Who in Engineering. His love of the outdoors is reflected in his popular and entertaining "Weekend" series of books.

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