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For Sale : California State Geology Publications

California Division of Mines and Geology / California State Mining Bureau
California Geological Survey
Bulletins - County Reports - Journal of Mines and Geology - Maps - Mineral Information Service = California Geology
Open File Reports (LOTS!!! on a separate page) - Preliminary Reports - Special Publications - Special Reports

University of California Press : Publications in Geography

For individual publications from other series not listed above see Misc. section at bottom of this page.
Misc. California Geology and Natural HIstory Publications

 

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California Division of Mines and Geology : Bulletins
Softcover unless otherwise noted, 9x6" through about bulletin 191, 11x8.5" after that, illustrated.

California Bulletin 129-J : 1945 : Hirz Mountain Iron ore deposits, Shasta county, California. By Carl A. Lamey. . Iron Resources of California, part J. Pages 130-136, 1 figure, 3 fold-out maps. These sub-parts of Bulletin 129 have self-covers and are staple-bound. (Half loose from staple, else good). $5

California Bulletin 129-K : 1946 : Shasta and California iron ore deposits, Shasta county, California. By Carl A. Lamey. . Iron Resources of California, part K. Pages 138-164, 10 figures, 3 fold-out maps. These sub-parts of Bulletin 129 have self-covers and are staple-bound. (mild cover wear) $10

California Bulletin 135 : 1946 : Placer mining for gold in California. By Charles Volney Averill. Hardback, brown cloth, 377 pages, 4 plates (3 in pocket, 1 in text), 106 figures. Includes Placer mining methods, Geology of Placer deposits, Prospecting and sampling placer deposits, Placer mines by counties ad Laws affecting placer mining. Beautiful condition original. $20

California Bulletin 141 : 1948 : Geologic guidebook along Highway 49 – Sierran Gold Belt. The Mother Lode Country (Centennial edition). HARDBACK, tan cloth, landscape format orientation, 11x9", 164 pages, 168 figures, some color photos, 10 map sheets in text. Prepared under the direction Olaf P. Jenkins. (Very good, lightly bumped cover corners). $10

California Bulletin 142 : 1949 : The counties of California : Mineral resources and mineral production during 1947 : 9x6”, 197p., 1 figure, 12 plates (4 in pocket), 54 tables. Photos include Harvesting salt at the Leslie Salt Company, Mt. Eden plant (Alameda county); California Pottery Company, Niles Plant (Alameda county); Darwin Hills lead mining camp (Inyo county); Long Beach salt company; Pacific Coast Borax company; Monolith Portland Cement Company; Eagle Mountains iron mine (Riverside county); Coronado Copper and Zinc company (Shasta county). Good. $1

California Bulletin 158 : 1952 : Evolution of the California Landscape. By Norman E. A. Hinds. 4th printing 1963, this printing did not have maps in a pocket. HARDBACK, green cloth. 10.5x8.5”, landscape format, 240p., heavily illustrated with photos and more. (Good. Generally VG, but cover has light soil and "Return to Workroom" written large across it). $7

California Bulletin 161 : 1951 : Geology of the Healdsburg quadrangle, California, by William Kelso Gealey. AND Mineralogy of the California glaucophane schists, by George Switzer. HARDBACK, tan cloth, 76p., 8 plates (3 in pocket). Sonoma county. . The glaucophane schist localities are in Sonoma and Marin counties. (Very Good). $20

California Bulletin 162 : 1955 : Geology of the Sebastopol quadrangle, California. By Russell B. Travis. Softcover, 9x6”, 33 pages, 7 plates (3 in pocket), 2 figures. (All Very Good except spine is worn. Bulletin is staple bound and still perfectly intact). $10

California Bulletin 163 : 1952 : Gypsum in California. By William E. Ver Planck. HARDBACK, 9x6”, 151p., 11 figures, 52 plates (8 in pocket). Among many, specific mention is made of Palen Mountains deposits; Clark Mountain deposits; Fish Creek Mountains deposit; Quatal Canyon deposit; Death Valley region; Cuddy Canyon deposit; Mint Canyon deposit; Mule Shoe Ranch deposit; Cuyama Valley deposits; Avawatz Mountains deposits and many more. (Good : Cover faintly soiled, cover edges lightly bumped. Owner's name or stamp) - $8

California Bulletin 165 : 1954 : Geology and mineral deposits of Barstow quadrangle, San Bernardino county, California. By Oliver E. Bowen, Jr. AND Thermal properties of Ceramic materials from Barstow quadrangle, California by Joseph A. Pask and Oliver E. Bowen, Jr. 9x6”, 208p., 9 plates in pocket, 84 figures (geology), 5 figures (thermal). Very Good - $5

California Bulletin 166 : 1953 : Geology of Lower Lake quadrangle, California. By James C. Brice. HARDBACK, tan cloth, 9x6”, 72 pages, 7 plates (3 in pocket), 3 figures. Very Good. $11

California Bulletin 181 : 1962 : Geologic Guide to the Gas and Oil fields of Northern California. See Misc Maps section for Plate 20.

California Bulletin 184 : 1965 : Geology of the Oroville quadrangle, California. By Robert Scott Creely. 11x8.5", 86 pages, 2 plates in pocket, 50 figures. (Good, but black cover is rubbed) $18

California Bulletin 190 : 1966 : Geology of Northern California edited by Edgar Bailey. HARDBACK, tan cloth, 11x8.5", 507 pages, heavily illustrated plus full-color geologic map in pocket. This is a substantial and detailed professional book for geologists and nicely illustrated. Includes : Klamath Mountains province, Cascade range - Modoc Plateau - Great Basin provinces, Sierra Nevada province, Great Valley province, Coast Ranges province, Offshore area, San Andreas fault, subcrustal structure, and 7 field trips (Point Reyes, San Francisco Penninsula, San Andreas fault, East Bay area - N. Santa Clar valley, Sacramento Valley, Yosemite valley, Laytonville quarry). $8

California Bulletin 193 : 1963 (1970 printing) : Gold Districts of California. By Clark, W.B. HARDBACK, lovely gold cover, 11x8.5", 186p., very nicely illustrated, 30 figures, 88 photos, 9 tables, includes map in pocket showing gold districts of California, Scale: 1:1,000,000. This large and detailed book includes a history of gold mining in the state, distribution of gold, and very detailed sections by the province, as well as a bibliography of gold in California. (Very Good) $15

California Bulletin 195 : 1970 : Geology of the San Andreas 15-minute Quadrangle, Calaveras County, California. By Clark, L.D. 23 pages, full-color geologic map in pocket. Scale: 1:62,500, 7 figures, 2 tables. Very Good. $5

California Bulletin 198 : 1973 : Urban Geology : Master plan for California : The nature, magnitude, and costs of geologic hazards in California and recommendations for their mitigation. Geologic hazards in California are a $55 billion problem over 30 years. By John T. Alfors, John L. Burnett and Thomas E. Gay, Jr. 112 pages, 22 figures, 15 photos, 6 tables, nice gold leatherette cover. $4

California Bulletin 200 : 1975 : Geology of the San Diego metropolitan area, California : Del Mar, La Jolla, Point Loma, La Mesa, Poway, and SW1/4 Escondido 7.5 minute quadrangles. By Michael P. Kennedy and Gary L. Peterson. 56 pages, 6 plates in pocket, 8 photos, 12 figures, 3 tables. Red leatherette softcover. $20

California Bulletin 201 : 1985 : An explanatory text to accompany the 1:750,000 scale fault and geologic maps of California. By Charles W. Jennings. 197 pages, 16 figures, 15 tables, 2 plates in pocket. Includes Purpose and use of the maps, Evolution of fault and geologic maps, Faults and earthquakes, Major structural blocks of California, Fault patterns, Volcanoes, Thermal springs and wells, Indexes to Faults, Hot Springs, Formations, and Source Data. $8

California Bulletin 202 : 1977 : Geology of the Point Reyes Peninsula, Marin County, California. By Alan J. Galloway. Silver leatherette cover. 72p., 1 plate (a geologic map) in pocket, 6 figures, 14 tables, 30 photos. Poor - All Good, but missing the plate that should be in the pocket) Free with any minimum purchase.

California Bulletin 203 : 1979 : Vertical deformation, stress accumulation, and secondary faulting in the vicinity of the Transverse Ranges of Southern California. By Donald A. Rodgers. Glossy flexible turquoise cover. 74p., 61 figures, 5 tables. (cover has minor smudge) $10

California Bulletin 205 : 1980 : Interpretation of the gravity map of California and its continental margin. Edited by H. W. Oliver. 52 pages, 9 figures, 11 tables. Mustard yellow leatherette softcover. $4

California Bulletin 208 : 1988 : Zeolites in California. By Melvin C. Stinson. 74 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 10 tables, 23 figures, 42 photos. Mustard yellow leatherette softcover. $4

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California Division of Mines and Geology : County Reports
Softcover unless otherwise noted,11x8.5", illustrated.

California County Report 1 : 1962 : Mines and Mineral Resources of Kern County, California By B. W. Troxel and P. K. Morton. 370p., 10 plates in pocket (one is on two sheets), 120 figs., 25 tables. $10

California County Report 3 : 1963 : Geology and mineral resources of San Diego county, California. By F. Harold Weber, Jr. With sections on sand and gravel, Crushed and Broken stone, Clay and Arsenic by other authors. 309 pages, 59 figures, 89 photos, 3 tables, 11 plates in pocket. The list of Mines and Prospects is also in the pocket. Includes gem minerals and gold, with specific mines for those minerals and much, much more. (Good. Mildly bumped around thick plate packet). $35

California County Report 6 : 1974 : Mines and Mineral Resources of Shasta County, California. By Philip A. Lydon and J. C. O'Brien. HARDBACK, 154 pages, 2 plates in pocket, 7 figures, 44 photos, 3 tables. (cover has light soil, may have owner's stamps on end paper, spine label). Good. $8

California County Report 8 : 1977 : Mines and Mineral Resources of Alpine County, California. By William B. Clark. 48p., frontispiece, 6 tables, 8 figures, 38 photos, full color geologic map in pocket. Cover art includes Snowshoe Thompson, the famous skier. Includes sections on the Zaca gold-silver mine and the Leviathan sulfur mine. $17

 

California Division of Mines and Geology : Journal of Mines and Geology
Named “Mining in California” through 1932, “California Journal of Mines and Geology” after that.
These are the State Mineralogist’s Report, in four Quarterly chapters per year. 9x6”, illustrated. Early issues contain both some general information on current mining in California and activities of the State Mining Bureau or State Division of Mines. Later issues are more limited in focus. I’ve generally listed only the more specific topics (and not always all of those).
NOTE : California Mining Journal is a separate publication - see Misc. section at bottom of page.

Mining in California Vol. 20(1) : January, 1924 : Pages 1-72. Contains district mining reports for Sacramento field division, San Francisco field division, Los Angeles field division – which list specific activities by the county and mine name or mining company (Lots of good historic information). Also has a summary of oil field development operations, listing each well with name and number, section, township, range, county, and oil company name. Includes a fold out plate of plan and longitudinal sections of Sumner and Content mines. Photos include Vail and Maxwell calcining plant at Chinese camp, Tuolumne county; Calcining plant at Maltby No. 2 Magnesite Mine, Chiles Valley, Napa county; Calcining plant at the Sampson Magnesite mine, west of Idria, San Benito county; Property of the North Sumner Gold Mines, Inc.; and more. (Good/Fair. Generally Good, but has water marked margin in corner and cover a bit rough along spine) - $10

Mining in California Vol. 23(4) : October, 1927 : Pages 373-456, with index to Volume 23. Contains district mining reports for Sacramento field division, San Francisco field division, Los Angeles field division, and Mono County – which list specific activities by the county and mine name or mining company (Lots of good historic information). Also has a summary of oil field development operations, listing each well with name and number, section, township, range, county, and oil company name. Includes photos of Kerrick shaft, Comanche Mining and Reduction Company; Mineral spring at Bridgeport, Mono County; and more. Good (No outer wraps) - $25

NAME CHANGE to CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY :
These continue to contain Division reports and Oil Field Development Operations reports for some years, although I do not list them.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 36(1) : January, 1940 : Pages 1-114, illus. Photos include : No. 1 shaft at Telegraph Mines, Solo Mining district, Yucca Grove, San Bernardino county. Gold Crown Mine and 50-ton cyanide mill, Dale District, San Bernardino county. Golden Queen mining company’s crushing and cyanide plant, Mojave Mining District, Kern county. And more. Very Good - $10
Specific articles in California Journal 36(1) include :
Current mining activity in Southern California.
Notes on Beryl with a qualitative analysis for Beryllium.
Strategic minerals investigation procedure followed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 36(3) : July, 1940 : Pages 231-320, illus. Very Good -$18
Specific reports in California Journal 36(3) include :
Economic mineral deposits of the Newberry and Ord Mountains, San Bernardino County.
Geology of the Newberry and Ord Mountains, San Bernardino County, California.
Notes on the geology of a portion of the Calico Mountains, San Bernardino county, California.
Study of Chrome process aided by Martin Dennis Company.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 39(1) : January, 1943 : Pages 1-110, illus. Fold-out Plant and equipment diagram for the Santa Cruz Portland cement company in Davenport, California. Fold-out map of Santa Cruz county with mineral locations marked. Very Good - $10
Specific articles in California Journal 39(1) include :
Mines and mineral resources of Santa Cruz county.
Discoveries in the strategic minerals, San Francisco Field district.
Current mining activity in Plumas county.
Additions to California Bulletin 113, by George L. Gary.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 39(3) : July, 1943 : Pages 299-420, illus. This issue includes San Francisco Field District Report (with carbon dioxide seeps, Hydraulic ice press in Caldri plant, more), Sacramento Field District Report (with photos of Stuart and Everhart stamp mill, Quail hill mine, Keystone mine surface plant, More), Redding Field District Report. Very Good. $5
Specific articles in California Journal 39(3) include :
Crestmore minerals, with specific mention of Wet Weather Quarry and others.
The isometrograph as developed and used at the New Idria quicksilver mine.
Discussion of Bulletin 118, notes relating to Sutter (Marysville) Buttes gas field.
The sillimanite group of minerals.
New Federal and State legislation affecting mining.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 45(3) : July 1949. Pages 361-502, Illus, plus 2 items in pocket. Fair, spine taped. $5
Specific reports in California Journal 45(3) :
Water flooding as a method of increasing California oil production, part 2.
Mines and Mineral resources of Butte county, California (Large report)
Roofing granules in the southwest.
Western Pulp and paper industry as a consumer of chemicals
Mining law in recent years
Ione-Carbondale clays, Amador county, California.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 49(1) : January, 1953 : See Misc. map section below.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 49(3) : July, 1953 (Reprinted January, 1954) : Pages 269-337, illus., 6 plates including 2 in pocket. Folded plate in pocket, geologic map of Kings county, California, showing mines and holes drilled for oil and gas. Folded plate in pocket, Map of the Kettleman north dome and Kettleman middle dome oil fields, Fresno and Kings counties, California. G/VG - $5
Specific articles in California Journal 49(3) include :
Flotative properties of Titanium minerals in Oleate solutions.
Mines and mineral resources of Kings county, California.
Adsorbent clays in California.

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All publications are complete with all plates and maps unless specifically and clearly noted in RED.

 

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 51(2) : April, 1955 : Pages 99-199, illus., 2 plates in pocket. Pocket plates are (1) Geologic map of Sacramento County showing location of mines, sand and gravel pits, gold dredges, natural gas fields, holes drilled for natural gas, and clay pits, AND (2) Cenozoic correlation section, Rio Vista – River Island – Thornton gas fields, Sacramento county, California. (Very Good. Library number marked out on front cover). $10
Specific articles in California Journal 51(2) include :
The processing of perlite.
Mines and mineral resources of Sacramento County, California.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 51( 4) : October, 1955 : Pages 299-465, illus. Index to volume 51. Folded plate in pocket, color geologic map of San Mateo county, California, showing locations of mineral product operations. Very Good - $10
Specific articles in California Journal 51(4) include :
California Mineral commodities in 1952 and 1953.
Mines and mineral resources of San Mateo county, California.

Excerpt from California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 51(4) : October, 1955 : Mines and mineral resources of San Mateo county, California. Pages 401-458, 1 plate in pocket, 8 figures. (Good/Fair. Map present and good, but pocket itself is gone. Owner's name in several places. "Return to Workroom" written large on cover). $5

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 52(1) : January, 1956 : Pages 1-104, illus. Photos include Los Angeles Abrasion Machine (L.A. Rattler). Mt. Diablo mine in Contra Costa county. Clay being made into glazed Kraftile. Clay property of Alberhill coal and clay company, Riverside County. Very Good. $4
Specific articles in California Journal 52(1) :
Annual Report of the State Mineralogist.
Sand and Gravel for concrete aggregate.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 52(2) : April, 1956 : Pages 107-227, illus. Includes folded map in pocket of clay deposits of California. Entire issue consists of articles on “Basic studies in the clay industry.” These include Mineral exploration and winning of clay, Clay Testing, Soluble salt deposits on clay wares, Drying of clay products, Temperature measurement in kilns and MORE. $4

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 53(3 and 4) : July - October, 1957 : Pages 347-758, illus. One folded plate in pocket, Economic mineral map of California No. 7 – lead and zinc. G/VG (cover may have some fading or minor soil) - $4
Specific articles in California Journal 53(3-4) include :
Lead and Zinc in California.
Index to Volume 53.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 54(1) : January, 1958 : Pages 1-205, illus. G/VG - $2
Specific articles California Journal 54(1) include :

Annual report of the State mineralogist.
California mineral commodities in 1955 and 1954.
Metal and mineral review for 1956.

California Journal of Mines and Geology Vol. 54(2) : April 1958. Pages 209-296, illus. 3 plates in pocket. VG. $2
Specific articles in California Journal 54(2) :
Effect of clay-mineral composition on strength of Central California sediments.
Sand and gravel resources of Cache Creek in Lake, Colusa, and Yolo Counties, California.

Fifty-Fifth report of the State Mineralogist. 1959 California Division of Mines. 9x6", 244p., nicely illustrated. $2
Contents of the 55th report of the State Mineralogist :
Annual report of the State Mineralogist.
California Mineral Commodities in 1956 and 1957
Directory of California Mineral Producers, Dealers, and Laboratories.
Metal, Mineral and Mineral Fuel review for the United States for 1957.

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California Division of Mines and Geology : Maps Buy 5 or more California maps and get $1 off each, buy 20 or more and get $3 off each.
Color Map in a labeled storage envelope unless otherwise noted. Multiple copies may be available - ask if you need more than one copy.
(maps in VG condition unless otherwise noted, envelopes may have bumped edges)
Bouguer Gravity Maps - - Geologic Atlas of California - - Geologic Data Map Series - - Map Sheets - - Regional Geologic Maps - - Misc. Maps

Bouguer Gravity Maps = Bouguer Gravity Map of California. Buy 5 or more California maps and get $1 off each, buy 20 or more and get $3 off each..
Each has full-color map (Scale 1 : 250,000) plus large explanation sheet printed on both sides, some copies also have a few text pages.
These sheets were hole punched at the binding edge to fit in the California atlas if desired. Envelopes have mild wear, maps are Very Good unless noted.
Printing (1st, 2nd, etc) may vary, but maps should be identical regardless of print year - the map did not change. First printing year shown below.

Bouguer Gravity Map of California Fresno Sheet : 1982 : plus text pages. $15
Bouguer Gravity Map of California Mariposa Sheet : 1983 . $15
Bouguer Gravity Map of California Redding Sheet : 1973 : plus text pages. $5
Bouguer Gravity Map of California San Francisco sheet : 1968 : plus text pages. $5
Bouguer Gravity Map of California San Jose Sheet : 1976 : plus text pages. $15
Bouguer Gravity Map of California Ukiah Sheet : 1975 : plus text pages. $15
Bouguer Gravity Map of California Walker Lake Sheet : 1982. $15
Bouguer Gravity Map of California Weed Sheet : 1973 : plus text pages. $5

Geologic Atlas of California = Geologic Map of California. Buy 5 or more California maps and get $1 off each, buy 20 or more and get $3 off each.
Each has full-color map (Scale 1 : 250,000) plus large explanation sheet printed on both sides.
These sheets were printed individually and sometimes appear as part of a hard cover ATLAS volume that has a binding that can be opened to add additional sheets. See Legend under "Misc. Maps" below. Envelopes have mild wear, maps are Very Good unless noted.
Printing (1st, 2nd, etc) may vary, but maps should be identical regardless of print year - the map did not change. First printing year shown below.

Geologic map of California Alturas Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1958. $5
Geologic map of California Bakersfield sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1965. $5
Geologic map of California Fresno sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1966. $5
Geologic map of California Kingman Sheet of Geologic Atlas: 1961. $5
Geologic map of California Long Beach sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1962. $5
Geologic map of California Los Angeles Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1969. $5
Geologic map of California Mariposa sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1967. $5
Geologic map of California Needles sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1964. $5
Geologic map of California Redding Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1962. $5 OR Map alone $2
Geologic map of California Sacramento Sheet of Geologic Atlas: 1966. $10
Geologic map of California Salton Sea Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1967. $5
Geologic map of California San Bernardino Geologic Atlas Sheet : 1969. $10
Geologic map of California San Diego - El Centro sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1962. $5
Geologic map of California San Francisco Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1961. $15
Geologic map of California San Jose Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1966. (may be in generic envelope, ask if you need original) $15
Geologic map of California San Luis Obispo Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1959. Very Good = $5, OR Map Good, envelope Poor) $2
Geologic map of California Santa Ana Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1966. $5
Geologic map of California Santa Cruz Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1959. $5
Geologic map of California Santa Maria Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1959. Good $5 OR (map VG, envelope Fair) $3
Geologic map of California Santa Rosa Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1963. $10
Geologic map of California Trona Sheet of Geologic Atlas: 1963. $15
Geologic map of California Ukiah Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1960. $5
Geologic map of California Walker Lake Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1963. $5
Geologic map of California Weed Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1964. $10
Geologic map of California Westwood (Susanville) Sheet of Geologic Atlas : 1960. $5

 

Geologic Data Map Series: Buy 5 or more California maps and get $1 off each, buy 20 or more and get $3 off each.

California Geologic Data Map 2 : 1977 : Geologic Map of California. Scale 1:750,000. Compiled by Charles W. Jennings. (Map generally Very Good, but has some marks in blank margin from where it was mounted on a wall. Envelope rough at top edge). $10

California Geologic Data Map 3 : 1980 : Gravity Map of California and its Continental Margin. Compiled By Oliver, H.W., and others. Scale: 1:750,000. $14

 

Map Sheets: Scale varies. Buy 5 or more California maps and get $1 off each, buy 20 or more and get $3 off each.

California Map Sheet 2 : 1962 : Geology of the Southeast quarter of the Cross Mountain quadrangle, Kern county, California. By Howard S. Samsel. $6

California Map Sheet 4 : 1965 : Geology of the Redding quadrangle, Shasta county, California. By V. F. Hollister and J. R. Evans. $6

California Map Sheet 5 : Geology of the Western Vallecitos Syncline, San Benito County, California. By Enos, P., 1965. Scale: 1:31,250. $6

California Map Sheet 7 : 1966 : Geology of the northern part of Old Dad Mountain quadrangle, San Bernardino county, California. By Richard A. Barca.Includes 9 pages of text. $11

California Map Sheet 9 : 1968 : Geology of the Kelseyville quadrangle, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties, California. By James R. McNitt. $6

California Map Sheet 10 : 1968 : Geology of the Lakeport quadrangle, Lake county, California. By James R. McNitt. $6

California Map Sheet 13 : 1969 : Geology of the Richardson Springs quadrangle, California. By John L. Burnett, Robert S. Ford, and Ralph G. Scott. With 12 pages of text. $6

California Map Sheet 37 : 1977 : Geology of the Haiwee Reservoir 15' Quadrangle, Inyo County, California. By Stinson, M.C. Scale: 1:62,500. $6

California Map Sheet 38 : 1977 : Geology of the Keeler 15’ quadrangle, Inyo county, California. By Melvin C. Stinson. 1977. Scale 1:62,500. (Envelope may have bumped corners, map is VG) $6

California Map Sheet 39 : 1978 : Earthquake epicenter map of California, showing events from 1900 through 1974 equal to or greater than magnitude 4.0 or intensity V. By Charles R. Real, Tousson R. Toppozada, and David L. Parke. $6

California Map Sheet 40 : 1980 : Recency and character of faulting offshore metropolitan San Diego, California. By M. P. Kennedy and E. E. Welday. Scale 1:50,000. See also Sheet 41 and 42. $6

California Map Sheet 41 : 1980 : Recency and character of faulting offshore metropolitan San Diego, California. By M. P. Kennedy, H. G. Green, S. H. Clarke, and K. A. Bailey. Scale 1:50,000. See also Sheet 40 and 42. $6

California Map Sheet 42 : 1980 : Recency and character of faulting offshore metropolitan San Diego, California. By M. P. Kennedy, S. H. Clark, H. G. Greene and M. R. Legg. Scale 1:50,000. See also Sheet 40 and 41. $6

California Map Sheet 43 : 1987 : Total field magnetic anomaly map, Cascade Mountain Range, Northern California. By R. Couch, M. Gemperle, G. Connard, W. McLain, and J. Huppunen. 1 map sheet plus 2 pages of supplement. $6

 

Regional Geologic Map Series : Buy 5 or more California maps and get $1 off each, buy 20 or more and get $3 off each.
In a white tyvek-type envelope with color printing. Scale 1:250,000. FOUR or FIVE sheets in each envelope : Color Geologic map of the quadrangle, Location map of rock samples dated by radiometric methods, Index to geologic maps used in compilation of the quadrangle map, Geologic map explanation.

Geologic Map of the Sacramento quadrangle : 1981 : Set of four sheets (1st 4 above). $15

 

Misc. Maps: Buy 5 or more California maps and get $1 off each, buy 20 or more and get $3 off each.

Geologic Legend and Formation Indexes. Scale 1:250,000. This is meant to be used with the Geologic Atlas or the Geologic Map of California. $5

Geologic Map of the Northern Santa Cruz Mountains, California. 1960. This COLOR plate was issued as a replacement for the Black and White version of Plate 20 that was originally issued with California Bulletin 181. $5

Map of Riverside County Showing Locations of Mines and Mineral Resources. Open File Release 68-07. 1968. (in generic envelope). $7

Outline geologic Map of California showing Oil and Gas fields and drilled areas. Economic Mineral Map of California No. 2 - Oil and Gas. 1941. This map compliments the content of Bulletin 118. Scale 1 : 1,000,000. Some color. There is a small inset map showing Major rock units and their significance to exploration for oil and gas. (Fair : somewhat roughly folded, showing use. Map is generally clean and unmarked. No envelope). $8

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California Division of Mines and Geology : Mineral Information Service = California Geology
Softcover, 11x8.5", illustrated, photos, 8-24 pages each ... unless otherwise noted.
Most unspecified subjects pertain to California. A few issues were hole punched along the spine..

This is a magazine / newsletter formerly published by the California Geological Survey. It is no longer being published.
The last issue of every volume (year) usually contains an index to that volume, listed by topic, location and author.
I have generally mentioned only the longer articles. Please ask if you need more information.

California Mineral Information Service 8(6) : 1955 : Clay in California. $1

California Mineral Information Service 13(12) : 1960 : Exploration costs of small mines. $1

California Mineral Information Service 15(1) : 1962 : Search for industrial minerals. Crystals donated by George L. Gary. $1

California Mineral Information Service 15(5) : 1962 : Limestone resources of Southern California, part 1. $1

California Mineral Information Service 15(6) : 1962 : Sanbornite from Rush Creek, Fresno county. Limestone resources of southern California, part 2. $1

California Mineral Information Service 18(12) : 1965 : Waves caused by Alaskan rock slides. Taal volcano. Biggest wave and splash in history : Lituya Bay, Gulf of Alaska 1958 - to 1,700 feet! $4

California Mineral Information Service 19(8) : 1966 : Geologic hazards - quick clays and California's clay.. Miners' Progress poem, Part II - started in 19(6). Volcano-triggered flood carved Labyrinth in Antarctica centuries ago. $3

California Mineral Information Service 21(2) : 1968 : California mining review for 1967. Micromounting. $1

California Mineral Information Service 23(10) : 1970 : Peruvian earthquake of May 31, 1970, great photos. Also, amazing frontispiece photo of 3 bi-wing airplanes flying by Half Dome in 1932. $5

NAME CHANGE TO "CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY"

California Geology : October, 1972 : 1971-72 mining activity in California. Alum. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (early global warming information). $1

California Geology : December 1973 : 1972-73 mining activity in California. Photos of features produced by earthquake of February 21, 1973 near Point Mugu, California. $2

California Geology : September 1976 : Most content pertains to Coal and Earthquakes. Pages 194-215. $1

California Geology : September 1983 : Cyanide heap leaching. Airport Lake and Little Lake faults, ground cracking associated with 1982 magnitude 5.2 Indian Wells valley earthquake, Inyo county. Isotopic studies of mariposite-bearing rocks from the south-central mother lode, California. $3

California Geology : November 1989 : Deep Springs Fault (Inyo county), Arthur R. Wilson Quarry. (spine hole-punched for 3-ring binder, cover rubbed) $2

 

California State Mining Bureau : Preliminary Reports
Softcover, 9x6" These usually include locations of mines and processing plants and more.

California Preliminary Report 5 : 1918 : Antimony, Graphite, Nickel, Potash, Strontium, Tin. By E.S. Boalich and W.O. Castello. 44p. (Mild crease, owner's stamps) $8

California Preliminary Report 6 : 1920 : A review of mining in California during 1919, with notes on the outlook for 1920 labor conditions, needs of the industry. 43p. (cover partly loose on staples and rough at spine. Owner's stamps) $7

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California Division of Mines and Geology : Special Publications
Softcover, 11x8.5"... unless otherwise noted.

California Special Publication 63 : 1982 : Status of volcanic prediction and emergency response capabilities in volcanic hazard zones of California. Edited by Roger C. Martin and James F. Davis. Proceedings of a workshop on volcanic hazards in Sacramento, December 1981. Comb-bound, Pages in three sections, a total of 330 pages, illustrated. This is a PREPRINT version. $4

California Special Publication 85 : 1984 : Proceedings of Productive second uses of mined land conference. Held at Asilomar Conference center, Pacific Grove, California, September 18-21, 1984. 174 pages, illustrated. $4

California Special Publication 86 : 1985 : The Foothills counties mining handbooks. Prepared by the Sierra Economic Development District and the Sierra Planning Organization Mining Task Force. 106p., 12 figures. Includes a nice diagram and glossary of Hard Rock Mining Terms, such as Drift, Stope, Winze, and Raise. Very Good. $15

 

California Division of Mines and Geology : Special Reports
Softcover, 11x8.5", illustrated ... unless otherwise noted.

California Special Report 11 : 1951 : Guide to the geology of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Monterey county, California. By Gordon B. Oakeshott. 16 pages, 1 plate, 28 figures. $4

California Special Report 13 : 1951 : Geology of the saline deposits, Bristol Dry Lake, San Bernardino county, California. By Hoyt S. Gale. 21 pages, 2 figures, 1 plate (a fold-out map). $4

California Special Report 14 : 1951 : Geology of the massive sulfide deposits at Iron Mountain, Shasta County, California. By A. R. Kinkel, Jr., and J. P Albers. 19 pages, 6 figures, 6 plates in pocket. (sunned spine) $6

California Special Report 33 : 1953 : Geology of the Griffith Park area, Los Angeles county, California. By George J. Neuerburg. 29 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 15 figures. (mild tanning) $6

California Special Report 34 : 1953 : Geology of the Santa Rosa Lead mine, Inyo county, California. By Edward M. MacKevett. 9 pages, 2 plates in pocket, 3 figures. $4

California Special Report 36 : 1954 : Geology of the Palen Mountains Gypsum deposit, Riverside county, California. By Richard A. Hoppin. 25 pages, frontispiece, 1 plate in pocket, 32 figures. (Good. Spine sunned, owner's stamp and filing sticker). $4

California Special Report 38 : 1954 : Geology of the Silver Lake Talc deposits, San Bernardino county, California. By Lauren A. Wright. 30 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 18 figures. (owner's stamp and filing sticker). $5

California Special Report 42 : 1955 : Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak Quadrangle, Inyo county, California. By James F. McAllister. 63p., 3 plates in pocket, 26 figures. SCARCE. (Fair. Cover is neatly loose with light soil and one sentence inside is underlined, but includes a professional letter about a claim there, plus a topographic map for the quadrangle). $12

California Special Report 48 : 1956 : Economic Geology of the Casa Diablo Mountain Quadrangle, California. (Mono county) By C. Dean Rinehart and Donald C. Ross. 17 pages, 5 plates (4 in pocket including full color geologic map), 4 figures. $9

California Special Report 51 : 1958 : Economic Geology of the Darwin Quadrangle, Inyo County, California. By Wayne E. Hall and E. M. Mackevett. With a section of the Darwin Silver-Lead district, and a section on the Tungsten Deposits. 73p. 9 plates in pocket, 25 figures, 9 photo pages, 13 tables. (All Very Good, except has a few owner stamps, may have minor soil on cover, and minor wear at spine including a small chip at lower spine end. Folded plates are VG and all present.) $40

California Special Report 58 : 1959 : Geology of Limestone and Dolomite deposits in the southern half of Standard quadrangle, Tuolumne county, California. By Earl W. Hart. 25 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 2 figures, 19 photos, 3 tables. $4

California Special Report 64 : 1960 : Geology of the Otay bentonite deposit, San Diego county, California. By George B. Cleveland. 16p., 1 plate in pocket, 5 figures, 6 photos, 3 tables. $4

California Special Report 70 : 1961 : Sand and gravel resources of the Kern River near Bakersfield, California. By Harold B. Goldman and Ira E. Klein. 33 pages, 2 plates in pocket, 3 figures, 20 photos, 7 tables. (cover rubbed) $4

California Special Report 73 : 1963 : Economic Geology of the Panamint Butte Quadrangle and Modoc District, Inyo County, California. By Wayne E. Hall and Hal G. Stephens. 39p., 12 plates in pocket, 2 figures, 11 photos, 8 tables. $4

California Special Report 75 : 1963 : Exploration and development of geothermal power in California. By James R. McNitt. 45 pages, frontispiece, 11 photos, 15 figures. 1965 revised printing, spine is three-hole punched. $7

California Special Report 76 : 1963 : Recent volcanism at Amboy crater, San Bernardino county, California. By Ronald B. Parker. 22p., frontispiece, 6 figures, 12 photos, 1 plate in pocket. $4

California Special Report 78 : 1963 : Age and structural relationships of the Franciscan formation in the Montara Mountain quadrangle, San Mateo county, California. By Richard L. Darrow. 23p., 2 plates in pocket, 3 figures, 10 photos. (Fair. Generally Good, but cover lightly soiled, and has a little underlining). $4

California Special Report 81 : 1964 : Geology of the Lockwood Valley Area, Kern and Ventura counties, California. 62p., 9 figs., 17 photos, 5 plates in pocket.

Choose your copy of California Special Report 81 :
Very Good - $14
Good - $10

California Special Report 83 : 1964 : A geologic reconnaissance in the Southeastern Mojave Desert, California. By Allen M. Bassett and Donald H. Kupfer. 43 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 4 figures, 6 photos, 1 table. The pocket plate in this report is the same as USGS MF series 205. $6

California Special Report 87 : 1965 : Expansible shale resources of the San Jose – Gilroy area, California. By John L. Burnett. 32 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 6 figures, 6 photos, 6 tables. $4

California Special Report 88 : 1965 : Geology of the Queen of Sheba Lead Mine, Death Valley, Inyo County, California. By Paul K. Morton. 18 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 7 figures. $4

California Special Report 90 : 1966 : Gravity base station network. By Rodger H. Chapman. 49 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 4 figures. $4

California Special Report 91 : 1967 : Short contributions to California Geology. 60 pages, illustrated. $4
1) Petrography of six granitic intrusive units in the Yosemite Valley area, California.
2) The plutonic and metamorphic rocks of the Ben Lomond Mountain area, Santa Cruz county, California.
3) The origin of Tuscan Buttes and the volume of the Tuscan formation in northern California.
4) Chittenden, California, earthquake of September 14, 1963.
5) Notes on the types of California species of the foraminiferal genus Orthokarstenia.

California Special Report 92 : 1967 : Short contributions to California Geology. 55 pages, illus. $4
1) Mineralogy of the Kalkar quarry, Santa Cruz, California.
2) A test of chemical variability and field sampling methods, Lakeview Mountain Tonalite, Lake view Mountains, southern California batholith.
3) The effects of provenance and basin-edge topography on sedimentation in the basal Castaic Formation (upper Miocene, marine), Los Angeles county, California.
4) Sedimentary rocks of late Precambrian and Cambrian age in the southern Salt Spring Hills, southeastern Death Valley, California.
5) Reconnaissance biology of the Helena quadrangle, Trinity County, California.

California Special Report 93 : 1967 : Early Pliocene sedimentary history of the Los Angeles Basin, California. By Bert L. Conrey. 63 pages, 42 figures, 4 plates in pocket. $4

California Special Report 94 : 1968 : Geology of the Desert Hot Springs – Upper Coachella Valley area, California, with a selected bibliography of the Coachella Valley, Salton sea, and vicinity. By Richard J. Proctor. 50 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 13 figures, 1 photo map, frontispiece, 10 photos. $4

California Special Report 96 : 1968 : Geologic Reconnaissance of the Slate Range, San Bernardino and Inyo Counties, California. By George I. Smith, Bennie W. Troxel, Cliffton H. Gray, Jr., and Roland von Huene. Grey leatherette cover. 33p. Large full-color geologic map in pocket, 11 figures, 3 tables. $4

California Special Report 98 : 1968 : Natural slope stability as related to geology, San Clemente area, Orange and San Diego counties, California. By Robert P. Blanc and George B. Cleveland. 19 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 4 figures, 8 photos. $4

California Special Report 99 : 1969 : Geology of the Dry Mountain Quadrangle, Inyo County, California. This is the 15 minute quadrangle. By B. Clark Burchfiel. 19 pages, 15 figures, Large full-color geologic map in pocket. Scale: 1:62,500. Nice green leatherette cover. (bumped corner) $4

California Special Report 100 : 1969 : Short Contributions to California Geology. 68 pages, illustrations numbered in sections. (bumped corner) $4
1) Clay mobility, Portuguese Bend, California.
2) The chemical ‘fingerprinting’ of acid volcanic rocks.
3) Cretaceous and Eocene coccoliths at San Diego, California.
4) Stratigraphy and petrology of the Lost Burro Formation, Panamint Range, California.
5) Rapid method of sampling diatomaceous earth.

California Special Report 103 : 1970 : Trace elements in the Plumas Copper Belt, Plumas county, California. By Arthur R. Smith. 26 pages, 11 figures, 5 photos, 8 tables, 1 plate in pocket. Has an unusual copper-colored leatherette cover. (cover a bit rubbed) $3

California Special Report 104 : 1970 : Upper Cretaceous stratigraphy on the west side of the northern San Joaquin Valley, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, California. By Charles C. Bishop. 29 pages, 17 figures, 2 plates in pocket. $4

California Special Report 110 : 1974 : Geology of the south half of the El Toro quadrangle, Orange county, California. By Donald L. Fife. 27 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 3 photos, 1 table. $4

California Special Report 111 : 1974 : Geology and engineering geologic aspects of the south half of the Canada Gobernadora quadrangle, Orange county, California. By Paul K. Morton. 30 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 2 figures. $4

California Special Report 120 : 1980 : Geology for planning in Sonoma County, California. By M. E. Huffman and C. F. Armstrong. Includes “Seismicity, ground shaking, and liquefaction potential” by Roger W. Greensfelder. 31 pages, 7 figures, 4 tables, 5 plates (on a total of 8 sheets). Text and plates are in a manila envelope. $15

California Special Report 123 : 1975 : Character and recency of faulting, San Diego metropolitan area, California. By Michael P. Kennedy, Sean Siang Tan, Rodger H. Chapman, and Gordon W. Chase. 33 pages, 44 figures, 1 table, 2 plates in pocket. $4

California Special Report 125 : 1976 : Mines and Mineral Deposits in Death Valley National Monument, California. Inyo and San Bernardino Counties. By James R. Evans, Gary C. Taylor and John S. Rapp. 60 pages, 6 maps in text, 2 figures, 24 photos, 11 tables. Includes errata sheet. $4

California Special Report 126 : 1976 : Geology and engineering geologic aspects of the south Half Tustin quadrangle, Orange county, California. By Russell V. Miller and Siang S. Tan. 28 pages, 2 tables, 1 figure, 1 plate in pocket. $4

California Special Report 127 : 1976 : Geology and engineering geologic aspects of the Laguna Beach quadrangle, Orange county, California. By Siang S. Tan and William J. Edgington. 32 pages, 1 figure, 2 tables, 1 plate in pocket. $4

California Special Report 128 : 1977 : K-Feldspar in upper Mesozoic sandstone units near Atascadero, Santa Lucia range, San Luis Obispo county, California. By Earl W. Hart. 21 pages, 5 figures, 2 tables, includes fossil localities list. $4

California Special Report 131 : 1977 : Recency and character of faulting along the Elsinore Fault zone in southern Riverside county, California. By Michael P. Kennedy. 12 pages, 3 photos, 6 figures, 3 tables, 1 plate (on 2 sheets) in pocket. $4

California Special Report 134 : 1977 : Erosion along Dry Creek, Sonoma county, California. By George B. Cleveland and Frederic R. Kelley. 18 pages, 3 tables, 8 figures, 3 plates in pocket. $4

California Special Report 138 : 1980 : Distribution of heavy elements hazardous to health, Salinas Valley region, California. By Hasmukhrai H. Majmundar. 57 pages, 62 figures, 11 tables. $4

California Special Report 139 : 1979 : Aggregates in the greater Los Angels area, California. By James R. Evans, Thomas P. Anderson, Michael W. Manson, Randall L. Maud, William B. Clark, and Donald L. Fife. 96 pages, 47 figures, 39 tables. $4

California Special Report 142 : 1980 : Geology and slope stability in selected parts of the Geysers geothermal resources area : a guide to geologic features indicative of stable and unstable terrain in areas underlain by Franciscan and related rocks. By Trinda L. Bedrossian. 65 pages, 5 figures, 48 photos, 1 plate (in 4 parts, but all on a single sheet), 2 tables (1 in pocket). Thus, there are 2 items in the pocket. $6

California Special Report 143 Part 4 : Mineral land classification of the greater Los Angeles area : Classification of sand and gravel resources areas : Claremont – Upland Production-Consumption region. By Judy Wiedenheft Cole. 32 pages, 10 figures, 4 tables, 20 plates (on 21 sheets). Text and plates are in a manila envelope. (Envelope has wear, contents are very good). $10

California Special Report 149 : 1980 : Paleosols overlying the Foothills Fault system near Auburn, California. By Glenn Borchardt, Salem Rice, and Gary Taylor. 38 pages, 12 figures, 21 photos, 5 tables. $4

California Special Report 150 : 1980 : Mammoth Lakes, California, earthquakes of May 1980. Edited by Roger W. Sherburne. 141 pages, 1 plate in pocket, contains 11 illustrated technical reports on various aspects of the title subject. $4

California Special Report 151 : Uranium favorability of the 1 degree by 2 degree Trona quadrangle, Mojave desert, California. By Marjorie M. Bushnell and Paul K. Morton. 43 pages, 5 figures, 19 photos, 3 tables, 2 plates in pocket. $4

California Special Report 152 : 1982 : Slope stability and geology of the Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles county, California. By E. Y. Hsu, R. B. Saul, S. S. Tan, J. A. Treiman, and F. H. Weber, Jr. 93 pages, 4 tables, 19 figures, 43 photos, 2 plates in pocket. $4

California Special Report 154 AND 154 Supplement A : Catalog of Strong Motion accelerograph records recovered by Office of Strong Motion Studies before January 1, 1982 AND (Supplement A) During 1982. 35 pages plus 7 pages. $4

California Special Report 155 : 1984 : Stabilization of landslides : effects of various chemicals on the laboratory shear strength of an expansive soil. By Glenn Borchardt. 65 pages, 51 figures, 6 tables. $4

California Special Report 162 : 1989 : Mineral land classification : Portland cement concrete aggregate and actives mines of all other mineral commodities in the San Luis Obispo – Santa Barbara production-consumption region. By Russell V. Miller, Judy Wiedenheft Cole, and John P. Clinkenbeard. 37 pages, 12 tables, 8 figures, 60 plates. Plates and text are in a manila envelope. $18

California Special Report 163 : 1989 : Surface and groundwater management in surface mined-land reclamation. By Barbara Evoy and Mel Holland. 39 ages, 17 figures, 3 tables. $4

California Special Report 165 : 1991 : Mineral land classification of the Temescal Valley area, Riverside county, California. By Russell V. Miller, Dinah O. Shumway, and Robert L. Hill and others. 101 pages of report plus about 125 pages of appendices (Mine and prospect descriptions, index of mines and prospects), 5 figures, 10 tables, 7 plates (on 13 sheets). Text is comb-bound, whole group is in a 2 inch thick brown accordion file, as issued. (Very Good) $22

California Special Report 173 : 1993 : Mineral Land classification of Stanislaus county, California. By Chris T. Higgins and Donald L. Dupras and others. 175 pages of text plus about 80 pages of appendices, 11 figures, 8 tables, 11 plates (on 18 sheets). Text is comb-bound, whole group is in a 3 inch thick brown accordion file, as issued. This sells new for $100! (Very Good) $58

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All publications are complete with all plates and maps unless specifically and clearly noted in RED.

 

California Geological Materials : Misc. ~9x6" and softcover unless otherwise noted, many of that size are offprints.
Private reports are 11x8.5" and are often photocopies, the form in which I received them.

Unless noted, these papers and books are in very good condition : lightly used, owner's stamp, may have lightly bumped edges.
NOTE : Reports on the same property may exist in several places in the list, alphabetical placement depends on the words in the title.

Advance and Highland Gold Mine Properties : a geologic report prepared for Cal-Ore Gold Mines, Inc. Liberty Mining District, Siskiyou county, California. By Tom Ferrero and L. A. Bayrock. 1985. Private Report, 20 pages plus three fold-out plates. Includes Property and ownership, Location, access and general features, Fieldwork, History of each mine, Regional geology, Geology of each property, Conclusions, Recommendations, Budget for each property, Summary. $32

Ancient River of Gold, a treatise on how gold deposits are formed and where they can be found. By Raymond J. Wallace. 1985 High-grade publications, Aptos, California, second edition 1991. Softcover, Comb-bound, 11x8.5”, 122p., illus. Topics include (among others) : What is a Dead River?, El Dorado, White’s Branch and the Lower Mother Lode, Greater Yuba, Magalia Channels, Trinity channels, Mammoth River, British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. VG. $28

Are Petaluma horse teeth reliable in correlation? By R.A. Stirton. Extracted from Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Bull. AAPG), 9x6”, illus. 1952, Vol. 36(10), pages 2011-2025. $3

Asset status dossier, Joint Venture project, Randsburg KA, Kern county, California. This is a private report, comb-bound, 1989, JABA, Inc. 22 pages plus attachments. Includes property location, ownership, description, infrastructure, claim information, Location maps (Randsburg Mining District, Atolia sub-district), Mineral character, Claim block map with geology, Geologic Summary, Mineral potential, Exploration procedures, Mineral deposit estimates, Cross-section map, Processing parameters, Mining costs, Capital costs, Previous expeditures. And more. Gold and silver, with tungsten. Attachments include Work plan and product, K. A. Lode master mining claim list, Excerpts from 1988 Echo Bay annual report. $28

Asset status dossier, Joint Venture project, Randsburg RM, San Bernardino county, California. This is a private report, comb-bound, 1989, JABA, Inc. 16 pages plus attachments. Includes property location, ownership, description, infrastructure, claim information, Location maps (Randsburg Mining District, Kelly sub-district), Mineral character, Claim block map with geology, Geologic Summary, Mineral potential, Exploration procedures, Mineral deposit estimates, Processing parameters, Mining costs, Capital costs, Previous expeditures. And more. Gold and silver, with tungsten. $22

Bristlecone Mining Company. This is a group of private reports pertaining to this company and their various holdings. Includes Zeibright (California), (all the following are in Nevada) : Ruby Hill (Douglas county), Ramsey Leboeuf (Lyon county), Paiute (Washoe county), Rocky Hill (Washoe county), Silver Butte (Humboldt county), Monarch (Douglas county) and Dead Camel (Churchill county). Gold. $48
A. Zeibright Mine Project, Nevada and Placer counties, California. 1990 Bristlecone Mining Company, no author listed. 17 pages overall. Includes Location, ownership, ore reserves, model operations, development program, history, geology (7 of the pages), permitting.
B. Bristlecone Mining Company annual report for year 1988. 11 pages, all of the properties.
C. Bristlecone Mining Company annual report for year 1989. 12 pages, all of the properties.
D. Disclosure memorandum, September 19, 1990 for Bristlecone Mining company. 13 pages. Purchased by Golden Zone Resources, Inc. Summary covers all properties.

Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists November 1984, Vol. 21(4). This is the whole issue, I have listed only SOME of the articles below. 11x8.5”, pages 389-551, illus. VG. $8

Some of the papers in Bulletin AEG Nov. 1984 :
Frost heaving of bedrock in permafrost regions.
Development and runout of a detachment slide, Bracebridge Inlet, Bathurst Island, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Engineering geology and the planning process, a case study of Hillslope Ordinance development in Dallas, Texas.
Liquefaction susceptibility mapping for San Francisco, California.
Investigation and repair of tectonic and storm-related road damage near the Garlock fault, California.
Occurrence of mercury in dredge tailings near Folsom south canal, California.
Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists August 1985, Vol. 22(3). Hydrogeology Symposium. This is the whole issue, I have listed only SOME of the articles below. 11x8.5”, pages 229-327, illus. VG $8

Some of the papers in Bulletin AEG Aug. 1985 :
Evaluating the potential for ground-water recharge in an Arid Climate : Sultanate of Oman.
Clay balls in the West San Joaquin Valley, California.
Giant desiccation cracks and differential surface subsidence, Red Lake Playa, Mohave county, Arizona.
Borate exploration and mining in the Death Valley region. By James M. Barker. 1976 Society of mining engineers of AIME preprint 76-H-69. Presented at the AIME annual meetin in Las Vegas February 1976. 8x5”, 27p., 2 figures, 1 table. $2

California Mining Journal Volume 53(1) : September 1983. Softcover, orange cover, 11x8.5”, 80p., illus. (This journal is now (2009) named ICMJ Prospecting and Mining Jounal.) $9

A few of the articles included are :
The Lost Blue Bucket Mine.
Major Oregon Gold Find announced, Silver Creek mining property of Goldwinn Resources.
A legal overview of Claim Jumping.
Rich Silver Vein discovered by accident.
Nevada Gold Placer project.
Sampling for the prospector and miner.
It can be done, the story of patenting a mine.
More.

Cheistry of thermal water in selected geothermal areas of California. By Marshall J. Reed. c1975, 1991 printing. California Division of Oil and Gas Publication TR 15. 11x8.5", 31p., nicely illustrated. $3

Clay mineral composition of some sediments from the pacific ocean off the California coast and the Gulf of California. 1949 Bulletin GSA. 23p. plus fold-out. $3

Correlation of the marine Cenozoic formations of western North America. 1944. Bulletin GSA. 30p. plus fold-outs. (cover lightly soiled) $2

Dendraster elsmerensis (an Echinoid which closely resembles Dendraster excentricus in the basal beds of Pico formation in Elsmere Canyon, near Newhall, California). by J. Wyatt Durham. 1949. Amer. J. of Sci : vol. 247. 14p. illus. $3

Depositional environments of Lower Paleozoic rocks in the White-Inyo Mountains, Inyo county, California. 1976 Pacific section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Pacific Coast Paleogeography Field Guide 1. Edited by Johnnie N. Moore and A. Eugene Fritsche. 69 pages, illustrated, contains six technical reports. A sample of what is covered : Montenegro bioherms, Archaeocyatha, Trace fossils, Mazourka Canyon, and more. $7

Earth Sciences History : journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society, Volume 7(1), 1988. This is the whole issue of the journal. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 69p., illus. This issue contains (among others) the papers : Misinterpretations of some early California Geologists (1865-1951) AND On the 1946 discovery of the Precambrian Ediacarian fossil fauna in south Australia. Good. $8

Earthquake investigations in California 1934-1935. 1936 U.S. Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey Special Publication 201. Softcover, 9x6”, 231 pages, 124 figures including quite a few fold-outs. This surprisingly wonderful publication is packed full of data, information, descriptions, and vintage photos. Perhaps the very best thing is a large fold-out street map of Long Beach and vicinity with “Earthquake damage to type III buildings” marked on the map – if you live there you will want to frame it. (All Very Good except front cover is missing a chunk at the bottom). $18

Engineering geology Vol. 1, No. 2 : July 1964. This is the whole issue of “Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists.” 9x6”, softcover, 71p., illustrated. $4

Selected Contents of Bulletin AEG 1(2) :
Application of gravity measurements to some problems in engineering geology. (Eaton)
Sewage effluent disposal and its effects on ground water beneath Livermore Valley, California. (Hansen)
Investigation versus exploration (determining subsurface conditions for construction). Roberts)
A hydrologic analysis of the groundwater-Heat interchange for a heat pump system. (Fryberger)
Some Marine aspects of engineering geology (Inderbitzen)

Engineering geology in Southern California. 1966, 1969 printing. Special Publication of the Los Angeles Section of the Association of Engineering Geologists. Edited by Richard Lung and Richard Proctor. HARDBACK, 11x9”, 389 pages, illustrated including 3 maps in a pocket at back. Chapters : Earthquakes and faults; Aqueducts, Dams and tunnels; Highway and freeways; Landslides and urban development; Legal aspects of engineering geology; Grading codes; Ground water; Subsidence; Flood control; Marine geology and beach erosion; Foundations, soil mechanics and rock mechanics; and Nuclear Reactor siting. This is a HUGE book full of useful information and examples. (Good, cover faintly soiled). $9

Environment and paleolimnology of Owens Lake, California : a record of climate and hydrology for the last 50,000 years. By J. Platt Bradbury and R. M. Forester. Extracted from Smithsonian Contributioins to the Earth Sciences # 33. 11x8.5”, pages145-171, illus. $2

Evidence of the age of a crystalline limestone in S. California. (near Hemet) 1939. J. Geol. 4p. $1

Explanatory Data : San Jose Sheet, Geologic Map of California. 1966. This is a large folded sheet printed on both sides, and it contains data and information to complement the map. Does not include the map. $3

Faunal relations of the Eocene and Upper Cretaceous on the Pacific coast. 1896 USGS. By Timothy W. Stanton. About 11.5x7.5”. Pages 1005-1051 plus plates and plate caption pages, 5 very nice plates of fossils. This original paper has been extracted from the “Seventeenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1895-96, in three parts. Part I - Director's report and other papers.” The spine is neatly taped. I have included a photocopy of the title page of the entire volume and the index to the entire volume. This is a convenient way to own this report without having to deal with the entire huge volume. $12

Field trip guide to the Anorthosite – Syenite terrain of the western San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles county, California, with emphasis on the origin of the layered gabbroic rocks. By Bruce Carter. 1980 Pasadena City College and California Institute of Technology. Guidebook prepared for the National Association of Geology Teachers – Far Western Section meeting. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 48 pages, nicely illustrated, a professional publication. $12

Field Trip to Mesquite Mine, American Girl – Padre-Madre Properties, and Picacho Mine, Imperial county, California. Arizona Geological Society Fall Field Trip 1986. Field Trip Leaders Will Wilkinson and Clancy Wendt. Comb-bound, 11x8.5”, FAT, around 250 one-sided pages, illustrated. SCARCE. (Very Good) $88

Contents of Fall 1986 Arizona Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook :
Precious metal mineralization, stratigraphy, and tectonics in southeastern California.
Road Log : Yuma to Mesquite Mine to Cargo Muchacho Mountains.
NOTE : Road logs include short reports on Geology of various areas along the way, I didn’t list all.
Geology of the Gavilan Hills.
Geology of the Chocolate Mountains.
The Big Chief Gold deposit, a new discovery in southeast California.
Gneissic host rocks to gold mineralization in the Cargo Muchacho mountains, southeastern California.
Field guide to the Picacho mine and vicinity, southeasternmost California, by Frost, Drobeck, Hillemeyer, and Liebler (32 pages).
Picacho Basin – Picacho Mine area (GSA Field Guide, Cordilleran Section, 1986). 22 pages.
Gneissic host rocks of gold mineralization at the Picacho Mine, southeastern Chocolate mountains, southeastern California, by R. M. Tosdal.
Field guide to the Chocolate mountains thrust and Orocopia schist, Gavilan Wash area, southeasternmost California.
Peolona – Orocopia schist and Vincent – Chocolate Mountain thrust system, Southern California.
Tectonic setting and lithology of the Winterhaven formation : a new Mesozoic stratigraphic unit in southeasternmost California and Southwestern Arizona. (USGS Bulletin 1599).
Petrochemical variations in Laramide magmatism and their relationship to Laramide tectonic and metallogenic evolution in Arizona and adjacent regions. By Stanley B. Keith.
Geology and mineralization of the Mesquite Open Pit gold mine. By Gearld F. Willis, probably Gerald F. Willis, Brawley, California.
Geology and mineralization of the Picacho gold prospect, Imperial county, California.
The Picacho mine : a gold mineralized detachment in southeastern California.
More short pieces.

Fire Mountains of the west : the Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes. By Stephen L. Harris. 1988 Mountain Press Publishing Company. Softcover, 9x6”, 379p., nicely illustrated. Includes Lassen Peak, Mt. Shasta, Mt. McLoughlin, Crater Lake, Mt. Thielsen, Newberry volcano, Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Glacier Peak, Mt. Baker, Mt. Garibaldi, and more. EXC. $5

Fossil mollusks of San Diego county. By Ellen J. Moore. 1968 San Diego Society of Natural History, Occasional Paper 15. Softcover, 9x5.5”, 76p., 34 plates. VG. $12

40 Years : the education of a Geologist. By Tom Baldwin. 1982 Los Angeles Basin Geological Society, Pacific Section AAPG. 11x8.5", 115p., illus. $23

Some of the Content of Forty Years : the education of a geologist :
Mohnian stage in Benedict Canyon.
Stratigraphic position of the Santa Margarita Sandstone in Santa Cruz county.
San Ardo Field, Stratigraphic analysis and case history of an oil field.
Geology of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including Butano Sandstone.
Land Forms of the Salinas Valley, California.
Pacific Offshore exploration, 1949-1965.
A method of finding oil - unorthodox thinking.
The Salinas valley, today and tomorrow.

Franciscan complex olistostrome at Crescent City, Northern California. By K.R. Aalto. 1989. Extracted from Sedimentology 36, pages 471-495. 10x7", nicely illus. $4

Further contributions to the geology of the Sierra Nevada. 1896 USGS. By Henry W. Turner. About 11.5x7.5”. Pages 521-1076 (YES - 555 pages!), 31 plates (1 plate is a full page color map, many others are photographs), 5 figures. This original paper has been extracted from the “Seventeenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1895-96, in three parts. Part I - Director's report and other papers.” The spine is neatly taped. Included is the title page of the entire volume and the index to the entire volume. This is a convenient way to own this report without having to deal with the entire huge volume. $24

Geologic cross section across the southern Mother Lode Belt : Harvard mine, Royal - Mountain King mine, Gold Cliff mine. Road log edited by Greta Slavik. 1985. Geologial Society of Nevada 1985 Spring meeting and field trip road log, also numbered as Special Publication 2. Comb-bound, 56 pages, illustrated, 4 color plates in pocket. This guidebook was printed to accompany the SEPM guidebook : Tectonic Transect of Sierran Paleozoic through Jurassic accreted belts. Content includes road logs, Reno to Sonora, Reno to Minden, Coulterville to Sonora, Jamestown mine area, and more. $20

Geologic transect across the Western Transverse ranges. 1986 Pacific Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologist and Mineralogists. Edited by Thomas L. Davis and Jay S. Namson. Published for the Annual Joint Convention of the Pacific Section SEPM and AAPG and SEG, Field Trip Guidebook, April 16-19, 1986. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 74 pages, illustrated, 2 large folded plates in pocket. Contains 3 technical articles and a road log. Covers San Emigdio Mountains. Also listed as "Book 48." (Some Marathon Oil library marks). $58

Geological excursions in Southern California. Edited by Wilfred A. Elders. 1971, UCR Campus Museum for the GSA Cordilleran section meeting. This is University of California, Riverside – Campus Museum Contributions Number 1. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 181p., illus., multiple fold-out maps. Has 9 field trips. VG (two titles in table of contents are highlighted). $18

Geological report on the Soledad – Starlight division of the Soledad Mountain Project, Mojave Mining District, Kern county, California for Golden Queen Mining company. By R. W. Stevenson, 1986. Photocopy. 19 pages plus a large number of fold-out sheets. This private report includes Property, Location and access, History, Geology, Mineralization, Conclusions, Recommendations, Cost Estimates, Property Map, List of Lode mining claims, Geology, Underground workings, plans with assays for the various levels and veins, Ore reserves, cross section, Mill circuit chart for 1939, 40, 41, and 42. Gold and silver. $58

Geology and sedimentology of the southwestern Sacramento Basin and East Bay Hills. 1983 Pacific Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologist and Mineralogists. Edited by V. B. Cherven and S. A. Graham. Published for the Annual Meeting, Pacific Section SEPM, Field Trip Guidebook, May 20-22, 1983). Softcover, 11x8.5”, 124 pages, illustrated. Contains 8 technical articles and road logs. Covers Eocene Domengine formation on north side of Mt. Diablo, Nortonville formation, Sidney Flat shale in Contra Costa county, Monterey rocks, and more. (Some Marathon Oil library marks). $35

Geology of San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara county, California. By Carl St. J. Bremner. 1933. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 2. Softcover, 10x7”, 23p., plus 4 plates (one is a fold-out map) $18

Geotimes Vol. 12(3) : March 1967 : This is a complete issue of Geotimes containing the following and more : Los Angeles Basin - its geologic setting, Bridging the pre-publication gap. 11x8.5", illus., 54 pages. $5

Gold Gamble. By Roberta Martin Starry. 1974, Maturango Museum Publication 7, Indian Wells Valley, China Lake, California. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 167p., large number of vintage photos. This is a history book written for the general population about the discovery and mining of gold in California – it is well done. $10

Golden Gate Prospect, Mono county, California. Photocopied pages, no date on report but letters are dated 1991. Report includes two pages of text (geologic overview), location map, claim map, some assay results for gold and silver, 3 hand drawn maps of the prospect, larger fold-out claim map with extra information, two pages of photocopied photos, three related letters between geologists and interested parties. $12

Goleta mine, Mono county, California. This group consists of two private reports and four hand-drawn and colored map sheets. Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc. $48
A. Report on the Goleta mine (Detroit and Cleveland groups), near Leevining, Mono county, California. 1947 Percy G. Dobson. 4 pages of text including assay results, plus a folded map sheet : Workings, samples, ore outline.
B. Supplementary report, Goleta mine, Mono county, California. 1947 Percy G. Dobson. This report details an additional period of sampling and mapping. 4 pages text plus 2 folded map sheets : Same map as above with more geologic detail, and a second similar map of mine tunnels with assay results at different points.
C. Plan of Lower Cleveland tunnel, Goleta prospect. 1” = 40’ 1948.
D. Plan of Cleveland and Detroit working, Goleta property. 1” = 100’ 1948.
E. DDH # 2 under upper Detroit (map sheet, small).
F. Another copy of map from A.

Grain-flow deposits and their implications, Santa Ynez mountains, California. By Peter H. Stauffer. 1967. Extracted from Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, vol. 37(2), paes 487-508. 9.5x6.5", Illus. (corner rough from staple) $3

Harris Placer Project, Placer county, California. This is a private report and other materials related to this potential gold producing property. Includes Sailor Flat and Duncan Peak. $48
A. The Harris Placer Mine, Placer county, California : a placer examination and evalutation program prepared for Mariah Resources, Ltd. By George B. Phelps, 1985. 17 pages plus 2 pages of illustration plus a separate section, 8 pages of placer examination. Includes Geography, Claims, History, Geology, Ore Reserves, Facilities, Mining, Conclusion, Recommendations and Placer Examination in detail.
B. Various legal agreements pertaining to the property from 1985 and 1986.
C. Quitclaim Deed from Spafford Children’s center for a number of Placer mine claims.
D. A number of letters and such pertaining to the property.
E. Two copies of a set of hand-drawn maps, notes, data sheets. About 10 pages x 2.

Heat flow at Grass valley, California. 1957. Amer Geop Union. 5p. $1

INQUA 7th Congress : Guidebook for Field Conference I - Northern Great Basin and California. 1965. Softcover, 8x5.5", 165p. illus. including fold-out maps. Has 14 full days of field trip from Boulder, Colorado to California. $18

Journal of volcanology and geothermal research Volume 12 No. 3-4 : May 1982. Softcover, 9.5x6.5”, pages 187-402, illustrated. This is the full issue 12(3-4). (Good, cover rubbed). $18

Contents of Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research :
K-Ar dating of the Cook-Austral Island chain : test of the hot spot hypothesis.
Geological, geophysical and thermal characteristics of the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, California.
Geochemistry, petrology and origin of the Cenozoic volcanic rocks of the northern Andes in Ecuador.
Helium isotope variations in the thermal areas of New Zealand.
Geochemistry of Quaternary volcanic rocks from the Kurile-kamchatka island arc.
Audiomagnetotelluric profiling on the vocano Stromboli, internal structure and mechanism of the strombolilan activity.
Zinc enrichment in the phreatic ashes of Mt. St. Helens, April 1980.
Evolution of geothermal fluids deduced from chemistry plots : Yellowstone National Park.
Structure of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Reunion Island, Indian Ocean) from magnetic investigations : an illustration of the analysis of magnetic data in a volcanic area.
The feeding system of Vesuvius between 1754 and 1944.

Kennedy Wheels. As told to Evelyn Garbarini by the late Emmet H. Garbarini. 1969 Amador Progress News. 9x6”, staple bound, 26p. illustrated with photos. This is about the huge wooden wheels at the Kennedy Gold Mine, Jackson Gate area, California. Pretty neat! $8

Late Ordovician - Early Silurian Conodont biostratigraphy, Inyo mountains, California by Richard H. Miller. 1975. Extracted from GSA Bulletin 86(Feb.). 11x8.5", 4p., illus. $1

Limnological studies of Big Bear Lake, California. By Elmer G. Pearson and George A. Irwin. 1972 USGS Open File report 5020-36. 11x8.5”, 18p., 6 tables, 9 figures. (Good. Owner's stamps, library card). $3

Limnology of Mono Lake, California by David T. Mason. 1967 University of California Press. University of California publications in Zoology Volume 83. 10x7", 110p., illus. (some penciled notes, some penciled underlining). $10

Lithic-volcanic sandstones derived from oceanic crust in the Franciscan Complex of California : 'sedimentary memories' of source rock geochemistry. By D.K. Larue and Maria M. Sampayo. 1990. Extracted from Sedimentology 37, pages 879-889. 10x7", illus. $2

Micropaleontology (entire journal) volume 7(2) : April 1961. 11x8.5", 127p., illus. fold-outs. (spine rubbed, upper end bumped) . $12

Contains the following papers:
Coccolithophorids and related Nannoplankton of early Tertiary in California.
Status of foram genera Ammodiscus and Involutina.
Pollen of the genus Aquilapollenites.
Foraminiferal ecology around the Orange county, California, ocean sewer outfall.
Torispora securis : spore or sporangial wall cell?
Bibliography and index of conodonts, 1949-1958.

Middle Fork Eel River landslides investigation. 1970 State of California, Department of Water Resources. Softcover, staple bound, 11x8.5”, 117 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 4 tables, 33 figures. Middle Fork Eel River Development Memorandum Report (See related report under “Reconnaissance” below). (owner's name marked out on cover corner). $24

Mineral and Water Resources of California, part 1 : Mineral Resources. 1966 USGS, California Division of Mines, USBM. 9x6”, 450p., 1 fold-out plate, 88 figures, 49 tables. Extremely detailed, lots of data. (Good. Short slice on cover, fix with tape. Spine label). $8

Miocene and Oligocene Petroleum Reservoirs of the Santa Maria and Santa Barbara-Ventura Basins, California. 1990 Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. SEPM Core Workshop 14 held in San Francisco on June 3, 1990. By Margaret A. Keller and Mary K. McGowan. 11x8.5", softcover, 409 pages, illustrated. This volume presents papers that have been assembled for a Core Workshop on Miocene and Oligocene Petroleum Reservoirs of the Santa Maria and Santa Barbara-Ventura Basins, California. The main emphasis of the workshop in the Miocene Monterey Formation, the most important petroleum reservoir in both the Sana Maria Basins and a very important reservoir in the Santa Barbara-Ventura Basin, particularly in the offshore. In addition to the Monterey Formation, core studies are also presented on the post-Monterey Sisquoc Formation and on pre-Monterey reservoirs including the Sespe, Alegria, and Vaqueros Formations.. (NEW, Still in original shrink wrap). $42

Miocene marine mammals from the Bakersfield Region, California. By Leslie E. Wilson. 1935 Peabody Museum of Natural History Bulletin 4, Yale University, New Haven. 9x6”, 143p., 23 figures, 1 plate. (Very Good, but with some small library marks). $18

Mount Shasta : a typical volcano. By Joseph S. Diller. 1895 National Geographic Society. A National Geographic Monograph, October 1895. 11x8.5”, pages 237-268, 7 figures. Contains rather a lot of data and descriptive information about this famous mountain. NOTE : This is a photocopy that was then bound with cloth tape into plastic-covered cardstock covers at a library. The figures are all clear and the copy is a nice one. $5

North America Placer Mine, Midas, California. This is an interesting group of materials pertaining to this property, please ask if you need more information than what is here. Most dated items are from 1976. Included here (many are photocopies) : “Refining operation of North America Placer Mine” (Production schedule, property, inventory, logging contract). Flow sheet (2 long pages). Agreement for sale of Real Estate. A number of maps of various vintages, including a plat from 1877. Pages of notes by a geologist. The funniest letter from the Dean of the Mackay School of Mines pertaining to a field trip (I sent the original of this to the school for the enjoyment of current students). $16

Northern California : K / H Geology Field Guide Series. By John W. Harbaugh. 1975 Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Softcover, 9x7”, 123p., nicely illustrated and easy to follow. (Good, a small amount of highlighting) $2

Northern Great Basin and California : Guidebook for Field Conference I. 1965 INQUA, International Association for Quaternary Research, 7th Congress. Softcover, 8x5.5”, 165 pages, illus., includes errata sheets. Boulder, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah to Reno, Nevada to Sonora Pass Junction, California to Mammoth, California, to Yosemite, California to Fresno, California to Asilomar, California to San Francisco, California. 15 days of field trip information. $7

Northwestern continuation of the San Onofre breccia. By A. O. Woodford and T. L. Bailey. 1928 University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences, Volume 17, No. 5, pages 187-191, 1 figure. 10.5x7". (Good, Library marks, minimal soil on cover, one rough corner edge) $8

Overview of the Argus Gold Project, Inyo county, California. 1990 Queenstake Resources, USA, Inc. This private report is 17 pages long plus illustrations and appendices. It includes Property description (location, description of claims, history, previous work, Orondo mine, Davenport mine, Mohawk mine, Ruth Mine, St. Patrick mine, recent project history), Geology (regional, structure, mineralization and alteration, mineral inventory, ore zones, ore reserve estimates, exploration potential, target areas), Proposed mining operation (mine design, mine operations, leaching and precipitation), metallurgical, Capital and Operating costs, Environmental. Appendix 1 : Argus project mineral claims (2 pages). Appendix 2 : Davenport and West Davenport mineral inventory (4 pages, assays). Appendix 3 : Heap leach amenability of Davenport Vein ore (This is a report by David Hembree, 11 pages). Appendix 4 : Environmental report (not here). $42

Pacific coast earthquakes. By Perry Byerly. 1952 Condon Lectures, Oregon State System of Higher Education, Eugene, Oregon. Softcover, 10x7”, 38p., 16 figures (most are photos of damage and features), list of earthquakes felt in Oregon 1866-1949. A neat publication. VG $8

Pacific coast geology : Basis for new exploration. Robert R. Morrison, Preprint chairman. The is the Program Preprint for the 1972, 47th annual meeting of the Pacific section of the AAPG, SEG, and SEPM. March 9 and 10, 1972 Bakersfield, California. 11x8.5”, softcover, comb-bound, about 500 pages, illustrated. 18 technical papers. $52

Selected contents of technical papers – Pacific Coast Geology :
The Dellwood Seamount area and other tectonic features of the Pacific ocean west of British Columbia.
Structure of Miocene rocks in the Sierra madre, Northeastern Santa Barbara county.
Future Petroleum possibilities of the Los Angeles basin.
Discovery and development of the Sawtelle field.
Geology and future petroleum potential, Ventura basin.
Rinconada fault in the Southern Coast ranges, California, and its significance.
Stratigraphpy and sedimentation of the Tejon formation, San Emigdio mountains.
Geology of the Sacramento basin and its future gas possibilities.
Exploratory techniques along the Markley gorge, Sacramento valley, California.
Pitfalls in seismic interpretation.
Seismic wavelet processing.
Vaporchoc, utilization of steam as a new seismic source.
… … … And more.

Pacific slope geology of Northern Baja California and adjacent Alta California. 1970, Pacific sections AAPG, SEPM, and SEG. This is the Geological Guidebook for the 1970 Fall Field trip. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 160p., illustrated. Includes 20 papers and 4 road logs. SCARCE. (Very Good, with library marks) $78

Pleasant Valley Oil Field, Fresno county, California. By H.W. Weddle. Extracted from Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Bull. AAPG), 9x6”, illus. 1951, Vol. 35(3), pages 619-623. $2

Precious metal deposits of the Central California Coast Range and Sierra Nevada Foothill region. Prepared by Ralph C. Loyd. This is the guidebook for Field Trip 1 of the International meeting on Gold Exploration : techniques, concepts, and problems. The meeting was sponsored by the Society of Mining Engineers and held October 13-15, 1988 in Reno, Nevada. Comb-bound, about 50+ pages, illustrated.

Quaternary tectonics of southern Death Valley. 1986, Field guide, Pacific cell, Friends of the Pleistocene. Edited by Bennie W. Troxel (privately published by same). 11x8.5”, staple bound, 44 pages, illustrated, includes 8 technical articles (6 with suggested traverses). NOTE : A few pages were bound in upsidedown, remove staples and fix it if you wish. (Cover has a smudge of dirt, all else good). $5

Quaternary volcanism of Long Valley Caldera and Mono - Inyo craters, eastern California. Leader : Roy A. Bailey. 1989 Field Trip Guidebook T313 for the 28th International Geological Congress. Softcover, comb-bound, 11x8.5”, 36 pages, illustrated. Road Log and stop descriptions are incorporated together into the text. $5

Radioactivity of the rocks of the batholith of Southern California. 1947. Bulletin GSA. 11p. $2

Reconnaissance study of landslide conditions and related sediment production on a portion of the Eel River and selected tributatries. 1971 State of California, Department of Water Resources. Softcover, staple bound, 11x8.5”, 69 pages, 1 plate folds-out at back, 2 tables, 4 figures, 20 photographs. Middle Fork Eel River Development Memorandum Report (See related report under “Middle” above). (owner's name marked out on cover corner). $19

Red Ledge Property, Alleghany Mining District, Sierra county, California. Included here are a long private report and another geologist’s comments on that report, photocopies. Report on The Red Ledge Property, Alleghany Mining District, Sierra county, California for JAMEX Resources and Dungannon Explorations. 1985, by David W. Burns. 24 pages of text plus 10 pages of illustrations, a number of which are large fold-out maps. Includes Property, location, topography, history, regional geology, geology of the deposit, dimensions of the deposit, underground adits, drill program, tonnage, bulk sample, mill test, assays, comments, summary, conclusions, cost estimates. PLUS two pages of comments by J. C. Stephen in 1986. Gold. $47

Relation of sulphur to variation in the gravity of California petroleum. by G. Sherburne Rogers. 1917 Trans. Amer. Institute of Mining Engineers. 17p., illus. $3

Report on the Blackstone Gold mine, West Point, Calaveras county, California. (East belt of the Mother Lode). 1950 Percy G. Dobson. Private geologic report. 5 pages of text including Location, Ownership and terms, History, Geology and Development, Production and grade of ore, Yearly production records (summary) 1948-50, Costs, Summary and conclusions. 2 full pages of additional detailed production records. Large fold-out hand-drawn map that is a compass sketch of surface. Large fold-out hand-drawn map that is a compass sketch of mine workings. $32

Report on the Perkins Ranch Mercury Property, Vallejo, California for Univex Mining Corporation. Solano county. By R. W. Phendler, 1970, Bacon and Crowhurst, Vancouver. Comb-bound. This private report is 12 pages long and includes a location map, a geological and geochemical map, Location and access, Property and Ownership, History, Geology and mineralization, Geochemical, St. Johns mine, Summary and recommendations, Cost estimate. Cinnabar, Mercury, Quicksilver. $38

Report to the Federal Power Commission on the Storage Resources of the south and middle forks of the Kings River, California. Ralph R. Randell, senior engineer. 1931, Federal Power Commission, U.S. Government Printing Office. 9x6”, softcover, 57p text, plus 26 plates (1 in pocket), 15 figures, 29 tables. (Fair. Covers present, but loose and split along spine. Outer couple pages rough at edges. Pocket map is VG). $28

Review of the Argus Project, Inyo county, California of Queenstake Resources (USA) Inc. Private report by David A. Rhoades, 1990, Golden, Colorado. 17 pages plus 2 figures and 3 tables. Includes Location and access, Land, geology, history, recent work, ore reserves, conclusions, recommendations, summary. Comb-bound. Gold. $38

Rich Gulch Gold Area, Plumas county, California. Private Report By Lawrence B. Wright (Homestake Mining company), 1930, 11 single spaced pages plus two explanation pages. PLUS 1938 Evaluation and comments of that report by Percy G. Dobson, 2 pages. There are six nice fold-out hand-drawn maps of the area and mine, including assay results. Three are white on blue, attractive and striking. The reports cover ore grade, location, properties, development, general geology, geology of various tunnels (large section), Distribution of gold, gold values, tonnage, mining methods, metallurgy, summary, opinions, recommendations. A very nice historic document. $72

Rosedale Channel – evidence for late Miocene submarine erosion in Great Valley of California. By Bruce D. Martin. Extracted from Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Bull. AAPG), 9x6”, illus. 1963, Vol. 47(3), pages 441-456. $4

San Ardo – a stratigraphic analysis of a California oil field. By Thomas A. Baldwin. Extracted from Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Bull. AAPG), 9x6”, illus. 1950, Vol. 34(10), pages 1981-1989. $2

Selected papers : San Joaquin Geological Society, Volume 5, April, 1980. 11x8.5", 66 pages, illus. This is also AAPG MP 30. $1

Contains the following papers:
Depositional systems and their relationship to gas accumulation in the Sacramento Valley, California.
Cal Canal Gas Field, Kern County, California.
Early Eocene Sediment dispersal in the Central San Joaquin Valley - origin of Cantua sandstone.
Oil and Gas from submarine channels in the Great Valley of California.
Pacoima Oil and Gas Field, San Fernando valley.
Kettleman city : when you core enough you get the very best.

SEPM field trip guidebook No. 3, 1984 Midyear meeting, San Jose, California. 1984, softcover, 11x8.5”, 126p., heavily illustrated. Contains 3 sections, each with several article and description of field trip stops. VG $28

Contents of SEPM Field Trip Guidebook 3:
Pleistocene shoreline and shelf deposits at Fort Funston and their relation to sea-level changes.
Latest Cretaceous and Early Tertiary depositional systems of the northern Diablo range, California.
Depositional facies of sedimentary serpentinite, selected examples from the Coast Ranges, California.

Siberia Gold Property : Proposal for a two-stage program of geology, geochemistry and percussion and diamond drilling. Private report by G. R. Peatfield of MineQuest Exploration Associates for Clifton Resources Limited. 1985. MineQuest Report 91. Calaveras county, California. 17 pages plus 5 illustration pages PLUS lengthy appendices. Main report includes Property, Location, access and terrain, History, Geology, Alteration and mineralization, soil geochemistry, geophysics, Rock Sampling, Discussion, Recommendations, Cost Estimates. $42
Appendix A : Property holdings (2 pages).
Appendix B : Rock Chip Sample Data (12 pages including assay data for Gold, Silver and Arsenic).
Appendix C : Copies of pertinent sections of California County Report 2 for Calaveras County and California bulletin 193 (Gold districts of California).
Appendix D : A copy of “Report on the Siberia gold property, Calaveras county, California” for Cactus West Explorations by B. E. Spencer, 1985. (no pocket plates for it).

Some remarks concerning the origin of glaucophane in the North Berkeley Hills, CA. 1955. Amer J Sci. 5p. $1

Southern California : K/H Geology Field Guide Series. Geology field guide to Southern California. by Robert P. Sharp. 1975. Softcover book. 9x7", 181p., illus. photos, road logs.

Choose your copy of Southern California Guidebook :
Good - Revised edition (cover lightly rubbed) - $7
Fair (Binding solid and supple, inside clean, page block flat and square. Edge of page block and first two/last two pages are speckled.) - $2

Spanish Mine, Nevada County, California. This is a mostly complete private report attached to a notice for a new issue of shares for Farallon Resources, Ltd. Share page is dated 1991, report must be from after 1994 as the history section goes up to 1994. The report lacks the first three pages which seem to have been an overview by another author. Included ARE : half of the history section from overview, (Following from Hollister report of 1991, seems to be complete.) Engineering Report, Summary, Description, Location, Access, Location map, History, Mineral Reserves, Geological setting, Geological map, Mine geology, Exhalative mineralization, Longitudinal Section map, Conclusion, Recommendations. Gold. $7

SUB-MARINE GEOLOGY REPORT GROUP. This is a selection of off-prints or copies pertaining to various aspects of submarine geology offshore from California. All of them have the author William R. Normark in common. 1985-2001. $20
Contents of group include :
1. Biostratigraphic implications for turbidite depositional processes on the Monterey deep-sea fan, Central California.
2. Sea-Floor horizontal deformation measurements using dual-frequency intelligent transponders. (2 copies)
3. Sur submarine landslide, a deep-water sediment slope failure.
4. Submarine fissure eruptions and hydrothermal vents on the southern Juan de Fuca rdige : preliminary observations from the submersible Alvin.
5. Vertical tectonics in northern Escanaba Trough as recorded by thick late Quaternary turbidities.
6. Chapter 6 : Sediment Fill of Escanaba Trough.
7. Deep-sea sedimentary record of the late Wisconsin cataclysmic floods from the Columbia River.
8. Late Pleistocene channel-levee development on Monterey submarine fan, central California.
9. Outcrop-scale acoustic facies analysis and latest Quaternary development of Hueneme and Dume submarine fans, offshore California.
10. No spreading across the southern Juan de Fuca ridge axial cleft during 1994-1996.
11. Turbidite megabeds in an oceanic rift valley recording Jokulhlaups of Late Pleistocene glacial lakes of the Western United States.

Supply-Nightingale Property, San Bernardino county, California. May 1990, Fargo Resources. This private report is a huge, comb-bound, formal compilation of a number of separate reports, all about the same gold property. The property has three mines on it (Supply mine, Nightingale Mine and Jean mine), all long disused. They are being evaluated for reopening. This report is an inch and a half thick. $168
Most of the sections listed below are separate reports, each complete as is:
Executive summary,
History of Dale Mining District by Lester Spell circa 1966,
Phased Exploration Program,
1986 Exploration Program by Philip R. Jackson,
Recommended Drilling / Gold Range by I. S. Parrish 1987,
Definition of Ore Shoots by I. S. Parrish 1988.
Accessing the Jean Mine by I. S. Parrish and L. S. Hardy 1988.
Inspection and Rehabilitation of Jean and Supply Working by William G. Kazel, 1988.
Various letters, appendices and Color photos.

Supply Mine, Nightingale Mine, Jean Mine, San Bernardino county, California. This unusual group of 4 private reports (photocopies) pertains to this trio of neighboring mines. Dale Mining District, Pinto Mountains, Transverse Ranges. Gold. $48
A. Inspection and rehabilitation of Jean and Supply Working. 1988, By William G. Kazel of Kazel Mountain Mines Corp. This very interesting long report describes opening the Jean Mine workings so they could be mapped and sampled and to a cross-cut to the Supply Mine found. Much more, neat reading. Includes new assay results, new map of Jean Mine Workings (2 sheets), Supply Mine Workings (2 sheets), Recommendations, Proposals for further exploration of the Supply-Jean vein system, Map of proposed decline exploration, 3 pages of photos, 2 pages of notes about samples.
B. 1986 Exploration Program at the Supply-Nightingale Project, San Bernardino county, California. By Philip R. Jackson, 1986. 30 pages. Includes Location, access, Location maps, Map of proposed drill holes, Map of surface workings of all three mines, History and Production, Land holdings and exploration history, Land status and principle veins maps, Lithologies, Structure, Interpretation, Mineralization (large section), Whole rock geochemistry, Supply-Nightingale Vein, Jean Vein, Assay results (gold and silver), Gold Range Vein, Various maps and illustrations, Drilling, Cross sections.
C. A phased exploration program for the Gold Range and Supply-Nightingale veins, San Bernardino county, California. 1985 I. S. Parrish. 9 pages of text, 2 fold-out maps, 10 more pages from 1989 : letter, memo (short report), illustrations, more.
D. Accessing the Jean Mine, San Bernardino county, California. 1988, I. S. Parrish, and Lisa S. Hardy. 9 pages, illus. Precedes “A”.
E. Two large folded Plates : Geologic map of the Supply – Nightingale Property and Rock Chip Sample Locations and Assay values.

Sur submarine slide, Monterey Fan, central California. by William R. Normark and Christina E. Gutmacher. 1988. Extracted from Sedimentology 35, pages 629-647. 10x7", illus . $3

Timing of Magmatism, Basin Formation, and Tilting at the west edge of the Colorado River extensional corridor : results from single-crystal 40AR/39AR geochronology of tertiary rocks in the Old Woman Mountains area, Southeastern California. 1998. Extracted from Journal of Geology, vol. 106, pages 195-209. 11x8.5", illus. $2

TONNER TUNNEL. This is a TEXT AND a group of large folded sheets pertaining to the Tonner Tunnels in California. They appear to be privately distributed and are blueline type prints. Many of the sheets are also labeled with the following “The Metropolitan Water District of southern California. Distribution System, Yorba Linda Feeder. Tonner Tunnel No. 1 and 2”. Some of the sheets are stamped “Preliminary.” 1972. Printed by VTN of Orange County, Engineers, Architects, Planners. If you need other ID numbers or whatever, just ask. All information on the Tonner Tunnels is SCARCE. (Good. Text a bit battered. Edges of sheets a bit rough, some mild tanning. Sheets are intact and supple). $95.

Contents of Tonner Tunnel group (numbered items are folded sheets) :
TEXT : Geologic report on the Proposed Tonner Tunnels Nos. 1 & 2. By R. H. Jahns, V. P. Pentegoff, and T. F. Thompson. November 25, 1971. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Report # 887. 11x8.5", 14 pages of text plus 40 pages of Geologic logs along the proposed tunnels. Includes two folded sheets in pocket.
1. Tunnel Log from MWD. Contract Borings, construction borings, and post-construction tunnel log for Tonner Tunnel No. 1. Drawing by WCC and AAM. Sheet approx. 72” x 40”, with color.
2. Tonner Tunnel No. 1 South Portal Area, Sta. 550+11 to Sta. 542+00, Geology and As-Built. Sheet 24” x 34”. 1 of 5.
3. Tonner Tunnel No. 1, Sta. 542+00 to Sta. 532+00, Geology and As-Built. Sheet 24” x 34”. 2 of 5.
4. Tonner Tunnel No. 1, Sta. 532+11 to Sta. 522+00, Geology and As-Built. Sheet 24” x 34”. 3 of 5.
5. Tonner Tunnel No. 1, Sta. 522+11 to Sta. 512+00, Geology and As-Built. Sheet 24” x 34” (2 copies of this one) 4 of 5.
6. Tonner Tunnel No. 1 North Portal Area, Sta. 512+11 to Sta. 504+21.75, Geology and As-Built. Sheet 24” x 34”. 5 of 5
7. Tonner Tunnel No. 2, Sta. 850+00 to Sta. 891+66, Plan and profile, Sheet 24” x 34”. C-5.
8. Tonner Tunnel No. 1 – Tonner Canyon area, Tonner Tunnel No. 2 – Tonner Canyon to Sta. 740+00, General Plan and Profile. Sheet 24” x 34”. G-3.
9. Tonner Tunnel No. 2, Sta. 740-00 to Carbon Canyon. General Plan and Profile. Sheet 24” x 34”. G-4.
10. Tonner Tunnel No. 1, Sta. 504+18.75 to Sta. 550+17, Plan and profile. Sheet 24” x 34”. C-1.
11. Tonner Tunnel No. 2, Sta. 707+94 to Sta. 740+00. Plan and profile. Sheet 24” x 34”. C-2.
12. Tonner Tunnel No. 2, Sta. 740+00 to Sta. 795+00. Plan and profile. Sheet 24” x 34”. C-3.
13. Tonner Tunnel No. 2, Sta. 795+00 to Sta. 850+00. Plan and profile. Sheet 24” x 34”. C-4.

Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene turbidites, central California coast. 1981 Pacific Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologist and Mineralogists. Edited by Virgil Frizzell. Published for the Annual Meeting, Pacific Section SEPM, Field Trip 6. Softcover, 11x8.5”, 117 pages, illustrated. Contains 9 technical articles and descriptions of Field Trip stops. Covers Santa Cruz Mountains, Point San Pedro, Pigeon Point, Northern Santa Lucia range, Point Lobos, and more. (Some Marathon Oil library marks). $27

Upper Cretaceous depositional systems : Southern California – Northern Baja California. 1984 Pacific Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. SEPM Volume and Guidebook : Book 36. Edited by Patrick L. Abbott. 11x8.5”, Softcover, 140 pages, illus. Topics include Point Loma, Cabrillo formation, San Diego, La Jolla, Bird Rock, Tourmaline surfing park, San Miguel Island, Carlsbad, Northern Baja California. $29

Ventura Avenue and San Miguelito oil fields, Field Trip June 5, 1970. This is the field trip guidebook for the Pacific Section of the AAPG, apparently sponsored by Humble Oil & Refining Company. This packet consists of 26p. of illustrated text (11x8.5”, stapled), 4 pages text of Ventura Basin field trip stops, and some folded plates (Generalized columnar section of Ventura Basin; Formations in Los Angeles basin; Formations in Ventura basin; Diagramatic cross-section from Point Conception to Canton Canyon; Geologic map of Transverse range province; Western Santa Barbara Channel columnar sections; and more.) This looks like it may have been a group of materials put together for a pre-run of the field trip, done some 9 months before the official field trip? Some items are photo-copied. (Good. The plates are yellowed, there are a few minor notes, one plate is hand colored-in). $10

Water-flooding as a method of increasing California oil production : Part 3 - Current and proposed water-flooding research in California. By Wilbur H. Somerton. 1949. California Journal of Mines and Geology 45(4), pages 541-551. (owner's stamps) $1

Western North America : Devonian. Edited by Michael A. Murphy, William B. N. Berry, Charles A. Sandberg. Sponsored by the Paleontological Society. This is University of California, Riverside Campus, Museum contribution 4. 1977 annual meeting of the Paleontological Society on the Devonian of western North America. Softcover, 11x8.5”, comb-bound, 248p., illus. Includes 20 technical papers related to the Devonian with topics such as Brachiopods, conodonts, Ostracodes, Tabulate corals, Fishes, Nevada, Stromatoporoids, Southern Alexander Archipelago. With errata sheet. $42

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University of California Press : Geology bulletins (Later named “Publications in Geological Sciences), 10x7", softcover.
Vol. 14(1) with Nevada.
Vol. 14(3) with Oregon.
Vol. 17(5) with California Misc. above. (Northwestern continuation of the San Onofre breccia. 1928)

University of California Publications in Geological Sciences Vol. 99 : 1973. Paleontology and paleoecology of the Crawfordsville fossil site (Upper Osagian : Indiana). By N. Gary Lane. 141p., plus 21 plates pages, 21 tables, 26 figures. $42

 

University of California Press : Publications in Geography
Softcover, 10x6.5”, Numbers are : Volume (number).

University of California Publications in Geography 2(2) : The morphology of landscape. By Carl O. Sauer. 1925 (Exact reprint issued 1938). Pages 19-54. ac (VG, cover edges sunned and bumped) $25

University of California Publications in Geography 3(6) : Basin and range forms in the Chiricahua area. By Carl Sauer. Pages 339-414, 14 plates, 5 figures. (Arizona) ac (VG, cover edges sunned and bumped) $20

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