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Bick, David  Dylife: A Famous Welsh Lead Mine, The Pound House, 2nd revised and enlarged edition 1985, pp32.  Inscription.  Pb. VG.  An illustrated history of a Welsh lead mine that was located high in the mountains between Llanidloes and Machynlleth.  4.95

Blainey, Geoffrey  The Rise of Broken Hill, MacMillan, 1968, pp184 plus 86 plates.  Hb.  Fair/Fair.  Ex -library with pastedowns removed.  A history of one of the world's great mining fields at Broken Hill, Australia where silver, lead and zinc have been mined for over 85 years.  4.95

Copper in Cast Steel and Iron, Copper Development Association, revised impression 1955, pp132.  Issued by the Copper Development Association, first published 1937.  Hard Cover.  VG+.  Printed on high quality art paper.  An attractive well-illustrated book.  2.95

Dickinson J M  Mines and t'Miners: A History of Lead Mining in Airdale, Wharfedale and Nidderdale, author, 1st edition 1972, pp81.  Inscription.  Card Covers.  Fair+ to VG-.  Old price sticker on the front cover, some superficial wear to the covers.  Each of the surprisingly large number of lead mines in the area is examined in turn.  3.95

Die Casting for Engineers, The New Jersey Zinc Company, New York, 1946, pp152.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  VG+.  Printed on high-quality art paper.  An attractive well-illustrated. book.  2.95

Extraction and Fabrication of Aluminium, Northern Aluminium Company Ltd, 1949, pp113.  No dust wrapper.  Hard Cover.  VG+.  Printed on high-quality art paper.  An attractive well-illustrated book.  2.95

(The) Gold Fields 1887-1937, Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, 1937, pp185.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  A history of The Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, written in 1937 to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Company by Rhodes in February 1887.  4.95

Goodall A  Introduction to Design of Shell Boilers, The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen, pp51.  Session 1947-48.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  A technical paper.  3.95

Ironstone Quarrying in the Cottesmore Area, Rutland Railway Museum, 1981, pp16.  Card Covers.  VG.  A brief illustrated history of ironstone quarrying activity in the Cottesmore, Burley and Exton Park areas of Rutland.  2.95

Johnson, Paul  Gold Fields: A Centenary Portrait, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987, pp256.  Well-illustrated in colour and black & white.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  Two small internally repaired holes to the dust wrapper spine.  A comprehensive examination of an international mining conglomerate with gold, diamond & coal mines around the world. Includes details of ARC, a fully owned subsidiary.  5.95

Lindsay, Jean  A History of the North Wales Slate Industry, D&C, 1974, pp376 with 31 illustrations.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  A comprehensive history of the industry.  18.50

(The) Machining of Copper and its Alloys, issued by Copper Development Association, 1957, first issued 1939, pp118.  No dust wrapper.  Fine. Printed on high-quality art paper.  2.95

Napier, Jean  Rhosydd: A Personal View, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1999, pp53.  Card Covers.  NEW.  An brief account of the Welsh Slate Industry followed by Jean Napier's evocative photographic studies. English and Welsh text.  4.95

Norwood, Victor G C  A Hand Full of Diamonds, T. V. Boardman and Co, 1960, pp235.  Hard Cover.  No dust wrapper.  VG-.  The top and bottom of the spine are bumped.  Marks on the cover and slightly sunned at the back.  Adventures and experiences of a diamond prospector in the jungles and diamond fields of Guiana and Brazil.  3.95

Raistrick, Arthur  Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales, Dalesman, 1975, pp29.  First published in 1972.  Name of previous owner on the front cover.  Card Covers.  VG.  A history of lead mining in the Yorkshire dales through the centuries.  1.95

Richards, Alun John  Slate Quarrying at Corris, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1994, pp144.  Card Covers.  NEW.  Traces the history of slate quarrying at Corris from Tudor times to the present day.  3.95

Richards, Alun John  Slate Quarrying in Wales, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1995, pp232.  Card Covers.  NEW.  Traces the history of slate quarrying in Wales from its earliest beginnings up to the present day.  3.95

Robey, John A and Porter, Lindsey  The Copper and Lead Mines of Ecton Hill, Staffordshire,  Moorland Publishing, 1972, pp90 plus pp12 of illustrations.  Name of the previous owner on the front cover.  Card Covers.  VG-.  Some faint stains on the front cover and slight loss of colour down the spine.  A comprehensive historical account of the copper and lead mines on Ecton Hill, Staffordshire.  3.95

Temple, John  Mining: An International History, Ernest Benn, 1972, pp144 with 79 illustrations.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  A survey from the time of Roman Empire up to the present day.  3.95

West, Richard  River of Tears: The Rise of Rio Tinto-Zinc Mining Corporation, Earth Island Ltd, 1972, pp201.  Hb.  "Very Good+" in a "Very Good" dust wrapper.  A critical study of RTZ mining activities in Southern Africa, Australasia and Britain.  4.95

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