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USGS Professional Paper 11 : 1903 : The Clays of the United States east of the Mississippi River. Author : Heinrich Ries. 298p., 9 plates (3 are full color geologic maps), 11 figures. (Fair : Generally Good/VG, clean, but covers and paper over spine missing. First and last signatures loose. Namestamp on title page). $8
USGS Professional Paper 17 : 1903 : Preliminary report on the geology and water resources of Nebraska west of the One Hundred and Third meridian. By Nelson Horatio Darton. Area covered includes parts of Kimball county, Banner county, Sioux county, Dawes count, and Boxbutte county. 69 pages of text and 23 figures plus 43 plates in text. Some of the plates are color maps which are tipped in so whole map is visible. Excellent photos.
USGS Professional Paper 35 : 1905 : The geology of the Perry basin in Southeastern Maine. By George Otis Smith and David White. 107 pages plus 6 plates in text, including a color geologic map of the Perry basin and 5 plates of fossils. Report covers part of the shore and peninsula at Passamaquoddy Bay. Paleontology, fossil flora.
USGS Professional Paper 36 : 1905 : The lead, zinc, and fluorspar deposits of Western Kentucky. Authors : E. O. Ulrich and W. S. Tangier Smith. 218p., 31 figures, plus 15 plates in text. Three of the plates are color maps. Presented in two parts : Part I – Geology and General relations, Part II – Ore deposits and mines.Includes, among other locations, Mann and McDowell mines, Memphis group mines, Wilson and Dean prespect, Klondike mine, Columbia group mines, Old Jim mine, Tabb-Yandell group mines, Asbridge mine, Hodge mine group, Ebby Hodge mine, Riley shaft, Evening Star mine group, Nancy Hanks shaft, Benard mine, Crosson Cave.
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USGS Professional Paper 52 : 1906 : Geology and underground waters of the Arkansas Valley in eastern Colorado. Author : N. H. Darton. 90 pages, 28 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text), 2 figures, includes many photos and color maps in text.
USGS Professional Paper 65 : 1909 : Geology and water resources of the northern portion of the Black Hills and adjoining regions in South Dakota and Wyoming. By N. H. Darton. 105 pages, 24 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text), 15 figures. Includes lots of cool vintage photos such as men in a cave, sinkhole, more, plus color geologic map of the northern Black hills. See BELOW for a complimentary geologic report and map.
USGS Professional Paper 66 : 1909 : Geology and ore deposits of Goldfield, Nevada. By Frederick Leslie Ransome, assisted in the field by W. H. Emmons and G. H. Garrey. 258 pages, 34 figures, 35 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text). Among much more, includes : The mines, ledges, pay shoots and ores, Red Top mine, Mohawk mine, Combination mine, January mine, Jumbo mine, Five Friends lease, Mushett lease, Florence mine, Sandstorm mine, Conqueror mine, Kewanas mine, Simmerone mine, and much more. Gold and more. (Fair. Generally Good. Spine neatly taped with brown paper tape, front cover has light wear and light soil, back cover gone but plate pocket still present and attached to spine). $68
USGS Professional Paper 74 : 1912 : Geology and ore deposits of the Butte District, Montana. Author : Walter Harvey Weed. 262 pages, 41 plates (25 are in pocket, rest in text), 109 figures. Copper with gold, silver and more. Among more, includes Anaconda Parrot belt, Blue vein system, Mountain View fault vein, Clear Grit vein, Steward vein system, Parnell mine, Nipper mine, Silverbow system, Syndicate lode, Raven vein, Diamond Bell group, High Ore group, Greyrock group, Skyrme vein, Snowball mine, Jessie Edith Ma group, East Butte belt, Otisco mine, Iduna mine, Cambers mine, Washoe mine, Mountain View mine, Colusa Leonard lode, Tramway vein, Mat mine, Rarus group, Veins of Butte Flat, Veins of East Ridge, Bullwhacker mine, Columbia garden, Lexington group, Rainbow group, Silver Lick mine, Missoula Gulch, Nettie mine, and MANY others. SCARCE in lovely original format
USGS Professional Paper 75 : 1911 : Geology and ore deposits of the Breckenridge district, Colorado. By Frederick Leslie Ransome. 187pages, 33 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text), 29 figures. Plates include many excellent photos, a large color fold-out with multiple geologic sections, a full color geologic map, and a topographic map with all the mining claims marked on it and more. Among more, includes French Gulch, Farncomb Hill, Gold Run, Gibson Hill, Illinois Gulch, Valley of the Blue, Wellington Mine, Country Boy mine, Helen mine, Sallie Barber mine, Jessie mine, Cashier mine, many other mines, gold placers. Zinc, lead, silver, gold. This contains neat framable maps and is a super gift for someone living in the area. SCARCE - a rarely found early report. (Good. Clean and bright, front cover is lovely. NO owner's stamps. The paper covering the spine is a bit rough and is chipped at the spine ends. Plates are very good. NOTE : The cover is loose from the page block, in one piece - this is easily remedied with a bead of flexible glue). $50
USGS Professional Paper 77 : 1912 : Geology and ore deposits of the Park City district, Utah. By John Mason Boutwell, with contributions by Lester Hood Woolsey. 231 pages, 44 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text), 18 figures. Includes (among more) Ontario and Empire canyons, Daly mine, Parleys Park shaft, Naildriver mine, Empire Canyon, Frige tunnel, Walker and Webster Gulch, Woodside Gulch, Silver King mine, Durey Hollow and Dutch Canyon, Pine and Cottonwood canyons, Valeo mine, Glencoe Canyon, East Blue Ledge tunnels, Wasatch Gulch, McHenry Canyon, Drain Tunnel Creek, Deer and Frog Valleys, Silver Creek, Nigger Hollow, Thaynes Canyon, Jupiter mine, Whitepine canyon, Monitor shafts, Big Cottonwood, Scottish Chief mine, Bonanza Flat, Quincy tunnels, and MANY more. (Good, but cover is loosening and rough along spine) - $58
USGS Professional Paper 78 : 1913 : Geology and ore deposits of the Philipsburg quadrangle, Montana. By William Harvey Emmons and Frank Cathcart Calkins. 271 pages, 17 plates (2 in ocket, rest in tex), 55 figures. Among much more, includes Mines in Philipsburg quadrange and on Antelope Creek, Mines in the area between Cable and Anaconda and some outliers, Mines near Cable, Georgetown and Red Lion mountain, Mines near Philipsburg Granite, and Tower. These are a few of the MANY mines covered : Royal Metals tunnel, Annie Marony claim, Scratch Awl vein, Levi Burr mine, Hope mine, Cadgie Taylor mine, Cable mine, Southern Cross mine, Silver Moss mine, Jetty mine, Carp mine, Tussle mine, Travonia claim, Peacock mine, Durand mine, Heilman claim, Princeton Gulch and other placers.
USGS Professional Paper 79 : 1913 : Recurrent Tropidoleptus zones of the Upper Devonian in New York. By Henry S. Williams. 103 pages, 18 figures, 6 plates of fossils. Paleontology, Brachiopods.
USGS Professional Paper 88 : 1915 : Lavas of Hawaii and their relations. Author : Whitman Cross. 97p., 4 plates in text including fold-out map of the Hawaiian Islands. (Good. Owner's stamp, spine ends a bit rough). $17
USGS Professional Paper 89 : 1916 : The fauna of the Chapman Sandstone of Maine, including descriptions of some related species from the Moose River Sandstone. Authors : Henry Shaler Williams, assisted by Carpel Leventhal Breger. 347p., 2 figures, 27 plates of fossils. A large portion of the fauna described is Mollusca, there is also Coelenterata, Vermes, Molluscoidea, Arthopoda, Vertebrata, and Plantae. Paleontology.
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Bound HARDBACK volume containing USGS Professional Papers 92 and 93. HARDBOUND, Brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, bound for the USBM library. (Very Good. Two cover corners lightly bumped. First and last text pages each have a short piece of tape. Ownership marks and stamps inside and on map edges or backs). $45
USGS Professional Paper 97 : 1917 : Geology and ore deposits of the Mackay region, Idaho. By Joseph B. Umpleby. 129p., 21 plates, including 3 folded plates in pocket, 14 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 98-B : 1917 : Relation of the Wissahickon mica gneiss to the Shenandoah limestone and Octoraro schist of the Doe Run and Avondale region, Chester County, Pennsylvania. by Eleanora F. Bliss and Anna I. Jonas. 25p. plus fold-out plates, including Geologic Map. Good. $7
USGS Professional Paper 98-E : 1916 : The physical conditions and age indicated by the flora of the Alum Bluff formation. Author : Edward Wilber Berry. Pages 41-59, 4 plates, 1 figure. Fossil plants, Florida, uppermost formation of Apalachiocola group. Good. $2
USGS Professional Paper 98-F : 1916 : The Physical conditions indicated by the Flora of the Calvert formation. Author : Edward Wilber Berry. Pages 61-73, 2 plates. Fossil plants, District of Columbia, Virginia. SCARCE. (New wraps) $2
USGS Professional Paper 98-I : 1916 : A reconnaissance of the Archean complex of the Granite Gorge, Grand Canyon, Arizona. Authors : L. F. Noble and J. Fred. Hunter. Pages 95-113, 1 plate, 2 figures. Good. $2
USGS Professional Paper 98-L : 1916 : The Pliocene citronelle formation of the Gulf coastal plain and its flora. Authors : George Charlton Matson and Edward Wilber Berry. Pages 167-208, 15 plates, 3 figures. Includes a folded plate in pocket.
USGS Professional Paper 98-M : 1916 : The Catahoula sandstone and its flora. Authors : George Charlton Matson and Edward Wilber Berry. Pages 209-251, 12 plates, 5 figures. Fossil plants, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi. Good. (light cover soil ) $5
USGS Professional Paper 98-Q : 1916 : Contributions to the geology and paleontology of San Juan county, New Mexico : Part 2 – Vertebrate faunas of the Ojo Alamo, Kirtland and Fruitland formations. Author : Charles W. Gilmore. Pages 279-308, 12 plates, 15 figures. Fossils, very nicely illustrated. Beautiful illustrations!
USGS Professional Paper 98-R : 1916 : Contributions to the geology and paleontology of San Juan county, New Mexico : Part 3 – Nonmarine Cretaceous invertebrates of the San Juan Basin. Author : T. W. Stanton. Pages 309-326, 5 plates. Fossils. Good. $6
USGS Professional Paper 98-S : 1916 : Contributions to the geology and paleontology of San Juan county, New Mexico : Part 4 – Flora of the Fruitland and Kirtland formations. Author : F. H. Knowlton. Pages 327-353, 7 plates. Fossil plants. Good. $5
USGS Professional Paper 98-T : 1917 : The reef-coral fauna of Carrizo Creek, Imperial county, California and its significance. Author : Thomas Wayland Vaughan. Pages 355-395, 11 plates, 4 figures. Includes index to Professional Paper 98.
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USGS Professional Paper 101 : 1917 : Geology and paleontology of the Raton Mesa and other regions in Colorado and New Mexico. By Willis T. Lee and F. H. Knowlton. 450 pages, 103 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text),16 figures. Among much more, includes Baldy to Ute Peak, Cimarron Canyon, Turkey Canyon, Ponil Canyon, Van Bremmer Creek, Dawson, Saltpeter Creek, Koehler, Van Houten, Canadian Canyon, Gardiner, Dillon Canyon, Raton, Yankee, Raton Mesa, Morley dome, Purgatoire Valley, Berwind, Aguilar, Walsenburg, Vermejo Canyon, Hogback area, Tercio Park, Stonewall area, La Veta, Canon City, Colorado Springs area, Denver Basin. This is one impressive report! Neat for a gift.
USGS Professional Paper 104 : 1918 : The genesis of the ores at Tonopah, Nevada. Authors : Edson S. Bastin and Francis B. Laney. 50p., 16 plates, 22 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 106 : 1918 : The quaternary geology of southeastern Wisconsin with a chapter on the older rock formations. By William C. Alden. 356 pages. 39 plates (4 folded plates in pocket, rest in text), 21 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 107 : 1919 : Geology and ore deposits of the Tintic Mining District, Utah. By Waldemar Lindgren and G. F. Loughlin. With a historical review by V. C. Heikes. 282p., 39 plates (7 plates in pocket, rest in text), 49 figures. Some of the maps are in color, as well as some of the photographic plates of minerals. (Good. Generally Very Good, but cover is starting to loosen and has some roughness on spine, especially at ends). $38
USGS Professional Paper 108-D : 1917 : Wasatch fossils in so-called Fort Union beds of the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, and their bearing on the stratigraphy of the region. By Carroll H. Wegemann. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1917). Pages 57-60, 2 plates, 1 figure. (Very Good, bumped corner, owner's stamp) $1
USGS Professional Paper 108-K : 1917 : The Helderberg limestone of central Pennsylvania. By John B. Reeside, Jr. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1917). Pages 185-225, 3 figures. (Good, lightly bumped corners, cover has stamp and small scuff). $5
USGS Professional Paper 112 : 1919 : Upper Cretaceous floras of the Eastern Gulf region in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. By Edward Wilber Berry. 177 pages, 33 plates in text, 12 figures. Fossil plants. Includes a fold-out map of fossil plant localities.
USGS Professional Paper 115 : 1919 : The copper deposits of Ray and Miami, Arizona. By Frederick Leslie Ransome. 192 pages, 54 plates in text, including a number of full-color fold-out plates, 29 figures. An excellent report! (Good/Fair. Generally Very Good, but cover is loosening on spine and rough in places along spine. Mild soil on front cover. Title hand written on blank spine). $18
USGS Professional Paper 119 : 1919 : Reptilian faunas of the Torrejon, Puerco, and underlying Upper Cretaceous formations of San Juan county, New Mexico. Author : Charles W. Gilmore. 71p. of text plus 26 plates, 33 figures. Turtles, Adocus, Compsemys, Hoplochelys, more. Fossils, Paleontology. Great plates! (Fair. Contents Very Good, cover loose with some roughness at spine. Name written on front cover, back cover - only - has mild rippling). $10
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USGS Professional Paper 120-B : 1918 : Geology of Northeastern Montana. Author : Arthur J. Collier. Pages 17-39, 5 figures, 6 plates (1 is fold-out color map).
USGS Professional Paper 122 : 1922 : Copper deposits of the Tyrone district, New Mexico. Author : Sidney Paige. 53p., 29 figures, 10 plates (6 in pocket, rest in text). Original publication.
USGS Professional Paper 126 : 1924 : Geology of the coastal plain of Texas west of Brazos River. Author : Alexander Deussen. 139p., 36 plates (3 in pocket, rest in text), 38 figures. (Generally Very Good, but back cover is loose. Plate pocket tanned and partly split, plates are good.) $18
USGS Professional Paper 129-H : 1922 : Geology of the lower Gila region, Arizona. By C. P. Ross. Pages 183-198, 5 plates (1 in pocket, rest in text). (Fair. All Very Good with pocket, but missing outer wraps). $5
USGS Professional Paper 130 : 1922 : The Laramie Flora of the Denver Basin with a review of the Laramie problem. By F. H. Knowlton. (Colorado). HARDBACK, dark blue cloth, 175p., 1 figure, plus 28 plates. Includes related areas and formations such as Arapahoe formation, Denver formation, Raton Mesa region, Colorado Springs area, Lance formation, Fort Union formation, Laramie in other states and Canada, Uinta and Green River basins, Coalville in Utah, San Juan basin, Judith river formation, Bear River formation, more. The report is presented in three parts : 1 – Historical review of the Laramie problem, 2 – Geologic relations and flora of the Laramie of the Denver Basin, 3 – The Laramie flora. (Paleontology, fossils) (Good. Very lightly tanned. Owner's marks on front paste down. Covers lightly rubbed.) $28
USGS Professional Paper 132 : 1925 : Shorter contributions to general geology 1923-1924. 149 pages, 44 plates in text, 11 figures. Good. $6
USGS Professional Paper 134 : 1924 : Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary formations of the Western part of the San Juan basin, Colorado and New Mexico. Author : John B. Reesdie, Jr. AND Flora of the Animas formation by F. H. Knowlton. 117p., 19 plates, 5 figures. Includes a large fold-out color map.
USGS Professional Paper 136 : 1925 : The flora of the Ripley formation. By Edward Wilber Berry. 94 pages, 23 plates in text, 6 figures. (Good. Spine ends have a small neat piece of tape. Last couple pages have a minor water spot at page edge). $8
USGS Professional Paper 137 : 1926 : The fauna of the Ripley formation on Coon Creek, Tennessee. By Bruce Wade. 272 pages, 72 plates in text, 2 figures. (Very Good) $32
USGS Professional Paper 140 : 1926 : Shorter contributions to general geology. 143 pages, 62 plates in text, 8 figures. (lightly bumped corners, spine ends a bit rough). $7
USGS Professional Paper 140-A : 1926 : Part 1 – Geology of the Latah formation in relation to the Lavas of the Columbia Plateau near Spokane, Washington. Authors : J. T. Pardee and Kirk Bryan. Part 2 – Flora of the Latah formation of Spokane Washing, and Coeur D’Arlene, Idaho. Author F. H. Knowlton. Pages 1-81, 31 plates, 3 figures. Includes diatoms. As issued : has title page, but no formal wraps, staple bound. Fair (Generally Good. First and last pages have minor soil and small edge chips.) - $4
USGS Professional Paper 140-B : 1926 : Fossil Proboscidea and Edentata of the San Pedro Valley, Arizona. Author : James Williams Gidley. Pages 83-95, 13 plates, 1 figure. Fossil vertebrates, mastodon, armadillo. Good (Has title page, but no formal wraps, staple bound.) - $4
USGS Professional Paper 140-C : 1926 : Pleistocene plants from North Carolina. Author : Edward Wilber Berry. Pages 97-119, 13 plates, 2 figures. Fossil flora. Good (Has title page, but no formal wraps, staple bound.) - $3
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USGS Professional Paper 143 : 1926 : Paleontology and stratigraphy of the Castle Hayne and Trent marls in North Carolina. Author : Lewis Burnett Kellum. 56p., 11 plates, 1 figure.
USGS Professional Paper 144 : 1929 : The copper deposits of Michigan. By B. S. Butler and W. S. Burbank. 238p., Plates 1 and 53-75 in text, 18 Figures. TEXT ONLY, does not include separate (and extraordinarily rare) plate packet.( At this price, this is a great deal ... another seller has text-only listed for $200!) - 2Neat price = $15
USGS Professional Paper 145 : 1926 : Geology and oil and coal resources of the Oregon Basin, Meeteetse, and Grass Creek Basin quadrangles, Wyoming. Author : D. F. Hewett. 111p., 32 plates (3 are color geologic maps in pocket, rest in text), 10 figures. (Good. Spine ends a bit rough, mildly bumped corners. Back hinge has short tear. One cover corner creased.) $18
USGS Professional Paper 146 : 1926 : Mississippian formations of San Saba county, Texas. Authors : P.V. Roundy, George H. Girty, and Marcus I. Goldman. 63p., 33 plates, 1 figure.
USGS Professional Paper 149 : 1927 : Correlation of geologic formations between east-central Colorado, central Wyoming, and southern Montana. Author : Willis T. Lee. 80p., 35 plates (1 plate in pocket, rest in text), 5 figures. Very Good - $7
USGS Professional Paper 150-C : 1928 : A section of the Kaibab limestone in Kaibab Gulch, Utah. Author : L. F. Noble. Pages 41-60, 3 plates, 1 figure. Good (Cover with mild soil or an edge chip) - $4
USGS Professional Paper 150-D : 1928 : Sedimentary rocks of the San Rafael Swell and some adjacent areas in eastern Utah. Authors : James Gilluly and John B. Reeside, Jr. Pages 61-110, 7 plates, 1 figure, 1 insert.
USGS Professional Paper 150-E : 1928 : The Pocono fauna of the Broad Top Coal field, Pennsylvania. Author : George H. Girty. Pages 111-127, 2 plates. (Good/VG) - $3
USGS Professional Paper 150-F : 1928 : Notes on Pleistocene faunas from Maryland and Virginia and Pliocene and Pleistocene faunas from North Carolina. Author : Wendell C. Mansfield. Pages 129-140, 2 plates, 1 figure. (Good - minor cover soil). $2
USGS Professional Paper 154-A : 1929 : Moraines and shore lines of the Lake Superior Basin. By Frank Leverett. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1928) Pages 1-72, 8 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text), 10 figures. 4 of the in-text plates are full-page color maps. Both large pocket plates are in color. (Good, but back cover has been neatly taped on OR is loose) $10
USGS Professional Paper 154-B : 1929 : The fauna of the Middle Boone near Batesville, Arkansas. By George H. Girty. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1928) Pages 73-103, Plates 9-12. No wraps, as issued. $4
USGS Professional Paper 154-F : 1929 : Water-laid volcanic rocks of early Upper Cretaceous age in southwestern Arkansas, southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas. By Clarence S. Ross, Hugh D. Miser, and Lloyd W. Stephenson. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1928) Pages 175-202, Plates 18-27, Figures 16-18. No wraps, as issued. (Front cover is rippled from when the Franklin Institute plate was pasted on the backside of it) $1
USGS Professional Paper 154-G : 1929 : Algae reefs and oolites of the Green River formation. Author : Wilmot H. Bradley. Pages 203-223, 21 plates. (Good, light cover soil, cover and first page have an edge chip) $3
USGS Professional Paper 154-H : 1929 : A revision of the Flora of the Latah formation. Author : Edward Wilber Berry. Pages 225-265, 16 plates. (Good. No wraps, as issued. Front cover and back sheet mildly soiled or a bit rough. Bumped corner.) $2
USGS Professional Paper 154-I : 1929 : Exogyra Olisiponensis Sharpe and Exogyra Costata Say in the Cretaceous of the Western Interior. Author : John B. Reeside, Jr. Pages 267-278, 5 plates. (Good) $1
USGS Professional Paper 154-J : 1929 : Additions to the flora of the Green River formation. Author : Roland W. Brown. Pages 279-293, 7 plates. (Good, no wraps, as issued) $2
USGS Professional Paper 158-C : 1929 : The Helderberg group of parts of West Virginia and Virginia. By Frank McKim Swartz. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1929) Pages 27-75, Plates 6-9, Figures 5-10. No wraps, as issued. (cover corner has a short tear, no paper missing) $5
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USGS Professional Paper 161 : 1932 : Quaternary geology of Minnesota and parts of adjacent states. By Frank Leverett, with contributions by Frederick W. Sardeson. 149p., 5 plates (4 in pocket, 1 in text, 3 are large full-color maps), 24 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 162 : 1931 : Geology and ore deposits of the Goodsprings quadrangle, Nevada. By D. F. Hewett. 172p., 40 plates (6 in pocket plus an additional overlay sheet for plate 36, other plates are in text), 55 figures. Among much more, includes gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead, Kirby mine, Sweepstake claim, Columbia mine, Azurite mine, Potosi mine, Yellow Pine mine, Keystone mine, Ninety-nine mine, Boss mine, Sultan mine, Prairie Flower mine, Bullion mine, Anchor mine, Red Cloud mine, Oro Amigo mine, Highline mine, Copperside mine, Lincoln mine, Pilgrim mine, Middlesex mine, Ruth mine, Shenandoah mine, Smithsonite mine, Mobile mine, Whale mine, Bill Nye mine, Fredrickson mine, Argentena mine, Hoodoo mine, Root mine, Tiffin mine, Monte Cristo mine, Accident mine, Christmas mine, Tam o’Shanter mine, Milford mine, Addison mine, Ingomar mine, and many others. (Good, slight spine end wear) - $45
USGS Professional Paper 165-B : 1930 : A flora of Green River age in the Wind River basin of Wyoming. Author : Edward Wilber Berry. Pages 55-81, 10 plates, 3 figures. Fair (Front cover loose with tattered edge, back cover gone) - $2
USGS Professional Paper 168 : 1931 : Origin and microfossils of the oil shale of the Green River formation of Colorado and Utah. Author : Wilmot H. Bradley. 58p., 28 plates, 3 figures. Many pages of great photos, several fold-outs, incl. a color map.
USGS Professional Paper 170-D : 1932 : Pliocene fossils from limestone in southern Florida. By Wendell C. Mansfield. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1931) Pages 43-56, plates 14-18. Issued without wraps, I believe, so “cover” is the title page. (owners stamps on cover) $1
USGS Professional Paper 170-E : 1932 : The geologic importance of the lime-secreting algae, with a description of a new Travertine-forming organism. By Marshall A. Howe. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1931) Pages 57-65 plus plates pages, Plates 19-23. Issued without wraps, I believe, so “cover” is the title page. (owners stamps on cover) $1
USGS Professional Paper 173 : 1932 : Geology and ore deposits of the Stockton and Fairfield quadrangles, Utah. By James Gilluly. 171p., 32 plates (3 in pocket, rest in text), 22 figures. Pocket Plates are : Plate 12 : Geologic map and sections of the Stockton and Fairfield quadrangles, Utah. 1:62,500, Color, 1932. Plate 25 : Mine map of the workings on the East side of Lion Hill and Chloride Point, Ophir district, Utah. 1” = 100 feet, black and white, 1932. Includes Red Bird, Monarch, Gladstone, Baltimore, Fair Day, Monogram, Northern Light, Empire, Chance, Rosa and more. Plate 31 : Map of the Honerine Mine, Stockton District. 1” = 200 feet, color, neat!, 1932. Includes Galena King Mine.
USGS Professional Paper 174 : 1932 : Physiography and glacial geology of eastern Montana and adjacent areas. Author : William C. Alden. 132p., 51 plates including great photos and fold-outs (1 in pocket, 2 sheets), 19 figures. (Fair. In general, this is a working copy. It is lacking original wraps and has been somewhat roughly bound into a cardstock binder. Text block is generally good and clean. The two map sheets from the pocket have been laid onto cloth for durability with many unfoldings and refoldings). $15
USGS Professional Paper 175-B : 1933 : Some of Alpheus Hyatt’s unfigured types from the Jurassic of California. Author : C. H. Crickmay. Pages 51-64, 5 plates. (Fair, no covers, bumped corners). $1
USGS Professional Paper 176 : 1934 : Geology and ore deposits of the Breckenridge Mining District, Colorado. By T. S. Lovering. 64 pages, 15 plates (5 in pocket, rest in text), 28 figures. Gold, lead, zinc. Includes Wellington mine, Detroit mine, Juniata mine, Puzzle vein, Golddust vein, Farncomb Hill gold vein, Dunkin mine, Washington mine, Mayo mine, Great Northern vein, Oro mine, and much more. (Good. Spine has been very neatly taped with transparent tape, text pages somewhat tanned). $64
USGS Professional Paper 178 : 1935 : Geology and ore deposits of the Montezuma quadrangle, Colorado. By T. S. Lovering. 119p., 40 plates (4 plates in pocket, rest in text), 30 figures, 1 insert (correlation of porphyries). SCARCE. POOR (Text is good, solid, clean, with a nice front cover, but back cover and plate pocket (with 4 plates) is missing. All other plates, many of which are fold-outs, and insert page are present. This is still a useful and interesting report). $20
USGS Professional Paper 179 : 1935 : Origin of the copper deposits of the Ducktown type in the southern Appalachian region. Author : Clarence S. Ross. 165p., 44 plates, 5 figures, 1 insert. (VG) - $26
USGS Professional Paper 181 : 1935 : Upper Eocene foraminifera of the southestern United States. Author : Joseph A. Cushman. 88p., 23 plates, 3 inserts. (Good. Generally VG. Library marks, spine ends a bit rough, bumped corners) $16
USGS Professional Paper 183 : 1936 : Correlation of the Jurassic formations of parts of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Authors : A. A. Baker, C. H. Dane, and J. B. Reeside, Jr. 66p., 26 plates, 16 figures. (VG) $5
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USGS Professional Paper 189-B : 1938 : Igneous geology and structure of the Mount Taylor Volcanic field, New Mexico. Author : Charles B. Hunt. Pages 51-80, 13 plates (1 in pocket, rest in text), 13 figures. (bumped corners) $1
USGS Professional Paper 189-C : 1938 : Pliocene diatoms from the Kettleman Hills, California. Author ; K. E. Lohman. Pages 81-102, 4 plates. (G/VG) $1
USGS Professional Paper 189-G : 1939 : Foraminifera, Diatoms, and mollusks from test wells near Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Authors ; L. G. Henbest, K. E. Lohman, and W. C. Mansfield. Pages 217-227, 2 figures. VG $1
USGS Professional Paper 189-H : 1939 : Pleistocene diatoms from Long Island, New York. Author : K. E. Lohman. Pages 229-237. (Owner's stamps, bumped corner) $1
USGS Professional Paper 190 : 1938 : Lower Pliocene mollusks and echinoids from the Los Angeles basin, California, and their inferred environment. Author : W. P. Woodring. 67p., 9 plates, 2 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 193-A : 1938 : A new upper Cretaceous Rudistid from the Kemp clay of Texas. Author : Lloyd William Stephenson. Pages 1-15, 5 plates. $1
USGS Professional Paper 193-B : 1939 : Notes on Fossils from the Eocene of the Gulf Province. Part I – the Annelid genus Tubulostium, Part II – The gastropod families Cassididae, Ficidae, and Buccinidae. Author : Julia Gardner. Pages 17-44, 3 plates, 6 figures. $1
USGS Professional Paper 193-C : 1939 : Some linguloid shells from the late Devonian and early Carboniferous rocks of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Author : George H. Girty. Pages 47-67, 1 plate. $1
USGS Professional Paper 193-F : 1941 : Transgressive and regressive Cretaceous deposits in southern San Juan Basin, New Mexico. By Julian D. Sears, C. B. Hunt, and T. A. Hendricks. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1938-40). Pages 101-121, 7 plates (1 in pocket, rest in text), 5 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 194 : 1940 : The gold quartz veins of Grass valley, California. By W. D. Johnston, Jr. 101p., plus unnumbered plate pages. 39 plages (5 in pocket, many others fold-out), 69 figures. Includes Gold Hill, Empire mine, North Star mine, more, Nevada county. SCARCE, rarely found, I have been lucky in recent purchases.
USGS Professional Paper 196 : 1942 : Geology and biology
of North Atlantic Deep-sea cores between Newfoundland and Ireland.
Authors : W. H. Bradley and others. 163p., 23 plates, 36 figures. Includes INDEX AND ALL NINE PARTS : Lithology and geologic interpretations, Foraminifera, Diatomaceae, Ostracoda, Mollusca, Echinodermata, Miscellaneous fossils and significance of fauna distribution, Organic matter content, Selenium content and chemical analyses. HARDBACK brown cloth (Good. Library marks, cover mildly rubbed with a mild smudge. Inside has light tanning and a bumped corner) $24
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USGS Professional Paper 197-C : 1943 : Lower Pennsylvanian species of Mariopteris, Eremopteris, Diplothmema, and Aneimites from the Appalachian region. Author : David White (posthumous by Charles B. Read). Pages 85-140, 32 plates. Fossil plants. $1
USGS Professional Paper 197-D : 1943 : The basin and range province in Utah, Nevada, and California. Author : Thomas B. Nolan. Pages 141-196, 2 plates, 4 figures. (Good. Owner's marks on front cover, text pages tanned) - $5
USGS Professional Paper 200 : 1942 : Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. By G. F. Loughlin and A. H. Koschmann. 168p., 38 plates (5 in pocket, rest in text), 28 figures. Iron, Zinc, Copper, Silver, Gold, Manganese, Cadmium, Gangue. Among many other mines, includes Nitt mine, Graphic-Waldo mine, Kelly mine, Juanita mine, Black Cloud mine, Linchburg tunnel, Cavern mine, Victor tunnel, Sampson claim, Grand Tower claim, Little Loella claim, Ambrosia mine, Sleeper tunnel, Vindicator mine, Heister prospect. (Very Good. Spine sunned with slight spine end wear) - $75
USGS Professional Paper 201 : 1943 : Geology and ore deposits of the Cottonwood-American Fork area, Utah. Authors : F. C. Calkins and B. S. Butler. With sections on history and production by V. C. Heikes. 152p., 51 plates (18 folded in slipcase), 8 figures. Silver, lead, copper, gold, zinc. Includes Maxfield mine, Logger mine, Confidence mine, Silver moon mine, Carbonate mine, Tar Baby mine, Kennebec mine, Cardiff mine, Scottish Chief mine, Silver King mines, Woodlawn mine, Prince of Wales mine, West Toledo mine, Superior Mine, Columbus-Rexall mine, Wasatch drain tunnel, Flagstaff mine, Cabin mine, Emma mine, South Hecla mine, Sells mine, Albion mine, Alta Consolidated mine, Michigan-Utah mine, Pittsburg mine, Water Fall mine, Borussia mine, Bog mine, Dutchman mine, Whirlwind tunnel, Yankee mine, and MUCH MUCH more. SCARCE, especially as complete set with all plates!
USGS Professional Paper 202 : 1943 : Geology and ore deposits of the Metaline quadrangle, Washington. Authors : C.F. Park, Jr. and R.S. Cannon, Jr. 81p., 34 plates (6 in pocket, rest in text), 11 figures. (spine sunned) $15
USGS Professional Paper 205-D : 1946 : Late mesozoic and early cenozoic history of central Utah. By Edmund M. Spieker. 45p., 8 plates, 8 figures. Great photos. (Good. Minor wear and marks) $5
USGS Professional Paper 208 : 1947 : Geology and ore deposits of the Little Hatchet Mountains : Hidalgo and Grant counties, New Mexico. By Samuel G. Lasky. 101p., 27 Plates (16 in pocket, rest in text), 18 figures. Very Good. $35
USGS Professional Paper 209 : 1946 : The Ajo mining district, Arizona. By James Gilluly. 112p., 27 plates (10 in pocket, rest in text), 12 figures, 8 tables. Copper. (Very Good. Like all my publications, this is the ORIGINAL beautiful printing). $20
USGS Professional Paper 210-C : 1946 : Reptilian Fauna of the North Horn formation of Central Utah. By Charles W. Gilmore. (Shorter contributions to general geology, 1946). Pages 29-53, Plates 3-14 in text, figures 4-13. $5
USGS Professional Paper 210-E : 1947 : New upper Cretaceous fossils from Mississippi and Texas. Part I – Fossils from two deep wells in Mississippi. Part II – A Venericardia from Uvalde county, Texas. Pages 161-198, 3 plates. (lacking back cover) $1
USGS Professional Paper 213 : 1948 : Gold deposits of the southern Piedmont by J.T. Pardee and C.F. Park, Jr. *** I do not have this report in stock now, but see North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for some of the individual original pocket plates pertaining to mines in those states. Look in the MISC section at the bottom of that page under the title "Gold deposits of the southern Piedmont."
USGS Professional Paper 214-C : 1948 : Paleocene fresh water mollusks from southern Montana. Author : Teng-Chien Yen. Pages 35-50, 1 plate. $1
USGS Professional Paper 215 : 1948 : Geology of the Southern Guadalupe Mountains, Texas. By Philip B. King. 183 pages, 23 plates (13 in pocket, rest in text), 24 figures. (Very Good, but plate 23 has mild rippling). $32
USGS Professional Paper 216 : 1949 : Structural geology of the Hawthorne and Tonopah quadrangles, Nevada. By Henry G. Ferguson and Siemon W. Muller. A study of the geology of pre-Tertiary rocks and Jurassic diastrophism. 55 pages, 15 plates (11 in pocket, rest in text), 10 figures. (Good. Back cover and last blank page slightly rough. Spine sunned) $12
USGS Professional Paper 223 : 1950 : Geology and ore deposits of the Front Range, Colorado. By T.S. Lovering and E.N. Goddard. 319p. 30 plates (2 plates in text, 28 folded plates in pocket on a total of 30 sheets), 90 figures. Among many others, includes Cotopaxi mine, Malachite mine, Isabel mine, Lone Chimney mine, NIsley mine, Hosa Lodge mine, Copper king mine, High Lonesome mine, Lost Park Creek, Carter mine near Masonville, Cherry Creek placer, Breckenridge district, Dunkin mine, Jessie mine, Detrit-Hicks mine, Wire Patch mine, Montezuma district, Carrie mine, Ida Belle mine, Missouri mine, Saints John mine, Silve Wave mine, Argentine district, Silver Plume – Georgetown district, Dives-Dunkirk lode, Griffith lode, Empire district, Lawson-Dumont district, Blue Ridge mine, Alice-Yankee Hill district, Central City – Idah Spring district, Gunnell – Grand Army mine, Concrete mine, Bobtail vein, After Supper – Sleepy Hollow vein, La Crosse tunnel, East Notaway mine, Lamartine mine, North Gilpin County district, Eldora district, Caribou – Grand Island district, Ward district, Orphan Boy mine, Free Coinage mine, Boulder County tungsten district, Magnolia district, Conger mine, Graphic mine, Poorman mine, Gold Hill district, Slide mine, Ingram mine, Jamestown district, Buena mine, Smuggler mine, Blue Jay mine, Quigley mine, Ready Cash mine, Urad mine, Dailey or Jones Pass district, Allens Park district, Lake Albion district, Manhatttan, Mayesville, and Home districts, Cripple Creek district, Guffey district, Cresson mine, and MUCH more. NOTE : 1950 printing had plates in a pocket at back, 1976 printing of sadme edition had plates in separate envelope not attached to text. SCARCE with full set of plates, I have been lucky in recent purchases.
USGS Professional Paper 226 : 1951 : The geology and geography of the Paunsaugunt region, Utah. Author : Herbert E. Gregory. A survey of parts of Garfield and Kane Counties. 116p., 5 plates (4 in pocket, rest in text), 63 figures. Very Good (owner's stamp) - $20
USGS Professional Paper 228 : 1953 : Geology and geography of the Henry Mountains Region, Utah. Author : Charles B. Hunt, assisted by Paul Averitt and Ralph L. Miller. A survey and restudy of one of the classic areas in geology. 234p., 22 plates in pocket, 116 figures, 9 tables. . Includes a number of full-color plates that show a cross-hatch of various sections – an Excellent way to see the geology of an area in three dimensions (I wonder why more reports don’t have this graphic representation?). (Very Good! Spine mildly sunned, tiny owner's stamp). $32
USGS Professional Paper 231 : 1953 : Physiography and glacial geology of western Montana and adjacent areas. Author : W. C. Alden. A study of glacial features in the intermontane valleys and the drainage area of the upper Missouri and Columbia Rivers. 200p., 5 plates (4 in pocket, rest in text), 43 figures. VG. $5
USGS Professional Paper 233-B : 1952 : Molluscan fauna of the Morrison formation. Author : Teng-Chien Yen. Illustrations and descriptions of pelecpods and gastropods. Summary of the stratigraphy by John B. Reeside, Jr. Pages 21-52, 4 plates, 1 figure. $1
USGS Professional Paper 233-D : 1952 : Devonian and Mississippian rocks of central Arizona. Authors ; John W. Huddle and Ernest Dobrovolny. Stratigraphic studies, in the central part of the state, as the basis for postulating stratigraphy and petroleum possibilities in northeastern Arizona. Pages 67-112, 3 plates in pocket, 19 figures. (cover edge chip) $1
USGS Professional Paper 235 : 1953 : Geology and ore deposits of the West Slope of the Mosquito Range. By Charles H. Behre, Jr. Includes the Leadville Colorado mining district. 176p., 20 plates in pocket, 101 figures. Plates include portions of the Ibex mine, Hellena mine, Altoona tunnel, Clear Grit mining group, Ella Beeler claim, Venir mine, Garibaldi tunnel, Resurrection mine, among much more. Covers Canterbury Hill, Prospect Mountains, Birdseye Gulch, Evans Amphitheater, Little Ellen Hill, Ball Moutain, Dyer Amphitheater, Iowa Amphitheater, Iowa Gulch, Boy Hill, Long Hill, Derry Hill, Sheridan Mountain, Peerless Mountain, Horseshoe Mountain, Empire Hill, and much more. (Generally Very Good. Back cover has bumped edges, text block has a minor wave that should fade). $19
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USGS Professional Paper 243-B : 1952 : Tertiary stratigraphy of South Carolina. Authors : C. Wythe Cooke and F. Stearns MacNeil. A revised classification of Tertiary formations of the Coastal Plain, based mainly on new stratigraphic and paleontologic information. Pages 19-29, 1 figure. $1
USGS Professional Paper 243-C : 1953 : Probable Reklaw age of a ferruginous conglomerate in eastern Texas. Author : Lloyd William Stephenson. Pages 31-43, 3 plates (1 in pocket, rest in text). $1
USGS Professional Paper 243-F : 1953 : Conodonts of the Barnett Formation of Texas. Author : Wilbert H. Hass. Pages 69-94, 3 plates, 1 figure, 1 table. $1
USGS Professional Paper 243-G : 1953 : Auditory region in North American fossil Felidae : its significance in phylogeny. Author : Jean Hough. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of the ear region in some fossil and recent genera, and a proposed revision of superfamily classification of the Carnivora. Pages 95-115, 9 figures. $1
USGS Professional Paper 248-B : 1952 : Mica deposits of the southeastern Piedmont, Part 2, Amelia district, Virginia. Authors : Richard W. Lemke, Richard H. Jahns, and Wallace R. Griffitts. Distribution and structure of pegmatite bodies in the area, their mineralogical characteristics, and the economic possibilities of the mica and other pegmatite minerals. Pages 103-139, 5 plates in pocket, 7 figures, 2 tables. - $10
USGS Professional Paper 248-C : 1953 : Mica deposits of the southeastern Piedmont, Part 3, Ridgeway-Sandy Ridge district, Virginia and North Carolina; Part 4, Outlying deposits in Virginia. Authors : Wallace R. Griffitts, Richard H. Jahns, and Richard W. Lemke. Distribution and structure of pegmatite bodies in the area, their mineralogical characteristics, and the economic possibilities of the mica and other pegmatite minerals. Pages 141-202, 11 plates in pocket, 18 figures. - $10
USGS Professional Paper 248-D : 1953 : Mica deposits of the southeastern Piedmont, Part 5, Shelby-Hickory district, North Carolina; Part 6, Outlying deposits in North Carolina. Authors : Wallace R. Griffitts and Jerry C. Olson. Distribution and structure of pegmatite bodies in the area, their mineralogical characteristics, and the economic possibilities of the mica and other pegmatite minerals. Pages 203-293, 7 plates in pocket, 27 figures. - $18
USGS Professional Paper 248-E : 1953 : Mica deposits of the southeastern Piedmont, Part 7, Hartwell district, Georgia and South Carolina; Part 8, Outlying deposits in South Carolina. Authors : Wallace R. Griffitts and Jerry C. Olson. Distribution and structure of pegmatite bodies in the area, their mineralogical characteristics, and the economic possibilities of the mica and other pegmatite minerals. Pages 294-325, 2 plates in pocket, 10 figures. $15
USGS Professional Paper 248-F : 1953 : Mica deposits of the southeastern Piedmont, Part 9, Thomaston-Barnesville district, Georgia; Part 10, Outlying deposits in Georgia. Authors : E. Wm. Heinrich, Montis R. Klepper, and Richard H. Jahns. Distribution and structure of pegmatite bodies in the area, their mineralogical characteristics, and the economic possibilities of the mica and other pegmatite minerals. Pages 326-400, 16 plates in pocket, 30 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 248-G : 1953 : Mica deposits of the southeastern Piedmont, Part 11, Alabama district. Authors : E. Wm. Heinrich and Jerry C. Olson. Distribution and structure of pegmatite bodies in the area, their mineralogical characteristics, and the economic possibilities of the mica and other pegmatite minerals. Pages 401-462p., 8 plates in pocket, 20 figures. - $10
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USGS Professional Paper 251 : 1953 : Geology and mineral deposits of Jumbo Basin, Southeastern Alaska. By George C. Kennedy. A discussion of the contact metamorphism, geomagnetic surveys, magnetite deposits, and iron ore reserves of part of Prince of Wales Island. 46 pages, 7 plates in pocket, 41 figures. $1
USGS Professional Paper 253 : 1953 : Geology and larger foraminifera of Saipan Island. Authors : W. Storrs Cole and Josiah Bridge. A preliminary report on the geology of this interesting island in the Mariana Islands, Trust Terriotry of the Pacific, and descriptions of some of the larger microfossils. 45 pages, 5 tables, plus 15 plates (1 in pocket, rest in text). $3
USGS Professional Paper 254-C : 1954 : Nonmarine mollusks from Barstow formation of Southern California. Author : Dwight W. Taylor. Descriptions and illustrations of new and already-described mollusks of late Miocene age, and a discussion of their environment. Pages 67-79, 1 plate. $1
USGS Professional Paper 254-D : 1954 : Two new plant genera of Pennsylvanian age from Kansas coal balls. Author : Serfius H. Mamay. Descriptions and illustrations of Tyliosperma and Sclerocelyphus fructifications. Pages 81-95, 3 figures, 3 plates. $1
USGS Professional Paper 254-H : 1954 : Triassic stratigraphy of southeastern Idaho and adjacent areas. Author : Bernhard Kummel. Studies in southeastern Idaho, western Wyoming, and southwestern Montana, revealing one of the thickest and most complete marine sequences of Lower Triassic faunal zones in the world. Pages 165-191, 4 figures, 7 plates in pocket. $2
USGS Professional Paper 254-I : 1954 : Carolina bays and the shapes of eddies. Author : C. Wythe Cooke. Presenting corroborative evidence tat the elliptical Carolina bays were shaped by tidal eddies and that the shape of the ideal eddy is elliptical. Pages 195-207, 4 figures, 13 plates following text. $1
USGS Professional Paper 257-B : 1963 : Lake Bonneville: Geology of Southern Utah Valley, Utah. By Harold J. Bissell. Stratigraphy, origin, and engineering properties of the unconsolidated deposits of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. Pages 101-129, 15 figures, 12 tables, 1 plate in pocket. . (lightly bumped corners, stamps) $1
USGS Professional Paper 257-C : 1962 : Lake Bonneville : Geology of Southern Cache Valley, Utah. By J. Stewart Williams. Cenozoic geology of a part of the area inundated by a late Pleistocene lake. Pages 131-151, 10 figures, 3 tables, 2 plates in pocket. $1
USGS Professional Paper 259 : 1954 : Geology of the Bedford Shale and Berea Sandstone in the Appalachian Basin. By James F. Pepper, Wallace de Witt, Jr., and David F. Demarest. A study of the stratigraphy, sedimentation and paleogeography of rocks of Beford and Berea age in Ohio and adjacent states. 111 pages, 14 plates (13 in pocket, rest in text), 61 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 260-I : 1954 : Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (biologic).. Author : John W. Wells. 1954. An ecologic and taxonomic analysis of living reef- and non-reef-building corals at Bikini and other Marshall Islands atolls. 190p., 4 tables, 4 figures, 94 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text). Many wonderful bound-in plates. (Cover smudged, short tear edge of cover.) $9
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USGS Professional Paper 260-J, K, L : 1954 : Bikini and nearby Atolls. Part 3. Geophysics. Pages 487-535, illus. $6
USGS Professional Paper 262 : 1955 : Pleistocene geology of Eastern South Dakota. Author : Richard Foster Flint. 173p., 36 figures, 7 plates in pocket.
USGS Professional Paper 264-B : 1954 : Additions to the fauna of the Raritan formation (Cenomanian) of New Jersey. Author : Lloyd William Stephenson. Descriptions and illustrations of fossils of Late Cretaceous age; mostly pelecypods and gastropods. Pages 25-43, 3 plates. $1
USGS Professional Paper 264-G : 1955 : A new species of Merychippus. Authors : J. P. Buwalda and G. E. Lewis. Description of a new species of horse from the middle Miocene, and descriptions of three new geologic formations. pages 147-152, 5 figures. $1
USGS Professional Paper 266 : 1954 : Late Paleozoic stratigraphy of central Cochise county, Arizona. By James Gilluly, John R. Cooper, and James Steele Williams. A report giving detailed descriptions of rocks of Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, and Permian ages, with representative sections and faunal lists of the formations concerned. 49p., 4 figures, plate in pocket. $1
USGS Professional Paper 267-A : 1955 : Geology of the Brandywine area and origin of the upland of southern Maryland. Author: John T. Hack. Geology and soils of the Brandywine area, Maryland. A detailed study of the geologic history and origin of the surficial deposits of a small area on the Coastal Plain. 43p., 34 figures, 2 plates in pocket. $2
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USGS Professional Paper 279 : 1956 : Cenozoic geology of the Colorado Plateau. By Charles B. Hunt. 99p., 62 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 281 : 1956 : General geology of Central Cochise County, Arizona. By James Gilluly. With sections on age and correlation by A. R. Palmer, James Steele Williams, and J. B. Reeside, Jr. 169p., 13 plates (9 in pocket, rest in text), 9 figures.
USGS Professional Paper 285 : 1956 : Geology and base-metal deposits of West Shasta copper-zinc district, Shasta county, California. by A.R. Kinkel, Jr., W.E. Hall, and J.P. Albers. 156 pages, 21 plates in pocket, 64 figures, 16 tables. (Good. Back cover has some wear). $29
USGS Professional Paper 291 : 1957 : Stratigraphy of the uppermost Triassic and the Jurassic rocks of the Navajo county. By J. W. harshbarger, C. A. Repenning, and J. H. Irwin. 74 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 38 figures. (All Good, except has some wear OR tape at spine. Plates are Very Good). $28
USGS Professional Paper 292 : 1957 : Geology of the Southern Elkhorn mountains, Jefferson and Broadwater counties, Montana. By M. R. Klepper, R. A. Weeks, and E. T. Ruppel. 82p., 8 plates (7 in pocket, rest in text), 6 figures, 5 tables. (Good, lightly bumped edge). $15
USGS Professional Paper 294-D : 1957 : Stromatolites of the Belt Series in Glacier National Park and vicinity, Montana. By Richard Rezak. (Shorter contributions to general geology). Descriptions of eight zones of Precambrian stromatolites, including two new forms, based on a revised method of classification. Pages 127-154, Plates 18-25 (1 in pocket, rest in text), figures 49-55. $2
USGS Professional Paper 299 : 1958 : Geology of the Arkansas Bauxite region. Authors : Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Joshua I. Tracey, Jr., and Miller W. Ellis. Description, classification, and origin of the bauxite deposits, and their geologi setting relative to an early Eocene land surface. 268p., 63 figures, 15 tables, 39 plates (33 in pocket, rest in text). Cardboard binder. (Text and maps VG. Plate pocket edges torn, one hinge of binder is partly split - an easy tape repair). $10
USGS Professional Paper 300 : 1956 : Contributions to the geology of Uranium and Thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful uses of atomic energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. Compiled by Lincoln R. Page, Hobart E. Stocking, and Harriet B. Smith. 739 pages, 218 figures, 17 plates (3 folded in pocket, rest in text). 89 individual scientific reports, illustrated, subject index, author index. This copy has been professionally HARDBOUND in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. (Covers are excellent, report inside is very good). $28
USGS Professional Paper 308 : 1958 : Geology and ore deposits of the Jerome area, Yavapai county, Arizona by C.A. Anderson and S.C. Creasey. With sections on the United Verde Extension mine by G.W.H. Norman and on the Cherry Creek mining district by R.E. Lehner. 185p. , 13 plates (9 in pocket, rest in text), 41 figures, 27 tables. (Good. Cover edge bumped) $18
USGS Professional Paper 312 : 1959 : Geology and Quicksilver deposits of the Terlingua district, Texas. By Robert G. Yates and George A. Thompson. A detailed study of the geology of a mining district that has produced 150,000 flasks of quicksilver. 114 pages, 22 plates (14 in pocket, rest in text), 25 figures, 15 tables. Pocket plates are in hardshell binder. Very Good. $30
USGS Professional Paper 313-B : 1963 : Physical stratigraphy and mineral resources of Permian rocks in Western Wyoming. By Richard P. Sheldon. (Geology of Permian rocks in the western phosphate field.) Pages 49-273, 10 plates (4-13) in cardboard container, Figures 7-86, 28 tables. (Plate container has tape on spine) $3
USGS Professional Paper 313-C : 1964 : Stratigraphy and petrology of the Permian rocks of southwestern Montana. By Earle R. Cressman and Roger W. Swanson. (Geology of Permian rocks in the western phosphate field.). Pages 275-569, Plates 14-25 (all 12 in pocket, rest in text), figures 87-156, 2 tables. Text and plates are in hardshell folder. Report area abuts Yellowstone National Park. (Nearly like new). $4
USGS Professional Paper 313-E : 1970 : Mineral resources in Permian Rocks of Southwest Montana. By Roger W. Swanson. (Geology of Permian rocks in the western phosphate field). Pages 661-777, 4 plates in pocket, figures 169-198, 15 tables. Report area abuts Yellowstone National Park. (may have bumped corners or edges). $10
USGS Professional Paper 314-E : 1959 : Classification, delineation, and measurement of nonparallel folds. By John B. Mertie, Jr. Contributions to general geology. Pages 91-124, 12 figures. The thesis of this paper is that the stratigraphic traces of most nonparallel folds, in sections selected to show the maximum or minimum curvature, may be represented approximately by one or more families of curves that are analytically related. $1
USGS Professional Paper 314-H : 1959 : Pre-Atoka rocks of northern Arkansas. By Sherwood E. Frezon and Ernest E. Glick. (Shorter contributions to general geology.) Thickness, lithofacies, and geologic history of potential oil and gas producing rocks of Paleozoic age in northern Arkansas. Pages 171-189, 12 plates in pocket, 1 fig., 1 table. (bumped corner, note on cover) $2
USGS Professional Paper 316-E : 1961 : Regional gravity survey along the central and southern Wasatch Front, Utah. By Kenneth L. Cook and Joseph W. Berg, Jr. (Geophysical field investigations.) A correlation of gravity data with regional geologic structures. Pages 75-89., 1 plate in pocket, 1 figure. $1
USGS Professional Paper 316-F : 1963 : Regional geophysical investigations in the La Sal Mountains area, Utah and Colorado. By J. E. Case, H. R. Joesting, and P. Edward Byerly. (Geophysical field investigations). 26p., 4 plates in pocket, 10 figures, 2 tables. $5
USGS Professional Paper 316-G : 1963 : An aeromagnetic reconnaissance of the Cook Inlet area, Alaska.. By Arthur Grantz, Isidore Zietz, and Gordon E. Andreasen. (Geophysical field investigations.) A regional geologic interpretation of the magnetic field over the Cook Inlet area. 18p. 5 plates in pocket, 4 figures. $1
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USGS Professional Paper 316-H : 1964 : Geologic interpretation of magnetic and gravity data in the Copper River basin, Alaska. Author: Andreasen Geophysical field investigations. 1964. 18p. 2 plates in pocket. $1
USGS Professional Paper 317-B : 1959 : Shoreline features and Quaternary shoreline changes, Puerto Rico. Author: Kaye Coastal geology of Puerto Rico. 92p. 2 plates in pocket. $1
USGS Professional Paper 320 : 1959 : Geochemistry and mineralogy of the Colorado Plateau uranium ores. Compiled by Robert M. Garrels and Esper S. Larsen, 3rd. A summary of the results of field and laboratory studies concerned with the nature of the ores and the alteration processes affecting them. This report concerns work done partly on behalf of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and is published with the permission of the Commission. 236 pages, 21 reports, illustrated. Good/Very Good. $19
USGS Professional Paper 321 : 1959 : Cenozoic echinoids of Eastern United States. By C. Wythe Cooke. Descriptions and illustrations of fossil and Recent sea urchins. 106p., plus 43 plates on unnumbered pages. Sand dollars. SCARCE. (cover has light soil) $38
USGS Professional Paper 328 : 1960 : Geology of the Yankton area, South Dakota and Nebraska. Author : Howard E. Simpson. 124p., 11 figures, 5 tables, 13 plates (5 in pocket, rest in text) $2
USGS Professional Paper 332 : 1960 : Cretaceous and Tertiary formations of the Book Cliffs, Carbon, Emery, and Grand counties, Utah and Garfield and Mesa counties, Colorado. By D. Jerome Fisher, Charles E. Erdmann, and John B. Reeside, Jr. A description of 7,000 feet of strata ranging in age from Early Cretaceous to Eocene. 80 pages, 1 figure, 20 tables, 12 plates (4 in pocket, rest in text). (Good, some wear at spine, library marks). $10
USGS Professional Paper 334-H : 1962 : Geology of Southeastern Ventura Basin, Los Angeles county, California : a study of the stratigraphy, structure, and occurrence of oil in the late Cenozoic Ventura basin. By E. L. Winterer and D. L. Durham. (Shorter contributions to general geology). Pages 275-366, 6 plates in pocket, 20 figures, 11 tables. SCARCE. (bumped edge) $38
USGS Professional Paper 338 : 1961 : Geology and ore deposits of East Shasta copper-zinc district, Shasta county, California by John P. Albers and Jacques F. Robertson. 107p., plus 16 plates (many in color ) in separate hardbound binder. HARDBACK Very Good (Professionally hardbound, dark tan cloth, plates in pocket at back) - $25
USGS Professional Paper 343 : 1960 : Geology and ore deposits of the Summitville District, San Juan Mountains, Colorado. By Thomas A. Steven and James C. Ratte. 70p., 9 plates (5 in pocket, rest in text), 15 figures, 7 tables. Summitville district is southwest of Monte Vista. SCARCE in the beautiful original format - I have been lucky with recent acquisitions.
USGS Professional Paper 344-A : 1962 : Metasomatic metamorphism in Western Clearwater county, Idaho. Author : Anna Hietanen. Petrologic study of the inner contact aureole of the Idaho batholith. 116p., 92 figures, 32 tables, 4 plates in pocket. (Metamorphic and igneous rocks along the northwest border zone of the Idaho batholith). (corners bumped, filing note on cover corner) $12
USGS Professional Paper 344-C : 1963 : Metamorphism of the Belt Series in the Elk River – Clarkia area, Idaho. By Anna Hietanen. Petrologic study of the moderately and highly metamorphosed equivalents of the Belt series. 49 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 30 figures, 9 tables. (Metamorphic and igneous rocks along the northwest border zone of the Idaho batholith). $3
USGS Professional Paper 346 : 1963 : The Belt Series in Montana. By Clyde P. Ross. With a geologic map compiled by Betty A. L. Skipp, and a section on Paleontologic criteria by Richard Rezak. Data on the Belt series in Montana, and related rocks, with a stratigraphic classification. 122p., 3 plates in pocket (Plate 1 is on 4 sheets), 7 figures, 33 tables (1 in pocket, rest in text). Thus, there are 7 sheets in the pocket. Text and plates are in a hardshell binder.
USGS Professional Paper 351 : 1960 : Mode of flow of Saskatchewan Glacier, Alberta, Canada. Author: Meier. 70p. 5 plates in pocket. (One corner bumped.) $1
USGS Professional Paper 352-E : 1964 : Geomorphology of segmented alluvial fans in western Fresno county, California. By William B. Bull. A study of the interrelations of alluvial-fan morphology, drainage-basin characteristics and tectonic and climatic events. Pages 87-129, 2 plates in pocket, figures 53-84, 1 table. (Erosion and sedimentation in semiarid environment). $7
USGS Professional Paper 354-B : 1960 : Interpretation of the composition of trioctahedral micas. Author: Foster Shorter contributions to general geology. 41p. (One corner bumped.) $1
USGS Professional Paper 354-E : 1960 : Interpretation of the composition of lithium micas. By Margaret D. Foster (Shorter contributions to general geology.) Pages 115-147, 15 figures, 8 tables. Relations of lithian muscovites and lepidolites, and of siderophyllites, protolithionites, zinnwaldites, and lepidolites, based on publishe analyses. $1
USGS Professional Paper 354-F : 1960 : Zones and zonal variations in welded ash flows. By Robert L. Smith. A concept of zonation in ash flows based on degree of welding and type of crystallization. 11 pages, 2 plates (1 in pocket, rest in text). $2
USGS Professional Paper 354-G : 1960 : Deposition of uranium in salt-pan basins. Author: Kenneth G. Bell. 9p., 3 tables. $1
USGS Professional Paper 355 : 1960 : Studies of the Mowry shale (Cretaceous) and contemporary formations in the United States and Canada. By John B. Reeside, Jr., and William A. Cobban. A stratigraphic and paleontologic study of five large assemblages of gastroplitine cephalopods interpreted as five species of Neogastroplites having an unusual degree of variability. 126 pages plus plates pages, 58 plates (2 in pocket, rest in text), 30 figures, 10 tables. $3
USGS Professional Paper 356-C : 1961 : Geology and geochemistry of uranium in marine black shales, a review. By Vernon E. Swanson. (Uranium in carbonaceous rocks). Pages 67-112, 5 figs., 3 tables. (bumped corner) $1
USGS Professional Paper 356-D : 1962 : Geology of Uranium in coaly carbonaceous rocks. By James D. Vine. (Uranium in Carbonaceous rocks). Pages 113-170, 1 plate in pocket, figures 28-37, 18 tables. $1
USGS Professional Paper 358 : 1961 : Primary textures and mineral associations in the Ultramafic zone of the Stillwater Complex, Montana. By Everett D. Jackson. 106p., 92 figures, 10 tables. The petrographic features and origin of the layered chromitites, bronzitites, and harzburgites in the lower part of the Stillwater complex. $14
USGS Professional Paper 360 : 1964 : Geology and quicksilver deposits of the New Almaden district, Santa Clara county, California by Edgar H. Bailey and Donald L. Everhart. 206 pages, plus thick packet of 18 plates (many in color) in hardbound binder, 126 figures, 17 tables. SCARCE in beautiful original format.
USGS Professional Paper 363 : 1963 : Geology of the Capitol Reef area, Wayne and Garfield counties, Utah. By J. Fred Smith, Jr., Lyman C. Huff, E. Neal Hinrichs, and Robert G. Luedke. 102p., 2 plates in pocket, 33 figures. (lightly bumped edge) $14
USGS Professional Paper 364 : 1962 : Plant spores and other microfossils from upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian rocks of Ohio. By Marcia R. Winslow. Stratigraphic occurrence, systematic classification, and illustration of plant microfossils. 93 pages plus 22 plates on unnumbered pages. Total of 27 plates (5 are in pocket, rest in text), 12 figs. (bumped corner) $2
USGS Professional Paper 366 : 1961 : Ash-flow tuffs : their origin, geologic relations and identification. By Clarence S. Ross and Robert L. Smith. A study of the emplacement, by flowage, of hot gas-emitting volcanic ash; its induration by welding and crystallization, and criteria for recognizing the resulting rock. 81p., color frontispiece, 98 figures. (may have minor cover wear and marks) $9
USGS Professional Paper 367 : 1961 : Landslides along the Columbia River Valley, northeastern Washington. By Fred O. Jones, Daniel R. Embody, and Warren L. Peterson. With a section on Seismic Surveys, by Robert M. Hazelwood. 98p., 6 plates in pocket, 43 figures, 9 tables. Descriptions of landslides and statistical analyses of data on some 200 landslides in Pleistocene sediments. (Good, bumped edge or corners or minor soil on cover) $2
USGS Professional Paper 368 : 1962 : Geology and ore deposits of the Darwin Quadrangle, Inyo county, California by Wayne E. Hall and E.M. MacKevett, Jr. 87 pages, 10 plates in pocket (4 in full color). 34 figures, 10 tables. Among much more includes Darwin Hills overturned syncline, Talc City Hills syncline, Sant Rosa warp, Zinc Hill district, Lee district, Inyo Mountains, Santa Rosa mine, Coso range, Defiance workings, Christmas Gift mine, Bernon workings of the Darwin mine, Silver Reid mine, Durham mine, Fernando mine, St. Charles mine, Hidden Valley dolomite, Lee mine, Quartz Spring area, Lost Burro formation, Conglomerate Mesa, Lucky Jim mine, Alliance talc mine, and much more. (Very Good softcover) $50
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USGS Professional Paper 372-A : 1962 : The meteorologic phenomenon of drought in the Southwest. By H. E. Thomas. (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56.) 42p., frontispiece photos, 1 plate in pocket, 20 figs. (cover a bit faded) $1
USGS Professional Paper 372-B : 1964 : General effects of drought on water resources of the Southwest. By J. S. Gatewood, Alfonso Wilson, H. E. Thomas and L. R. Kister. (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56.) 55p., 1 plate in pocket, 14 figs., 7 tables. $1
USGS Professional Paper 372-C : 1963 : Effects of drought in central and South Texas. By H. E. Thomas and others. (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56.) 31p., 4 plates in pocket, 13 figs. (Corner bumped.) $1
USGS Professional Paper 372-D : 1963 : Effects of drought in the Rio Grande Basin. By H. E. Thomas and others. (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56.) 59p., 24 figs. $1
USGS Professional Paper 372-E : 1963 : Effects of drought in basins of interior drainage. By H. E. Thomas and others. (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56.) 51p., 27 figs., 4 tables. (Corners bumped.) $1
USGS Professional Paper 372-F : 1963 : Effects of drought in the Colorado River basin. By H. E. Thomas and others. (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56.) 51p., 23 figs., 2 tables. $1
USGS Professional Paper 372-G : 1963 : Effects of drought along Pacific Coast in California. By H. E. Thomas and others. (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56.) 25p., 1 plate in pocket, 11 figs., 1 table. $1
USGS Professional Paper 372-H : 1963 : General summary of effects of the drought in the Southwest. By H. E. Thomas (Drought in the southwest, 1942-56). 22 pages. $1
USGS Professional Paper 373 : 1960 : Aerial photographs in geologic interpretation and mapping. By Richard G. Ray. The use of aerial photographs to obtain qualitative and quantitative geologic information, and instrument procedures employed in compiling geologic data from aerial photographs. 230p., 116 figs. A neat book! Multiple copies may be available. $3
USGS Professional Paper 375 : 1962 : Paleocene flora of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. By Roland W. Brown. 119p., Plus unnumbered pages with 69 plates and their matching caption pages, 1 figure. A study of 170 kinds of plants and the strata that yield them, showing how they apply in the delimitation of the Paleocene series. An impressive report. Very Good. $18
USGS Professional Paper 377 : 1964 : Ore deposits of the St. Lawrence county magnetite district, NW Adirondacks, New York by B.F. Leonard and A.F. Buddington. The mineralogy, petrology, structure, and genesis of the ores in their geologic setting, with detailed geologic and dip-needle maps. 259 pages, 21 plates (some in color) in separate hardbound binder, 31 figures, 44 tables. NEW. $15
USGS Professional Paper 378-A : 1963 : Geology and ore deposits of the South Silverton Mining area, San Juan county, Colorado. By David J. Varnes. (South Silverton Mining area, San Juan county, Colorado). 56p., 7 plates in pocket, 27 figures, 7 tables. Among much more, this report includes Little Nation mine, Pride of the West mine, Bakers Park, Cunningham gulch, Animas Valley, Swansea gulch, Titusville vein, Shenandoah vein, Aspen mine, Shenandoah-Dives mine, Highland Mary mine, Osceola mine, Marcella mine, and more. SCARCE.
USGS Professional Paper 383-B : 1964 : Geologic factors that control the occurrence and availability of ground water in the Fort Rock Basin, Lake County, Oregon. By E. R. Hampton. (Hydrology of volcanic-rock terranes.) 29p., 1 plate (on two sheets) in pocket, 10 figs., 2 tables. (Corners bumped.) $1
USGS Professional Paper 384-B : 1967 : Solution studies of chrysotile, lizardite and antigorite. By George T. Faust and Bartholomew S. Nagy. (Studies of the natural phases in the system MgO-SiO2-H2O and the systems containing the congeners of magnesium). Pages 93-105, 4 figures, 4 tables. Reevaluation of the differential solution method for serpentine-group minerals. $1
USGS Professional Paper 385 : 1964 : Geology and mineral deposits of the Mount Morrison quadrangle, Sierra Nevada, California. By C. Dean Rinehart ad Donald C. Ross. With a section on A gravity study of Long Valley by L. C. Pakiser. 106 pages, 7 plates in ocket, 43 figures, 11 tables. (Very good, but cover has owner's stamp neatly crossed out). $22
USGS Professional Paper 387-A : 1961 : Botanical evidence of the modern history of Nisqually Glacier, Washington. By Robert S. Sigafoos and E. L. Hendricks. (Botanical evidence of glacier activity). 20p., 15 figures. A description of botanical methods used to determine dates of recession of three glaciers at Mount Rainier, Washington. $1
USGS Professional Paper 389 : 1962 : Geology and coal resources of the Cedar Mountain quadrangle, Iron county, Utah. By Paul Averitt. A study of the Hurricane Cliffs and the Kolob Terrace in the southern part of the historic Cedar City coal field. 72p., 3 plates in pocket, 22 figures, 8 tables. (bumped corners) $1
USGS Professional Paper 391-B : 1961 : Spectrographic analysis for selected minor elements in Pierre Shale. By Paul R. Barnett. (Analytical methods in geochemical investigations of the Pierre shale.) 10p., 13 figs., 2 tables. (a bit rumpled) $1
USGS Professional Paper 393-C : 1971 : Foraminifera from the Pierre Shale (Upper Cretaceous) at Red Bird, Wyoming. By James F. Mello. (Stratigraphy, paleontology, and sedimentation of a classic reference locality of the Pierre shale). 54 pages plus 7 unnumbered pages with plates, 7 plates, 4 figures, 5 tables. Sixty-one foraminiferal taxa are described from the complete section of the Pierre Shale at Red Bird, Wyoming. $1
USGS Professional Paper 396 : 1966 : Stratigraphy of some Paleozoic formations in the Independence Quadrangle, Inyo County, California. By Donald C. Ross. 64 pages, 5 plates in pocket, 19 figures. $1
USGS Professional Paper 398-B : 1966 : Tertiary Plants from the Cook Inlet region, Alaska. Author : Jack A. Wolfe. Discussion of floristic significance and systematics of some fossil plants from the Chickaloon, Kenai, and Tsadaka formations. 32 pages, 12 figures, 8 plates of fossil plants. Paleontology. $7
USGS Professional Paper 399-A : 1965 : Geology of Ishigaki-shima Ryukyu-retto. Author : Helen L. Foster. The stratigraphy, the geologic history, and the regional relations of a small island in a western Pacific island arc. 119p., 59 figures, 4 plates in pocket. (Good, may have bumped corners or owner's stamps) $1
USGS Professional Paper 399-B : 1964 : Eocene Megafossils from Ishigaki-shima Ryukyu-retto. Author : F. Stearns MacNeil. Mollusks and a new family of clypeasteroid echinoids are recorded from the Miyara formation of Ishigaki-shima, a formation which previously has yielded only foraminifera. 14p., 3 plates. (bumped corner) $1
USGS Professional Paper 399-C : 1964 : Eocene Algae from Ishigaki-shima Ryukyu-retto. Author : J. Harlan Johnson. Description of six new species from exceptionally well preserved specimens of Eocene limestone. 13p., 1 figures, 14 tables, 7 plates. (bumped corner) $1
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