Mining in the Pacific States of North America by John Shertzer HittellMining in the Pacific States of North America by John Shertzer Hittell

Mining in the Pacific States of North America

byJohn Shertzer Hittell

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861. Excerpt: ... THE MINING DISTRICTS. Orography of the Coast. 63. It may be said, in general terms, that the whole Pacific coast of North America is rich in gold and silver, from the Isthmus of Panama to the Russian Possessions. In considering the mining districts of California and the adjacent States and territories, we must remember the general conformation of the country. The back-bone of the coast is the range of mountains known as the Sierra Nevada in California, and the Cascade mountains in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. This range is from twenty to fifty miles wide, from five to ten thousand feet high, about a hundred miles from the coast and parallel with it. It is metalliferous through nearly its whole length, from thirty-four degrees to fifty-five degrees, and its southern termination is connected with the Coast range which runs down through the peninsula of Lower California, and is also metalliferous. Metals of the Sierra Nevada, ji 64. The richest auriferous region on the coast is found on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, between latitudes thirty-seven and forty degrees. On the eastern side of the summit, between those latitudes, a few rich placers have been found, some very rich quartz veins within one small district, and a large extent of country rich in silver. South of thirty-seven degrees, there are a few scattering placers, and auriferous quartz veins west of the summit; none cast of it. From forty degrees to fortythree degrees, there are numerous placers and auriferous quartz lodes west of the summit; on the west side, from forty-three degrees northward, and on the east side, from forty degrees to forty-six degrees, there are no paying placers or veins of gold or silver. From forty-six degrees to fifty-eight degrees on the eastern sid...
Title:Mining in the Pacific States of North AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217238289

ISBN - 13:9780217238281