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Offline 1829digger

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I'm bored.
« on: December 17, 2016, 10:47:35 AM »
Anyone wanna let me know of a good mining history book to read? 

Offline JOE S (INDY)

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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 11:22:04 AM »
Short Story that you'll like.

Best read with a pencil and paper to make a little map and a couple of notes.

http://www.online-literature.com/london/49/

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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 05:50:31 PM »
Hey Joes Indy great reply and a good reminder to all.Luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2016, 07:39:30 AM »
I read about Jack London;s adventures last year,

I hired a guy a while back who is a writer, in fact his whole family are writers and he gave me the latest copy of Slumach's Gold in search of a Legend, Authors are
Rick Antonson, Mary Trainer and Brian Anotnson. The book is signed by them.

This is what I will be reading on my holidays coming up .

There is also a book about the History of mining and prospecting in BC  (coffee table) hard over about $40.00 which I am hoping to purchase as well.

There are tons of books out there don't forget some of the back road books.

Good Luck !!!   

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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2016, 08:41:07 AM »
Thanks guys. Already reading the short story. So far it's pretty good.

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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 04:05:21 PM »
A rock fell on the moon- dad & the great Yukon silver ore heist. An interesting read.

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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 07:08:10 PM »
Its not a mining book but definitely history and its an easy read.Its called something like"What Pierre Trudeau did for Canada"
Its a paperback and its all full of blank pages.:)
Herman

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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 06:42:12 AM »
For BC, I like reading the old Ministry Annual Reports.  It used to be expensive when you had to buy the books.  Now they are available free online: http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/AnnualReports/Pages/AnnualReports.aspx#1939
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Re: I'm bored.
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2016, 06:17:05 PM »
Hi.Read all Bill Barlees stories.All are based on research even the stories on the railroads are great.I would not waste my time on all the Maple Ridge crap,Just my opion luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

 


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