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United States Geological Survey
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USGS Professional Paper 400-B : 1960 : Short papers in the geological sciences. Scientific notes and summaries of investigations prepared by members of the Geologic Division in the fields of geology and allied sciences. 515 pages, illustrated. This is a collection of 232 short papers bound together. (Good. Back cover missing a corner). $25

Sample content of USGS Professional Paper 400-B :
Lithofacies of the Copper Harbor conglomerate, northern Michigan.
Pre-ore age of faults at Leadville, Colorado.
Pre-ore propylitization, Silverton caldera, Colorado.
Relation of mineralization to caldera subsidence in the Creede district, San Juan Mountains, Colorado.
Alinement of mining districts in north-central Nevada.
Early Tertiary volcanic geology of an area north and west of Butte, Montana.
Origin of the Main period veins, Coeur d’Alene district, Idaho.
Hugo pegmatite, Keystone, South Dakota.
A new beryllium deposit at the Mount Wheeler mine, White Pine county, Nevada.
Thermoluminescence and porosity of host rocks at the Eagle mine, Gilman, Colorado.
Review of the causes of subsidence.
Pre-Silurian stratigraphy in the Shin Pond and Stacyville quadrangles, Maine.
Salt anticlines and deep-seated structures in the Paradox basin, Colorado and Utah.
Pahala ash – an unusual deposit from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii.
Gigantopteridaceae in Permian floras of the Southwestern United States.
Brecciation and mixing of rock by strong shock.
The death valley salt pan, a study of evaporates.
AND MUCH MORE – a great book.

USGS Professional Paper 401 : 1964 : Lake Lahontan – Geology of southern Carson Desert, Nevada. By R. B. Morrison. A stratigraphic study of the Cenozoic geology of part of the basin of Lake Lahontan, one of the great late Pleistocene lakes of Western United States. 156 pages, 12 plates in pocket, 39 figures, 12 tables. Text and plates are in a hard-shell folder. (Good. May have one partly-cracked hinge on hard-shell folder OR bumped corner.) $6

USGS Professional Paper 404 : 1964 : Stratigraphy and structure of the northern and western flanks of the Black Hills uplift, Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. By Charles S. Robinson, William J. Mapel, and Maximilian H. Bergendahl. 134p., 5 plates in pocket (on a total of 6 sheets), 8 figures, 1 table. $32

USGS Professional Paper 405 : 1962 : Saline minerals of the Green River Formation. Author: Fahey With a section on X-ray powder data for saline minerals of the Green River Formation. 50p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 406 : 1962 : The Eureka mining district, Nevada by Thomas B. Nolan. 78p., 11 plates (on a total of 13 sheets) in pocket, 15 figures, 2 tables. Plates and text in hardbound binder.

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Good Plates AND Text (Binder spine faded and one hinge needs tape. Minor edge wear, owner's name.) - $35
Good Plates ONLY (Binder may have minor wear) - $15

USGS Professional Paper 410 : 1964 : Stratigraphy and structure of part of the Western Sierra Nevada metamorphic belt, California. By Lorin D. Clark. 70 pages, 11 plates in pocket, 16 figures, 7 tables Complete set : Good. Text and plates are in a hardshell folder. $24

USGS Professional Paper 411-C : 1961 : Transverse dispersion in liquid flow through porous media.. By Eugene S. Simpson. (Fluid movement in earth materials.) 30p., 29 figs., 1 table. $1

USGS Professional Paper 411-D : 1962 : Review of some elements of soil-moisture theory.. Author: Remson. Fluid movement in earth materials. 38p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 411-I : 1970 : Theory of dispersion in a granular medium. By Akio Ogata. (Fluid movement in earth materials) A review of the theorectical aspects of dispersion of fluid flowing through a porous material. 34 pages, 21 figures. $3

USGS Professional Paper 414-A : 1962 : Interpretation of the composition and a classification of the chlorites. By Margaret D. Foster. (Shorter contributions to general geology.) A study of the compositional relations of chlorites and a classification based on the two principal types of ionic replacement found in them. 33p., 9 figs., 2 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 414-B : 1962 : Mohrs theory of strength and Prandtls compressed cell in relation to vertical tectonics. By S. P. Kanizay. (Shorter contributions to general geology). Plastic mechanics of geologic deformation. 16p., 13 figs. $1

USGS Professional Paper 415 : 1964 : Geology and mineral deposits of the Thomas and Dugway ranges, Juab and Tooele counties, Utah. By Mortimer H. Staatz and Wilfred J. Carr. 188 pages, 9 plates in pocket, 63 figures, 27 tables. Very Good. $24

USGS Professional Paper 416 : 1964 : Geology and ore deposits of the Dragoon quadrangle, Cochise county, Arizona. By John R. Cooper and Leon T. Silver. With a discussion of the fauna and age of the Abrigo formation by A. R. Palmer. 196 pages, 13 plates in pocket, 39 figures, 2 tables. Very Good. $38

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USGS Professional Paper 417-C : 1964 : Hydrology and hydrogeology of Navajo Lake, Kane County, Utah. By M. T. Wilson and H. E. Thomas. (Contributions to stream-basin hydrology. 26p., 3 plates in pocket, 15 figures, 5 tables. (bumped corners) $1

USGS Professional Paper 417-D : 1964 : Chemical quality of the surface waters of the Snake River basin. Author: Laird Contributions to stream-basin hydrology. 47p. 5 plates in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 417-F : 1969 : A water budget of the Carson Valley, Nevada. Author: Piper Contributions to stream-basin hydrology. 8p. 1 plate in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 419 : 1963 : Miocene marine mollusks from the Astoria Formation in Oregon. By Ellen James Moore. 109p., plus 32 double-sided pages of plates that are not numbered. 33 plates (1 in pocket, rest in text), 9 figures, 3 tables. Systematics and relationships of the mollusks of the Astoria formation in Oregon : 97 species representing 45 families are described; 11 species are new. $2

USGS Professional Paper 420-A : 1965 : Geology of the Los Angeles Basin, California; an introduction. (Geology of the Eastern Los Angeles basin, southern California) The evolution of a most prolific oil district and the framework for several detailed reports on its geology and gravitational aspects. By Yerkes, R. F.; McCulloh, T. H.; Schoellhamer, J. E.; Vedder, J. G. 56p., frontispiece, 4 plates in pocket, 14 figures, 3 tables. $15

USGS Professional Paper 420-D : 1981 : Geology of the northern Santa Ana Mountains, California : a study in stratigraphy, structure, and structural evolution of the northern Santa Ana Mountains. By J. E. Schoellhamer, J. G. Vedder, R. F. Yerkes, and D. M. Kinney. (Geology of the eastern Los Angeles Basin, southern California). 109 pages, 4 plates in pocket, 23 figures, 6 tables. (Very Good, library stamps on cover and fly leaf) $38

USGS Professional Paper 421-A : 1963 : Quaternary geology and geomorphic history of the Kassler quadrangle, Colorado : Study of the Quaternary deposits and their fossils in relation ot the geomorphology of the east flank of the Front Range, Colorado. By Glenn R. Scott. (Geology of the Kassler quadrangle, Jefferson and Douglas counties, Colorado). Pages 1-70, 1 plate in pocket, 27 figures, 6 tables. (mild wear on plate) $12

USGS Professional Paper 421-B : 1963 : Bedrock geology of the Kassler quadrangle, Colorado. By Glenn R. Scott. (Geology of the Kassler quadrangle, Jefferon and Douglas counties, Colorado). Pages 71-125, 2 plates in pocket, 8 figures, 3 tables. A survey of he east flank of the Colorado Front Range with emphasis on Cretaceous rocks and on structural geology.

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Good - $14
Fair (Cover loose from staples, worn at spine. Library marks) - $8

USGS Professional Paper 422-B : 1963 : Hydraulic geometry of a small tidal estuary. Author: Myrick Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers. 18p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 422-C : 1963 : Drainage density and streamflow. By Charles W. Carlston. (Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers). 8 pages, 3 figures. $1

USGS Professional Paper 422-D : 1964 : Channel patterns and terraces of the Loup Rivers in Nebraska. Author: Brice Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers. 41p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 422-F : 1965 : Sediment yield of the Castaic Watershed, western Los Angeles County, California; a quantitative geomorphic approach. Author: Lustig. Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers. 23p. 2 plates in separate pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 422-I : 1966 : An approach to the sediment transport problem from general physics. By R. A. Bagnold. (Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers). 37 pages, 15 figures, 1 table. From considerations of energy balance and of mechanical equilibrium, a mathematical experession is derived relating the rates of sdiment transport as bedload and as suspended load to the expenditure of power by a statistically steady flow of water. $4

USGS Professional Paper 422-J : 1966 : Resistance to flow in alluvial channels. By D. B. Simons and E. V. Richardson. (Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers). 61 pages, 76 figures, 6 tables. (bumped corner). $3

USGS Professional Paper 424-B : 1961 : Short papers in the geologic and hydrologic sciences Articles 1-146. (Geological survey research 1961). 344p. (cover edge sunned) $14

SAMPLE content of USGS PP 424-B :
Temperature of formation of a Precambrian massive sulfide deposit, Copper King mine, Front Range, Colorado.
Coffinite in uranium vein deposits of the Front Range, Colorado.
Magnitude and frequency of floods in suburban areas.
Age of the “ribbon rock” of Aroostook county, Maine.
Iron ores of St. Lawrence county, northwest Adirondacks, New York.
Characteristics of seiches on Oneida Lake, New York.
Abandonment of Unaweep canyon, Mesa county, Colorado.
Collapse structures of southern Spanish Valley, southeastern Utah.
Age relations of the Climax composite stock, Nevada Test Site Nye county, Nevada.
Relation of supports to geology in the Harold D. Roberts Tunnel, Colorado.
Liquid-level tiltmeter measures uplift produced by hydraulic facturing (fracking).
MUCH more.

USGS Professional Paper 424-C : 1961 : Short papers in the geologic and hydrologic sciences, articles 147-292. (Geological Survey research 1961). 398 pages, illustrated. $18

SAMPLE content of USGS Professional Paper 424-C :
Gold deposits in the French Gulch – Deadwood district, Shasta and Trinity counties, California.
Origin and evolution of ore and gangue-forming solutions, Silverton caldera, San Juan Mountains, Colorado.
Geologic events culminating in primary metallization in the Central mining district, Grant Count, New Mexico.
Slate from the Greenville quadrangle, Maine.
Late-glacial marine deposits in the Salem quadrangle, Massachusetts.
End moraines on Kittatinny Mountain, Sussex county, New Jersey.
Folds and faults in the eastern part of the Marquette iron range, Michigan.
Silicification of the Kona dolomite in the eastern part of the Marquette iron range, Michigan.
Relation of deep and shallow artesian aquifers near Kynndyl, Utah.
Tritium-age of ground water at the Nevada Test Site, Nye county, Nevada.
Metamorphism and structural history of the Coal Creek area, Front Range, Colorado.
Emplacement of the Wilson Peak stock and associated intrusive rocks, San Miguel Mountains, Colorado.
Trap-door intrusion of the Cameron Creek laccolith, near Silver City, New Mexico.
And much, much more!

USGS Professional Paper 424-D : 1961 : Short papers in the geologic and hydrologic sciences, Articles 293-435. (Geological Survey research, 1961). 408p. $18

SAMPLE content of USGS Professional Paper 424-D :
Potassic felspathization and thorium deposition in the Wet Mountains, Colorado.
Volcanic rocks of Ordovician age in the Mount Chase ridge, Island Falls quadrangle, Maine.
Variation in temperature of two streams on Long Island, New York.
Effects of a buried anticline on ground water in Navajo sandstone in the Copper Mine – Preston Mesa area, Coconino county, Arizona.
Landslides east of Funeral Mountains, near Death Valley Junction, California.
Central vent ash-flow eruption, western San Juan mountains, Colorado.
Deformation accompanying the Hebgen Lake, Montana, earthquake of August 17, 1959.
Recession of the Portage Glacier, Alaska.
Cave deposits of phosphate rock in central Java, Indonesia.
Polygonal features on bedrock, North Greenland,
Geologic ranges of Cenozoic nonmarine diatoms.
Electrical properties of a part of the Portage Lake lava series, Houghton county, Michigan.
Geochemical surveying for gold veins in the Atlantic district, Wyoming.
Disposal of uranium-mill effluent near Grants, New Mexico.

USGS Professional Paper 427-B : 1964 : Influences of strip mining on the hydrologic environment of parts of Beaver Creek basin, Kentucky, 1955-59. By Charles R. Collier and others. (Hydrologic influences of strip mining.) 85p., 2 plates in pocket, 50 figs., 40 tables. (bumped corners) $1

USGS Professional Paper 427-C : 1970 : Influences of strip mining on the hydrologic environment of parts of Beaver Creek basin, Kentucky, 1955-66. Author: Collier Hydrologic influences of strip mining. 80p. 2 plates in pocket. (Fair/Poor : Damp damage to text (mostly confined to one corner) - nothing stuck. Plates are fine.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 427-D : 1985 : Influences of strip mining on the hydrologic environment of parts of Beaver Creek basin, Kentucky, 1973-74. Author: Krieger Hydrologic influences of strip mining. 63p. (Very minor paper damage on small spot on back cover.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 428 : 1963 : Geology and mineral deposits of the Jefferson City Quadrangle, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, Montana. By George E. Becraft, Darrell M. Pinckney, and Sam Rosenblum. 101p., 18 plates in pocket, 50 figures, 12 tables. Text and plates are in a hardshell folder. $12

USGS Professional Paper 431 : 1964 : Geology and mineral deposits of the Osgood Mountains quadrangle, Humboldt county, Nevada by Preston E. Hotz and Ronald Willden. Stratigraphy and structure of Paleozoic rocks, granitic intrusions, contact metamorphism, and deposits of tungsten, gold, and other minerals. 129p., 11 plates in pocket.

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Good (bumped corners, owner's marks on cover and title page) - $48
Fair (Generally Good. Geologic map has some light soil, cover beginning to separate from spine, spine neatly taped with cloth tape, bumped corners) - $32

USGS Professional Paper 433-B : 1964 : Dispersion of dissolved or suspended materials in flowing streams. Author: Glover Transport of radionuclides by streams. 32p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 433-E : 1968 : A laboratory investigation of open-channel dispersion processes for dissolved, suspended, and floating dispersants. Author: Sayre Transport of radionuclides by streams. 71p. $1

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USGS Professional Paper 433-K : 1970 : Stream dispersion at selected sites. Author: Godfrey Transport of radionuclides by streams. 38p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 433-L : 1973 : Distribution of radionuclides in bottom sediments of the Columbia River estuary. Author: Hubbell Transport of radionuclides by streams. 63p. 2 plates in separate pocket. (Corners bumped. Contrasty fading on front cover.) $2

USGS Professional Paper 433-N : 1973 : Radionuclides in transport in the Columbia River from Pasco to Vancouver, Washington. Author: Haushild Transport of radionuclides by streams. 43p. (Corners bumped.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 434-A : 1963 : Probability distribution of low flows. Author: Matalas (Statistical studies in hydrology.) 27p. $2

USGS Professional Paper 434-C : 1963 : Use of correlation to improve estimates of the mean and variance.. Author: Fiering. Statistical studies in hydrology. 9p. (Bent corner.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 434-F : 1971 : A flood-frequency relation based on regional record maxima. Author: Carrigan Statistical studies in hydrology. 1971. 22p. (One corner bent.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 436 : 1963 : Metamorphism in the Riggins region, Western Idaho. By Warren Hamilton. A study of the physical and chemical characteristics of the metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks, and of the conditions of their origin and metamorphism. 95 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 79 figures, 8 tables. (Good. Bumped corner, ownership marks). $15

USGS Professional Paper 438 : 1964 : Structural geology and volcanism of Owens Valley region, California – a geophysical study. By L. C. Pakiser, M. F. Kane, and W. H. Jackson. 68 pages, 3 plates (on a total of 5 sheets) in pocket, 20 figures, 1 table. (lightly bumped corner) $24

USGS Professional Paper 440-B-1 = 440-B Part 1 : 1979 : Data of geochemistry 6th edition, Chapter B : Cosmochemistry, Part 1, Meteorites. By Brian Mason. 132p., 22 figures, 84 tables. Tabulation and discussion of elemental abundances in the different classes of stony and iron meteorites, and in their constituent minerals. VG $3

USGS Professional Paper 440-F : 1963 : Data of geochemistry 6th edition, Chapter F : Chemical compostion of subsurface waters by Donald E. White, John D. Hem, and G.A. Waring. Tabulation and discussion of chemical analyses – many previously unpublished, representing subsurface waters from many geologic environments, with descriptions of the sources of the waters. 67p., 11 tables. $4

USGS Professional Paper 440-JJ : 1972 : Data of geochemistry 6th edition, Chapter JJ : Composition of Fluid Inclusions by Edwin Roedder. Review of world literature on analysis of fluid inclusions, applicability and limitation sof the methods used, published and unpublished data obtained, and their geological implications. 164 pages, 12 plates. $9

USGS Professional Paper 445 : 1965 : Ore deposits of the Coeur d’Alene district, Shoshone county, Idaho. By Verne Fryklund, Jr. With a section on the bleached rock in the Coeur d’Alene district by Paul Weis. 103p., 5 plates in pocket, 47 figures, 26 tables. $19

USGS Professional Paper 446 : 1964 : Geology of the Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico. By Philip T. Hayes. Geology of a 970-square-mile area with emphasis on Permian stratigraphy. 69 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 29 figures, 3 tables. $22

USGS Professional Paper 447 : 1965 : The Comanche Series and associated rocks in the subsurface in central and South Florida. Author: Applin. 92p. 7 plates in pocket. (Back cover has extra wear.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 449 : 1964 : Geology of the central and northern parts of the Western Cascade Range in Oregon. By Dallas L. Peck, Allan B. Griggs, Herbert G. Schlicker, Francis G. Wells, and Hollis M. Dole. 56p., 1 plate in pocket, 36 figures, 9 tables. (May have bumped corner) $9

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USGS Professional Paper 450-B : 1962 : Short papers in geology, hydrology, and topography; Articles 1-59. Author: USGS Geological Survey research 1962. 144 pages, illustrated. Scientific notes and summaries of investigations prepared by members of the Geologic, Water Resources, and Topographic divisions in the fields of geology, hydrology, topography, and allied sciences. Topics include Taylor mining district near Ely Nevada, Teepee Creek quadrangle in Gallatin county Montana, Clay balls in Rio Puerco, Vanadium-rich garnet from Laguna New Mexico, Saline features of a small ice platform in Taylor Valley Antarctica, Champlin Creek on Long Island, and much more. $12

USGS Professional Paper 450-D : 1962 : Short papers in geology, hydrology, and topography; Articles 120-179. 60 different articles on lots of great topics such as the Arizona Meteor crater. 195p. Good : Has been a bit crumpled, very mild. $14

USGS Professional Paper 451 : 1965 : Geology and artesian water supply, Grand Junction area, Colorado By S. W. Lohman. 149p., 2 plates in pocket, 47 figs., 9 tables. (several owners marks on cover, otherwise VG). $2

USGS Professional Paper 453 : 1964 : Geology of the Abajo mountains area, San Juan county, Utah. By Irving J. Witkind. A study of a major laccolithic center on the Colorado Plateau. 110p., 5 plates in pocket (on a total of 6 sheets), 38 figures, 12 tables. $2

USGS Professional Paper 454-A : 1963 : Petrography of some sandstones and shales of Paleozoic age from borings in Florida. Author: Carroll Shorter contributions to general geology. 15p. (One corner bent, bumped edges.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 454-BC : 1963 : Pillowed lavas; I : Intrusive layered lava pods and pillowed lavas, Unalaska Island, Alaska, AND Pillowed Lavas, II : A review of Recent literature. By George L. Snyder and George D. Fraser. (Shorter contributions to general geology.) 30p., 18 figs., 2 tables. (bumped corner) $1

USGS Professional Paper 454-E : 1963 : New data on the isostatic deformation of Lake Bonneville. By Max D. Crittenden Jr. (Shorter contributions to general geology.) 31 pages, 12 figures, 1 table. (Good, with blacked out owner's marks on cover). $1

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USGS Professional Paper 454-H : 1963 : The disparity between present rates of denudation and orogeny by A.S. Schumm. Modern rates of denudation and orogeny are compared, and the geologic implications of the disparity between them are considered. 13p. (lightly bumped corners) $1

USGS Professional Paper 454-J : 1964 : Geology of Bullfrog quadrangle and ore deposits related to Bullfrog Hills Caldera, Nye county, Nevada and Inyo county, California by Henry R. Cornwall and Frank J. Kleinhampl. 25 pages, 9 plates in pocket (2 are color), 3 tables (1 in pocket, rest in text). Thus, there are 10 items in the pocket. $9

USGS Professional Paper 454-M : 1964 : Bedrock valleys of the new England coast as related to fluctuations of sea level. By Jeseph E. Upson and Charles W. Spencer. (Shorter Contributions to General Geology). Depths to bedrock in coastal valleys of New England, and nature of sedimentary fill resulting form sea-level fluctuations in Pleistocene and Recent time. 44p., 5 plates in pocket, 9 figures, 7 tables. (ownership marks crossed off on front cover) $1

USGS Professional Paper 455-A-F : 1963 : Geology of uranium-bearing veins in the conterminous United States. By George W. Walker, Frank W. Osterwald, and John W. Adams. 120p. 1 plate in pocket, 43 figures, 9 tables. NOTE : PART G not in all copies, it adds 26 pages and 18 figures.

Contents of USGS PP 455 A-F :
USGS Professional Paper 455-A : Introduction to the geology of Uranium-bearing veins in the conterminous United States, including sections on geographic distribution and classification of veins. By George W. Walker and Frank W. Osterwald.
USGS Professional Paper 455-B : Age of Uranium-bearing veins in the Conterminous United States. By George W. Walker.
USGS Professional Paper 455-C : Host rocks and their alterations as related to Uranium-bearing veins in the Conterminous United States. By George W. Walker.
USGS Professional Paper 455-D : Mineralogy, internal structural and testural characteristics, and paragenesis of Uranium-bearing veins in the Conterminous United States. By George W. Walker and John W. Adams.
USGS Professional Paper 455-E : Supergene alteration of Uranium-bearing veins in the Conterminous United States. By George W. Walker.
USGS Professional Paper 455-F : Concepts of origin of Uranium-bearing veins in the conterminous United States. By George W. Walker and Frank W. Osterwald.
USGS Professional Paper 455-G : Structural control of Uranium-bearing vein deposits and districts in the conterminous United States. By Frank W. Osterwald. 26 pages, Figures 44-61. Includes Carroll mine, Fuesner mine, Crooks Gap in Fremont County, Mary L claim, Rex No. 1 mine, Ran-Rex mine, Ridenour mine, Hack Canyon mine, Golden Gate Canyon District, Gas Hills district, Marysvale district, more. (this part NOT in ALL copies).

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Very Good HARDBACK USGS PP 455-A-G (Dark brown cloth) - $30
Good Softcover USGS PP 455-A-F (bumped corner) - $15

USGS Professional Paper 458-B : Rocks, structure, and geologic history of Steamboat Springs thermal area, Washoe county, Nevada. By Donald E. White, G. A. Thompson, and C. H. Sandberg. (Geology and geochemistry of the Steamboat Springs area, Nevada.) 62p., 5 plates in pocket, 25 figures, 5 tables. Mount Rose and Virginia City quadrangles.

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Good (lightly bumped corners) - $24
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USGS Professional Paper 458-C : 1968 : Hydrology, activity, and heat flow of the Steamboat Springs thermal system, Washoe county, Nevada by Donald E. White. (Geology and geochemistry of the Steamboat springs area, Nevada) The present physical activity and detailed behavior of a notable hot-spring system, where water of surface origin circulates deeply in rocks of low bulk permeability. 109 pages, 4 plates in pocket, 49 figures, 41 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 458-D : 1979 : Duration of hydrothermal activity at Steamboat Springs, Nevada, from ages of spatially associated volcanic rocks. By M. L. Silberman, D. E. White, T. E. C. Keith, and R. D. Dockter. (Geology and geochemistry of the Steamboat Springs area, Nevada.) 14 pages, 3 figures, 2 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 459-A : 1964 : Stratigraphy and structure of the Antler Peak quadrangle, Humboldt and Lander counties, Nevada by Ralph J. Roberts. (Geology of the Antler Peak quadrangle, Nevada.) Descriptions and regional relations of geologic units in a complex mining district. 93p. 7 plates in pocket, 37 figures, 10 tables. (Cover edges mildly bumped) $12

USGS Professional Paper 459-B : 1965 : Ore deposits of the Antler Peak Quadrangle, Humboldt and Lander counties, Nevada by Ralph J. Roberts and D.C. Arnold. Geology of the Antler Peak Quadrangle, Nevada. Summary of base- and precious-metal deposits in the Battle Mountain mining district. 94p., 19 plates in pocket, 19 figures, 7 tables. Text and plates are in a hardshell binder. $18

USGS Professional Paper 461 : 1964 : Geology of the Klondyke quadrangle, Graham and Pinal counties, Arizona. By Frank S. Simons. Includes a part of the Basin and Range province and several small base metal mining areas. 173 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 57 figures, 8 tables. Ask if you need to know a specific mine is included. $9

USGS Professional Paper 462-A : 1964 : Discharge of sands and mean-velocity relationships in sand-bed streams. By Bruce R. Colby. (Sediment ransport in alluvial channels). 47 pages, 30 figures. (bumped corner). $2

USGS Professional Paper 462-G : 1965 : Effects of water temperature on the discharge of bed material. Author: Colby Sediment transport in alluvial channels. 25p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 464 : 1965 : Devonian rocks and paleogeography of Central Arizona. By Curt Teichert. 181p. plus 21 unnumbered pages of plates, 32 plates (11 plates in pocket, rest in text), 40 figures, 8 tables. Stratigraphic, lithologic, and paleoecologic studies of the Devonian rocks of central Arizona, as a basis of reconstructing Devonian paleogeography. $4

USGS Professional Paper 465 : 1965 : Tectonic and igneous geology of the northern Shoshone range, Nevada by James Gilluly and Olcott Gates. With sections on gravity in Crescent Valley by Donald Plouff and Economic geology by Keith B. Ketner. 153p., 6 plates in pocket (on a total of 9 sheets), 53 figures, 11 tables. Text and plates are in a hardbound binder. Good (Mildly bumped corners, plate pocket has some splits, one plate mis-folded, hard-shell folder has some wear at spine) - $38

USGS Professional Paper 466 : 1965 : Alluvial fans in the Death Valley Region, California and Nevada. By Charles S. Denny. A survey and interpretation of some aspects of desert geomorphology. 62 pages, 5 plates in pocket, 28 figures, 7 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 467 : 1965 : Geology of the Prescott and Paulden quadrangles, Arizona. By Medora H. Krieger. 127p., 5 plates in pocket, 31 figures, 18 tables. A detailed discussion of the stratigraphy and structure and a brief description of the geography, physiography, and mineral and water resources. (bumped edge) $20

USGS Professional Paper 468 : 1964 : Crystal chemistry of beryllium. Author: Ross. 30p. (One corner bumped.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 473-A : 1964 : Geochemistry of ground water in mine drainage problems. Author: Barnes. Mining hydrology. 6p. (One corner bent on back cover.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 474-B : 1965 : Geology and uranium deposits of Elk Ridge and vicinity, San Juan county, Utah. By Richard Q. Lewis, Sr. and Russell H. Campbell. (Shorter contributions to general geology.) 69 pages, 2 plates in pocket, 33 figures, 4 tables. Has a whole section on individual mines in the economic geology section, such as Avalanche No. 13 mine, Horseshoe No. 1 mine, Payday mine, Waban mine and many others. (mild cover wear) $18

USGS Professional Paper 474-D : 1964 : The 1961 eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. By D. H. Richter, W. U. Ault, J/ P. Eaton, and J. G. Moore. A detailed account of the three summit eruptions and one flank eruption that occurred during 1961 and the accompanying tumescence, seismic activity, and active faulting. (Shorter contributions to general geology.) 34 pages, 30 figures, 4 tables. (bumped corners) $1

USGS Professional Paper 474-E : 1964 : Uraniferous phosphatic lake beds of Eocene age in intermontane basins of Wyoming and Utah. By J. D. Love (Shorter contributions to general geology). 66p. 5 plates in pocket, 22 figures, 17 tables. (One corner bumped or Slight soil on back cover.) $1

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USGS Professional Paper 478 : 1965 : Geology of the Coeur d’Alene district, Shoshone county, Idaho by Hobbs, Griggs, Wallace and Campbell. A description of the stratigraphy and structure of one of the world’s largest lead-, zinc-, and silver-producing mining districts. 139p., 10 plates in pocket, 35 figures, 4 tables. Text and plates are in a harshell binder.

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Text AND Plates - Good (Cardboard binder may have minor wear. Text and plates Very Good) - $25
Text AND Plates - Good/Fair (Cardboard binder hinges cracked through to inner layer, needs clear tape. Text and plates Good) - $15

USGS Professional Paper 483-I : 1965 : Correlation and foraminifera of the Monmouth Group (Upper Cretaceous), Long Island, New York. Author: Perlmutter Contributions to paleontology. 1965. 37p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 485-B : 1965 : Throughfall for summer thunderstorms in a juniper and pinyon woodland, Cibecue Ridge, Arizona. Author: Collings Vegetation and hydrologic phenomena. 13p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 485-C : 1967 : Annual growth of suppressed chestnut oak and red maple--A basis for hydrologic inference. Author: Phipps Vegetation and hydrologic phenomena. 27p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 486-H : 1973 : Geohydrology of the Yuma area, Arizona and California. By F. H. Olmsted, O. J. Loeltz, and Burdge Irelan. (Water resources of lower Colorado River – Salton Sea area). 227 pages, 17 plates in pocket, 58 figures, 21 tables. Text and plates are in a hardshell folder. $16

USGS Professional Paper 486-I : 1977 : Analog simulation of the ground-water system, Yuma, Arizona. Author: Patten Water resources of lower Colorado River Salton sea area. 10p. 1 plate in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 490 : 1965 : Geology of the Flaming Gorge area, Utah – Colorado – Wyoming. By Wallace R. Hansen. A reexamination of an area first made known through the Territorial surveys of Powell, King and Hayden. 196p., 3 plates in pocket, 68 figures, 7 tables.

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Very Good - $24
Good (back cover edge bumped) - $19
Good (bound into stiff boards with cloth spine and cloth hinges inside, has original front cover with a repaired corner, next two pages missing blank corner tip) - $14

USGS Professional Paper 494-A : 1966 : Stratigraphy and structure, Death Valley, California. By Charles B. Hunt and Don R. Mabey. Stratigraphy and structural geology, both of the surficial deposits and bedrock. (General geology of Death Valley, California). 162 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 120 figures, 26 tables. (Good. Has owner's stamp on cover, OR small blacked-out owner's initials). $45

USGS Professional Paper 494-B : 1966 : Hydrologic basin, Death Valley, California. By Charles B. Hunt, T. W. Robinson, Walter A. Bowles, and A. L. Washburn. A description of the hydrology, geochemistry, and patterned ground of the saltpan. (General geology of Death Valley, California). 138 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 73 figures, 53 tables. (Very Good). $2

USGS Professional Paper 495-A : 1965 : Stratigraphy and geologic history of the uppermost Cretaceous, Paleocene, and Lower Eocene rocks in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. By William R. Keefer. (Geology of the Wind River Basin, Central Wyoming). 77p., 4 plates in pocket, 38 figures, 7 tables. Good. $10

USGS Professional Paper 495-C : 1970 : Cenozoic Geology of Granite Mountains area, Central Wyoming. By J. D. Love. (Geology of the Wind River Basin, Central Wyoming). Cenozoic history of a major mountain range and its influence on stratigraphy and economic resources in adjacent sedimentary basins. 154p., frontispiece, 10 plates in pocket, 61 figures, 13 tables (1 in pocket, rest in text). Thus, there are a total of 11 items in the pocket. Plates and text are in hard-shell folder. (Good / Very Good, corners may have light wear). $28

USGS Professional Paper 495-D : 1970 : Structural geology of the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. By William R. Keefer. (Geology of the Wind River Basin, central Wyoming). 35 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 21 figures, 3 tables. Good. $10

USGS Professional Paper 495-E : 1972 : Frontier, Cody, and Mesaverde formations in the Wind River and Southern Bighorn basins, Wyoming. By William R. Keefer. (Geology of the Wind River Basin, Central Wyoming). 23p., 3 plates in pocket, 9 figures, 2 tables.

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Good (back cover hinge partly torn due to thick plates in pocket, bumped edge.) - $8

USGS Professional Paper 496 : Contains papers 496-A and 496-B. Hardback, brown cloth. Good (lightly rubbed and bumped cover corners. Leading fly leaf has light soil and owner's name). $30

Contents of USGS PP 496:
USGS Professional Paper 496-A : 1964 : Geology of Green River formation and associated Eocene rocks in south-western Wyoming and adjacent parts of Colorado and Utah. By W. H. Bradley. (The Green River and associated Tertiary formations). 86p., 3 plates in pocket, 20 figures, 6 tables.
USGS Professional Paper 496-B : 1969 : Geochemistry and paleolimnology of the trona deposits and associated authigenic minerals of the Green River Formation of Wyoming. By W. H. Bradley and H. P. Eugster. Physical chemistry that determined formation of thick and extensive trona and trona-halite beds and accompanying authigenic minerals in the paleolimnologic and climatic setting is discussed. 71p., 35 figures, 23 tables, 2 plates in pocket

USGS Professional Paper 496-A : 1964 : Geology of Green River formation and associated Eocene rocks in south-western Wyoming and adjacent parts of Colorado and Utah. By W. H. Bradley. (The Green River and associated Tertiary formations). 86p., 3 plates in pocket, 20 figures, 6 tables.

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Fair (All Good, but spine has been taped with archival clear tape) - $10

USGS Professional Paper 496-B : 1969 : Geochemistry and paleolimnology of the trona deposits and associated authigenic minerals of the Green River Formation of Wyoming. By W. H. Bradley and H. P. Eugster. Physical chemistry that determined formation of thick and extensive trona and trona-halite beds and accompanying authigenic minerals in the paleolimnologic and climatic setting is discussed. 71p., 35 figures, 23 tables, 2 plates in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 497-B : 1964 : Removal of water and rearrangement of particles during the compaction of clayey sediments; review. By Robert H. Meade. Review of the pertinent literature on the factors influencing the water content and clay-particle fabric of clayey sediments under increasing overburden pressures. (Mechanics of aquifer systems.) 23 pages, 15 figures. $1

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USGS Professional Paper 504-D,E : 1965 : Studies of the Zeolites : composition of zeolites of the Natrolite group and compositional relations among Thomsonites, Gonnardites, and Natrolites. By Margaret D. Foster. (Shorter contributions to general geology). 17 pages, 6 figures, 7 tables. 504-D : Characteristic variations in composition of natrolites, scolecites, and mesolites, indicated by published analyses. 504-E : Relations among thomsonites, high-sodium thomsonites, gonnardites, high-sodium mesolites, and natrolites as indicated by published analyses. $1

USGS Professional Paper 505 : 1964 : Philmont country, the rocks and landscape of a famous New Mexico ranch. By G. D. Robinson, A. A. Wanek, W. H. Hays and M. E. McCallum. Illustrated by John R. Stacy. The geologic story of the last billion eventful years in the Philmont Ranch region, where the Cimarron Range rises from the High Plains. 152p., 6 plates in pocket, 132 figures. Very Good. $35

USGS Professional Paper 515 : 1967 : Paleotectonic investigations of the Permian system in the United States by E.D. McKee, S.S. Oriel, and others. This publication includes chapters A – K (each is a section of the US) plus references cited and index. 271 pages, illustrations numbered separately by chapter, 6 plates and 1 table in pocket (total of 7 items in pocket, rest in text). (Good. Back cover and spine covering a bit rough). $3

USGS Professional Paper 519 : 1967 : Geology and Uranium deposits of the Laguna district, New Mexico. By Robert H. Moench and John S. Schlee. A study of the Jackpile mine and other uranium deposits and their relations to regional stratigraphy, structure, and tectonics. 117 pages, 9 plates in pocket, 39 figures, 16 tables.

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Very Good (except title page is missing a small blank corner tip OR owner's name neatly marked out on cover corner) - $15
Good (Bumped corners OR neatly taped spine, cover scuff.) - $12

USGS Professional Paper 520 : 1967 : Geology and uranium deposits of the Ralston Buttes district, Jefferson county, Colorado. By Douglas M. Sheridan, Charles H. Maxwell, and Arden L. Albee. With sections on Paleozoic and younger sedimentary rocks, by Richard Van Horn. 121p., 8 plates in pocket, 33 figures, 33 tables (1 table is in pocket, rest in text). Thus, there are a total of 9 items in the pocket. Comprehensive study of the geology of a major district of productive uranium veins on the east flank of the Front Range west of Denver.

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Good / Very Good. (Text and plates in hardshell binder. Binder may have minor wear or minor soil)). $30
Good. (Text and plates are very good, in a manilla folder.) $22

USGS Professional Paper 524-G : 1967 : The Gulf Series in the subsurface in northern Florida and southern Georgia. Author: Applin Shorter contributions to general geology. 38p. 7 plates in pocket.

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Good : (bumped corners, minor pencil marks) $1

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USGS Professional Paper 526-B : 1966 : Stratigraphy of Madison group near Livingston, Montana, and discussion of karst and solution-breccia features. By Albert E. Roberts. (Geology of the Livingston area, southwestern Montana.) 23 pages, 10 figures, 1 table. $1

USGS Professional Paper 526-C : 1972 : Cretaceous and Early Tertiary depositional and tectonic history of the Livingston area, southwestern Montana. By Albert E. Roberts. (Geology of the Livingston area, southwestern Montana). 120p., 3 plates in pocket, 25 figures, 6 tables. A study of the character of the sedimentary rocks – their texture, variation in composition, age assignments, regional correlation, and tectonic implications. (bumped corner) $16

USGS Professional Paper 529-A : 1966 : Atlantic continental shelf and slope of the United States : geologic background. By K. O. Emery. 23p., 12 figures. A background discussion for a comprehensive investigation of the marine geology and associated hydrology of the Atlantic continental margin. $1

USGS Professional Paper 540 : 1967 : Twin Creek limestone (Jurassic) in the western interior of the United States. By Ralph W. Imlay. 105p. plus unnumbered pages with 16 plates and their facing captions. 18 figures, 12 tables. A description of the stratigraphic and faunal succession in the Twin Creek limestone and regional comparisons with contemporary formations. Fossils. (minor cover marks) $1

USGS Professional Paper 541 : 1966 : The Alaska earthquake March 27, 1964 : field investigations and reconstruction effort. By Wallace R. Hansen, Edwin B. Eckel, William E. Schaem, Robert E. Lyle, Warren George, and Genie Chance. HARDBACK, 111p., 67 figures, 3 tables. An introduction to the story of a great earthquake – its geologic setting and effects, the field investigations, and the public and private reconstruction efforts. (Cover has small ownership sticker and some minor marks, bumped corners. Inside VG) $6

USGS Professional Paper 548 : 1967 : Geology and fuel resources of the Green River formation, Southeastern Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado by W.B. Cashion. A study of the Green River formation in a 2,300 square mile area in Northeastern Utah and Northwestern Colorado. 48 pages, 5 plates in pocket, 12 figures, 5 tables. $10

USGS Professional Paper 550-B : 1966 : Geological Survey Research 1966 Chapter B. 225 pages, illustrated. This volume contains 43 individual reports plus indices. $8

A few of the 43 reports in USGS PP 550-B :
Tectonic movement in the Grapevine area, Kern county, California.
Cattle Creek anticline, a salt diapir near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Tertiary extrusive volcanic rocks in Middle Park, Grand county, Colorado.
The Milnor channel, an ice-marginal course of the Sheyenne River, North Dakota.
Occurrence and identification jordisite at Ambrosia Lake, New Mexico.
Tellurium and mercury in jasperoid samples.
Lava coils of some recent historic flows, Hawaii.
Hydrothermal alteration near the Kennecott copper mines, Wrangell Mountains area, Alaska. And MUCH more.

USGS Professional Paper 550-C : 1966 : Geological survey research 1966, Chapter C. 267 pages, illustrated. This volume contains 43 individual reports plus indices. $8

A few of the 43 reports in USGS PP 550-C :
Detachment faults in the central Santa Monica Mountains, California.
Description and relocation of part of the Ilse fault zone, Wet Mountains, Colorado.
Elastic moduli of granitic rock from in situ measurements of seismic velocity.
Rupture phenomena in the Silver Plume granite, Colorado.
Local thickening of basalts and late Tertiary silicic volcanism in the Canyon City quadrangle, northeastern Oregon.
Age of the Uncompahgre uplift and Unaweep Canyon, west-central Colorado.
Ferroselite in a roll-type uranium deposit, Powder River basin, Wyoming.
Distribution of selected metals in the Stockton district, Utah.
And MUCH more.

USGS Professional Paper 550-D : 1966 : Geological Survey research 1966, Chapter D. Scientific notes and summaries of investigations in geoloy, hydrology, and related fields. 267p. This volume contains 44 individual reports plus indices. (Good. Spine ends a bit rough) $8

A few of the 44 reports in USGS PP 550-D :
Possible window in the Elk Range thrust sheet near Aspen, Colorado.
Exotic blocks and coarse breccias in Mesozoic volcanic rocks of southeastern Arizona.
Last Chance thrust – a major fault in the eastern part of Inyo county, California.
The bedrock structure of Covey Hill and vicinity, northern New York and southern Quebec.
Cretaceous stratigraphy of the Kamishak Hills, Alaska peninsula.
Erect plants in the Early Silurian of Maine.
Significance of climbing-ripple structure.
Volcanic rocks dredged southwest of the Hawaiian Islands.
Magnetization of Keweenawan gabbro in northern Wisconsin and its relation to time of intrusion.
Formation of phyllonites in the Grandfather Mountain area, northwestern North Carolina.
Biotite, potassium-feldspar, and whole-rock aes of adamellite, Clark Mountains, West Antarctica.
The Whhite River formation as an aquifer in southeastern Wyoming …
The winter phytoplankton, and physical and chemical characteristics of Pretty Lake, Indiana.
Design and construction of a unique injection well on Long Island, New York.

USGS Professional Paper 552 : 1967 : Stratigraphy and regional tectonic implications of part of Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks, East-central San Juan basin, New Mexico. By Elmer H. Baltz. Prepared in cooperation with the Jicarilla Apache Tribe. 101p., 8 plates in pocket, 27 figures, 1 table. Plates and text are in a hard-shell folder. $4

USGS Professional Paper 554-B : 1967 : Big Snowy and Amsden groups and the Mississippian – Pennsylvanian boundary in Montana. By Edwin K. Maughan and Albert E. Roberts. A study of the Upper Mississippian and Pennsylvanian sedimentary formations with special emphasis on their regional correlation, variation in lithology, and age assignments. 27p., 4 plates in pocket, 7 figs., 2 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 554-C : 1967 : The nature of batholiths. By warren Hamilton and W. Bradley Myers. (Shorter contributions to general geology). A survey of features of U.S. batholiths leads to the interpretation that these complexes are generally thin and that they crystallized beneath covers consisting largely of their own volcanic ejecta. 30p., 8 figs. (may have owner's stamp) $1

USGS Professional Paper 554-F : 1967 : The internal magnetization of seamounts and its computer calculation. Author: Grossling Shorter contributions to general geology. 26p. 3 plates in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 556 : 1967 : Petrology of the Morrison formation in the Colorado Plateau region. By Robert A. Cadigan. Interpretation of regional compositional and textural trends in sandstone strata in a major uranium-ore-bearing formation which was deposited in a subsiding continental basin in Late Jurassic time. 113 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 65 figures, 27 tables. (name marked out on cover corner) $1

USGS Professional Paper 557 : 1967 : Geology of the Connors Pass quadrangle, Schell Creek Range, East-central Nevada by Harald Drewes. Stratigraphy and structure of a complexly deformed area in the Basin and Range province, and an evaluation of the tectonic environment in which it was developed. 93p. 3 plates in pocket (2 in color), 14 figures, 16 tables. $25

USGS Professional Paper 560-G : 1967 : Geology of the Arabian Peninsula : southwestern Iraq. By K. M. Al Naqib. A review of the geology of southwestern Iraq as shown on USGS Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-270-A, “Geologic map of the Arabian Peninsula,” 1963. 54 pages, 4 plates in pocket, 1 figure. $2

USGS Professional Paper 560-I : 1975 : Geology of the Arabian Peninsula, Jordan. By Friedrich Bender. 36p., 3 plates in pocket, 19 figures. A review of the geology of Jordan, a supplement to USGS Map I 270-A : Geologic map of the Arabian Peninsula. (Good / Fair. Either has a faint margin water mark (you probably will not even see it, does not touch plates or text) OR has noticeably bumped corners (plates are very good and not bumped). Please tell me if you have a preference between these two copies.) $25

USGS Professional Paper 562-B : 1967 : Flume experiments on the transport of a coarse sand. By Garnett P. Williams. (Sediment transport in alluvial channels.) 31 pages, 25 figures, 4 tables. (cover has owners stamps, faded edge strip) $1

USGS Professional Paper 562-C : 1969 : The behavior of large particles falling in quiescent liquids. Author: Stringham Sediment transport in alluvial channels. 36p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 562-D : 1969 : Response of a laboratory alluvial channel to changes of hydraulic and sediment-transport variables. By R. E. Rathbun, H. P. Guy, and E. V. Richardson. (Sediment transport in alluvial channels.) A comparison of the feed and recirculation systems of flume operation for laboratory studies of sediment transport and resistance to flow. 32 pages, 21 figures, 4 tables. (multiple owners marks on cover) $1

USGS Professional Paper 562-E : 1970 : Fluorescent sand as a tracer of fluvial sediment. Author: Kennedy Sediment transport in alluvial channels. 13p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 562-F : 1971 : Statistical properties of dune profiles. By Carl F. Nordin, Jr. (Sediment transport in alluvial channels.) 41 pages, 44 figures, 7 tables. . (Multiple owners marks on cover.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 562-K : 1973 : An experimental study of heavy-mineral segregation under alluvial-flow conditions.. Author: Brady Sediment transport in alluvial channels. 38p. (Cover detached from one staple.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 565 : 1967 : Subfamilies and genera of the Soricidae. By Charles A. Repenning. 74p., 42 figures. Classification, historical zoogeography, and temporal correlation of the shrews. Vertebrate fossils. $1

USGS Professional Paper 569-C : 1972 : Hydrologic significance of lithofacies of the Cane River Formation or equivalents of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Author: Payne Geohydrology of the Claiborne Group. 17p. 16 large plates in pocket. (Cardboard binder and back cover of text lightly stained.) $10

USGS Professional Paper 569-D : 1975 : Geohydrologic significance of lithofacies of the Carrizo Sand of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas and the Meridian Sand of Mississippi. Author: Payne Geohydrology of the Claiborne Group. 11p. 14 large plates in pocket. $2

USGS Professional Paper 572 : 1968 : Geology and coal resources of the Elk Valley area, Tennessee and Kentucky. By Kenneth J. Englund. 59 pages, 11 plates in pocket, 25 figures, 2 tables. A study of the resources, principally coal, and a description of the structural geology at the southwest end of the Cumberland overthrust sheet. Text and plates are in a hardshell folder. $5

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USGS Professional Paper 576-A : 1968 : Stratigraphy of Slick Rock District and Vicinity, San Miguel and Dolores counties, Colorado. Author : Daniel R. Shawe, George C. Simmons, and Norbert L. Archbold. A study of about 13,000 feet of strata of Paleozoic and Mesozoic age underlying the district forms the background for understanding the origin of uranium-vanadium deposits. 108p., 48 figures, 5 tables, 16 plates in pocket (on a total of 17 sheets). Plates and text in a hard-shell folder.

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Good (Binder Good. Text cover a bit scuffed, bumped corners. Plates are VG.) - $4
Fair (Generally Good. Binder has writing on front cover, one hinge partly rough. Text good. Plates are VG). - $2

USGS Professional Paper 576-D : 1976 : Sedimentary rock alteration in the Slick Rock District, San Miguel and Dolores counties, Colorado. By Daniel R. Shawe. (Geologic investigations in the Slick Rock District, San Miguel and Dolores counties, Colorado). Epigenetic alteration of sedimentary rocks was spatially and temporally related to deposition of uranium-vanadium ores. Mineralogic and chemical characteristics and distribution of altered rocks suggest that uranium- and vanadium-bearing pore waters that were expelled from compacted Upper Cretaceous Mancos Shale in early Tertiary time accounted for the alteration of sedimentary rocks and formation of the ores in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation. 51p., 2 plates in pocket, 28 figures, 24 tables. $2

USGS Professional Paper 576-E : 1976 : Geologic history of the Slick Rock District and vicinity, San Miguel and Dolores counties, Colorado. By Daniel R. Shawe. (Geologic investigations in the Slick Rock District, San Miguel and Dolores counties, Colorado). A review of the origin of sedimentary rocks and geologic history of the region indicates that formation of uranium-vanadium deposits was a natural result of the deposition of the rocks, the occurrence of intrastratal waters therein, and the postdepositional movement of the waters resulting from evolution of the sedimentary rock environment. 19p., 2 figures, 1 table. $1

USGS Professional Paper 578 : 1968 : Redescription of Upper Devonian conodont genera and species proposed by Ulrich and Bassler in 1926. By John W. Huddle. A modern taxonomic revision of the classic paper that initiated biostratigraphic use of conodonts. 44 of the original species are considered valid and distinct. 55p., 17 plates (unnumbered pages following text), 2 figs.

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USGS Professional Paper 581-A : 1967 : Seismic reflection profiles along the drill holes on the continental margin off Florida. Author: Emery Drilling on the continental margin off Florida. 8p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 583-B : 1967 : Calymenid and other Ordovician trilobites from Kentucky and Ohio. By Reuben James Ross, Jr. (Contributions to the Ordovician paleontology of Kentucky). Species of the trilobites Isotelus, Bathyurus?, Proetidella, Gravicalymene, Flexicalymene, and Acidaspis are described from Middle and Upper Ordovician strata of Kentucky. 19 pages plus 5 pages of plates, 3 figures. $5

USGS Professional Paper 593-A : 1967 : Permian Tethyan fusulinids from California. Author: Douglass Contributions to paleontology. 1967. 25p. (One corner bent.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 593-F : 1968 : On the nature of Polylopia. Author: Yochelson Contributions to paleontology. 1968. 10p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 594-A : 1968 : Stratigraphy of the Wind River formation in South-Central Wind River basin, Wyoming. By Paul E. Soister. (Shorter Contributions to General Geology). 50p., 5 plates in pocket, 19 figures, 1 table, frontipiece. A detailed study of the physical stratigraphy of the uranium-bearing formation in and near the important Gas Hills uranium district of central Wyoming. (mildly curved edge) $1

USGS Professional Paper 594-D : 1968 : Correlation and nomenclature of some Triassic and Jurassic rocks in Douth-Central Wyoming. By George N. Pipiringos. (Shorter Contributions to General Geology). 26 pages, 23 figures, 1 table. A revision of the correlation and nomenclature of the upper part of the Triassic system and of the marine part of the Jurassic system in south-central Wyoming. $1

USGS Professional Paper 594-G : 1968 : Geology of the igneous rocks of the Spanish Peaks region, Colorado. By Ross B. Johnson. (Shorter contributions to general geology). 47p., 1 plate in pocket, 9 figures, 21 tables, frontispiece. A study of the highly diverse igneous rocks and structures of a classic geologic area, with a discussion on the emplacement of these features. $10

USGS Professional Paper 594-K : 1968 : Geology of the Comstock-Indian Wells area, Val Verde, Terrell, and Brewster Counties, Texas. Author: Val. L. Freeman. (Shorter Contributions to General Geology). A description of the petrography and structure of the sedimentary rocks along the Rio Grande in the vicinity of the mouth of the Pecos River. 26p., 8 figures, 1 table, 3 plates in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 594-L : 1968: Stratigraphic significance and petrology of phosphate nodules at base of Niobrara Formation, east flank of Black Hills, South Dakota. Author: Tourtelot. (Shorter Contributions to General Geology). Phosphate replaces marlstone in microenvironments formed by mollusks. 25p., 9 figures, 2 plates in text. $1

USGS Professional Paper 596 : 1968 : The catastrophic Late Pleistocene Bonneville Flood in the Snake River Plain, Idaho. By Harold E. Malde. 52p., 26 figures, 8 tables. A study of colossal features of erosion and deposition produced along the Snake River by sudden overflow of Lake Bonneville. (Good, ownership marks) $25

USGS Professional Paper 598 : 1968 : River adjustment to altered hydrologic regimen; Murrumbidgee River and paleochannels, Australia. Author: Schumm. 65p. 2 plates in pocket. (Front cover has extra wear.) $1

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USGS Professional Paper 604 : 1969 : On batholiths and volcanoes – intrusion and eruption of Late Cenozoic magmas in the Glacier Peak area, North Cascades, Washington. Authors : R. W. Tabor and D. F. Crowder. Description of the Cloudy Pass batholith, the overlying Gamma Ridge volcanic rocks, and the still younger Glacier Peak volcano with discussion of the source magmas, their genetic ties, and the structures controlling their emplacement and eruption. 67p., 60 figures, 6 tables, 1 folded color geologic map in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 605-B : 1971 : Seismic refraction survey of Pleistocene drainage channels in the lower Great Miami River Valley, Ohio. Author: Watkins Ground water in the lower great Miami River valley, Ohio. 17p. 1 large plate in pocket. $2

USGS Professional Paper 605-C : 1968 : Effect of increased pumping of ground water in the Fairfield-New Baltimore area, Ohio; a prediction by analog-model study. Author: Spieker Ground water in the lower great Miami River valley, Ohio. 34p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 605-D : 1968 : Future development of the ground-water resources in the lower Great Miami River Valley, Ohio--Problems and alternative solutions. Author: Spieker. Ground water in the lower great Miami River valley, Ohio. 15p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 608-A : 1969 : Geology and beryllium deposits of the Lake George (or Badger Flats) Beryllium area, Park and Jefferson counties, Colorado. By C. C. Hawley. (Geology and ore deposits of the Southern Tarryall region, Park and Jefferson counties, Colorado). 44p., 4 plates in pocket, 14 figures, 9 tables. A study of the nonpegmatitic beryllium deposits, with special emphasis on their association with the late Precambrian Redskin Granite. (edge mildly curved) $17

USGS Professional Paper 609 : 1969 : Geology of the Tepee Creek Quadrangle, Montana – Wyoming. Author : Irving J. Witkind. A description of the stratigraphy, structure, and surficial deposits in a 15-minute quadrangle that includes the meizoseismal area of the Hebgen Lake earthquake of August 17, 1959. 101p., 30 figures, 7 tables, 2 folded plates in pocket. (May have owner stamp) $1

USGS Professional Paper 610 : 1968 : Principal gold-producing districts of the United States. by A.H. Koschmann and M.H. Bergendahl. A description of the geology, mining history, and production of the major gold-mining districts in 21 states. 283p., 28 figures.

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Very Good HARDBACK - $16
Good Softcover (all good) - $5
Good/Fair Softcover (cover corner chipped, next page taped there. Cover has very faint cup ring. OR All Very Good but has some highlighting in one section, about 20 pages) - $3

USGS Professional Paper 614-A : 1969 : Micromineralogy of Galena ores, Burgin Mine, East Tintic District, Utah. By Arthur S. RAdtke, Charles M. Taylor, and Hal T. Morris. (Shorter Contributions to General Geology). 17p., 11 figures, 7 tables. A study of the distribution of a variety of chemical elements in the major and minor minerals of a silver-rich lead and zinc replacement ore body. $1

USGS Professional Paper 614-B : 1969 : Isotopic composition of diagenetic carbonates in marine Miocene formations of California and Oregon. Author: Murata. 24p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 616 : 1969 : Geology of the Empire quadrangle, Grand, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties, Colorado. By William A. Braddock. 53p., 3 plates in pocket, 28 figures, 20 tables.

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Very Good (bumped corner) - $20
Good (various minor signs of use) - $15

USGS Professional Paper 617 : 1969 : Quaternary geology of the Grand and Battlement mesas area, Colorado. By Warren E. Yeend. 50p., 1 plate in pocket, 35 figures, 6 tables. Description, distribution, and geologic history of surficial deposits on and adjacent to Grand and Battlement Mesas, western Colorado. (Grand Junction area). (Bumped corners, cover wear. *** Includes supplemental material : 2 topo maps, 2 offprints, more).

USGS Professional Paper 620 : 1970 : Upper Precambrian and Lower Cambrian strata in the Southern Great Basin, California and Nevada. By John H. Stewart. 206 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 37 figures, 10 tables. Stratigraphy and origin of the thick upper Precambrian and Lower Cambrian detrital rocks that constitute the initial deposits of the Cordilleran geosyncline.

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Poor (All Good, but missing plate 3 (Palinspastic stratigraphic diagrams)) - $5

USGS Professional Paper 621 : 1971 : Coal-bearing Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian rocks, Washington area, Pennsylvania; Part 1, Lithofacies; Part 2, Economic and engineering geology. Author: Berryhill. 47p. 2 tables and 8 plates in pocket of Hardback binder. (Slight soil on back cover.) $8

USGS Professional Paper 622-A : 1969 : The behavior of straight open channels with movable beds. By Thomas Maddock, Jr. (Behavior of natural alluvial channels). 70p., 52 figures, 3 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 623 : 1970 : Chronology of emplacement of Mesozoic batholithic complexes in California and Western Nevada. By J. F. Evernden and R. W. Kistler. 42 pages, 2 plates in pocket, 10 figures, 6 tables. $9

USGS Professional Paper 625-B : 1970 : Geology and lode-gold deposits of the Nuka bay area, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. By Donald H. Richter. (Shorter contributions to Economic Geology). 16p., 1 plate in pocket, 2 figures, 4 tables. A study of gold-bearing quartz veins in regionally deformed slate-graywacke geosynclinal rocks on the southeast coast of the Kenai Peninsula. $18

USGS Professional Paper 625-D : 1969 : Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska. By Robert M. Chapman and Robert L. Foster. (Shorter contributions to Economic Geology). 25p., 1 plate in pocket, 2 tables. Lode mines and prospects were sampled and associated rock units mapped. Analyses made n 130 selected metallized and random samles showed anomalous amounts of gold and eight or more other elements. (bumped corner) $8

USGS Professional Paper 627-C : 1970 : Preliminary results of hydrologic studies at two recharge basins on Long Island, New York. Author: Seaburn Hydrology and some effects of urbanization on Long Island, New York. 17p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 629-A : 1970 : Upper Paleozoic rocks in the Oquirrh Mountains and Bingham Mining District, Utah. By E. W. Tooker and Ralph J. Roberts. With a section on Biostratigraphy and correlation by Mackenzie Gordon, Jr. and Helen M. Duncan. (Geologic studies of the Bingham Mining District, Utah). A study of the structures, the lithologic successions, and the fossils of two sequences of rocks of the same age that are juxtaposed by thrust faults. 76p., 13 figures, 6 tables. $9

USGS Professional Paper 630 : 1969 : Economic geology of the platinum metals. By John B. Mertie, Jr. A summary report on the geology of the platinum deposits of the world, with a discussion of the chemistry and mineralogy of the platinum grou of metals and a comprehensive bibliography. 120p., 1 folded plate in pocket (geologic map of Goodnews platinum district, Alaska), 8 figures, 43 tables. $9

USGS Professional Paper 631 : 1969 : Analysis of a 24 year photographic record of Nisqually Glacier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. By Fred M. Veatch. A contribution to the International Hydrological Decade. 52 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 39 figures, 1 table. 1971 printing.

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USGS Professional Paper 635 : 1970 : Uppermost Cretaceous and Tertiary stratigraphy of Fossil Basin, Southwestern Wyoming. By Steven S. Oriel and Joshua I Tracey, Jr. New subdivisions of the 7,000 foot thick continental Evanston, Wasatch, Green River, and Fowkes formations facilitate understanding of sediment genesis and Wyoming thrust-belt tectonic events. 53p., frontispiece, 16 figures, 4 tables. (cover has minimal soil OR lightly bumped edge OR ownership marks) $8

USGS Professional Paper 637 : 1970 : Geology of the salt anticline region in southwestern Colorado. By Fred W. Cater. With a section on stratigraphy by Fred W. Cater and Lawrence C. Craig. A study of the stratigraphy, structure, and geomorphology of an area characterized by large salt-cored anticlines, with a discussion of the growth of the salt cores. 80p., 2 plates in pocket (on a total of 3 sheets), 19 figures. (mildly bumped corners) $14

USGS Professional Paper 643-B : 1969 : Nonmarine ostracodes of Early Cretaceous age from Pine Valley quadrangle, Nevada. By I. G. Sohn. Descriptions of two new nonmarine ostracode species of Aptian age. (Contributions to Paleontology). 9 pages plus plates pages, 2 plates, 1 figure. $1

USGS Professional Paper 643-E : 1970 : Illustrations of plant microfossils from the Yazoo Clay (Jackson Group, upper Eocene), Mississippi. Author: Tschudy. Contributions to paleontology. 1970. 14p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 643-F : 1970 : Two new pollen genera (Late Cretaceous and Paleocene) with possible affinity to the Illiciaceae. By Robert H. Tschudy. Contributions to Paleontology. Two new genera Terscissus and Trisectoris are described, and the stratigraphic ranges of the species are delineated. 13p., plus 9 plates on unnumbered pages, 2 figures, 1 table. $1

USGS Professional Paper 643-G : 1970 : Morphologic studies of fusulinids from the lower Permian of West Pakistan. Author: Douglass. Contributions to paleontology. 1970. 25p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 644-B : 1970 : Hydrocarbons in thermal areas, northwestern Wyoming. By J. D. Love and John M. Good. (Shorter contributions to general geology). 23p., 15 figures, 1 table. $1

USGS Professional Paper 646-E : 1970 : Gravity and magnetic anomalies in the Soda Springs region, southeastern Idaho. By Don R. Mabey and Steven S. Oriel. Geophysical data indicate the thickness of Cenozic sedimentary rocks and the distribution, and locally the thickness, of igneous rocks. (Geophysical field investigations.) 15 pages, 2 plates in pocket, 5 figures. (All Good, but has a black marker line across cover). $1

USGS Professional Paper 647-A : 1969 : Structural and stratigraphic significance of the Buchia zones in the Colyear Springs – Paskenta area, California. By David L. Jones, Edgar H. Bailey, and Ralph W. Imlay. Recognition of Buchia zones aids in understanding and interpreting major structural and stratigraphic features in northwestern California. (Jurassic (Tithonian) and Cretaceous Buchia zones in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon). 24 pages of text plus 5 pages of plates and their matching pages of descriptions, 5 figures, 3 tables. $1

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USGS Professional Paper 655-C : 1970 : Error analysis of streamflow data for an alluvial stream. By D. E. Burkham and D. R. Dawdy. (Gila River Phreatophyte project, Arizona) 13 pages, 15 figures, 3 tables. (upper cover edge has sunned line) $1

USGS Professional Paper 657-A : 1971 : Geology of the Van Buren and Lavaca quadrangles, Arkansas and Oklahoma. By Boyd R. Haley and Thomas A. Hendricks. (Geology of the Arkansas Valley Coal field – part 2). 41p., 7 plates in pocket, 12 figures, 3 tables. (bumped corner) $3

USGS Professional Paper 659 : 1971 : Geologic framework and petroleum potential of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and continental shelf. By John C. Maher. With a section on stratigraphy by John C. Maher and Esther R. Applin. A summary of the regional structure and stratigraphy of Mesozoic rocks with special reference to petroleum exploration. 98p., 17 plates in pocket, 8 figures, 4 tables. In hardback binder. (edges of binder rubbed)

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USGS Professional Paper 661 : 1971 : Mississippian stratigraphy of the Diamond Peak area, Eureka county, Nevada by David A. Brew. With a section on the biostratigraphy and age of the carboniferous formations by Mackenzie Gordon, Jr. More than 7,000 feet of Late Mississippian synorogenic detrital clastic and limy sediments of the Chainman and Diamond Peak formations were deposited in a narrow trough east of the Antler orogenic belt. 84p., color plate in pocket. (price sticker on cover). $2

USGS Professional Paper 663-A : 1972 : Pre-Quaternary rocks in the Sun River Canyon area, Northwestern Montana. By Melville R. Mudge. (Geology of the Sun River Canyon area, northwestern Montana). 142p., 3 plates in pocket, 40 figures, 9 tables, frontispiece. A comprehensive restudy of a classic area of stratigraphy and thrust faulting in the northern Rocky Mountains. $4

USGS Professional Paper 663-B : 1972 : Structural geology of the Sun River Canyon and adjacent areas, Northwestern Montana. By Melville R. Mudge. A comprehensive study of an area of exceptionally well exposed thrust faults and associated structures. (Geology of the Sun River Canyon area, northwestern Montana). 52 pages, 5 plates in pocket, frontispiece, 30 figures, 1 table. Very Good - $35

USGS Professional Paper 665 : 1971 : Geology and mineral deposits, east flank of the Elkhorn mountains, Broadwater county, Montana. By M. R. Klepper, E. T. Ruppel, V. L. Freeman, and R. A. Weeks. A descriptive report of the geology, mineral deposits, and mines in an area east of the Boulder batholith. 66p., 4 plates in pocket, 6 figures, 2 tables. $15

USGS Professional Paper 667 : 1970 : Stratigraphy and nomenclature of some Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary rocks in south-central Wyoming. By J. R. Gill, E. A. Merewether, and W. A. Cobban. Regional stratigraphic studies and ammonite zonation are used in interpreting complex intertonguing and subtle facies changes in rocks of Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary age. Bridger Pass NW project. 53p., 15 figures, 1 table.

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USGS Professional Paper 669 : 1969 : The Colorado River Region and John Wesley Powell. A collection of papers honoring Powell on the 100th anniversary of his exploration of the Colorado River, 1869-1969. HARDBACK, 145p., illus. (Good. May have mildly bumped corners). $5

Contents of USGS Professional Paper 669 :
669-A. John Wesley Powell : Pioneer statesman of Federal Science. By Mary C. Rabbitt.
669-B. Stratified rocks of the Grand Canyon. By Edwin D. McKee.
669-C. Geology history of the Colorado River. By Charles B. Hunt.
669-D. The Rapids and the pools – Grand Canyon. By Luna B. Leopold.

USGS Professional Paper 673-A, B, C, D, E, F, G : 1972 : Geological, geophysical, and engineering investigations of the Loveland Basin landslide, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 1963-65. This is 7 papers in one. 43p., 24 figures, frontispiece. Includes Geological investigations, Electrical resistivity investigations, seismic refraction studies, Engineering investigations, Summary of results, stability analysis, Recommendations. $1

USGS Professional Paper 675 : 1973 : Landslides in the vicinity of the Fort Randall Reservoir, South Dakota. Author: Erskine. 1973. 65p. 4 plates in pocket. (Spine darkened.) $3

USGS Professional Paper 676 : 1971 : Geology and fuel resources of the Fruitland formation and Kirtland shale of the San Juan basin, New Mexico and Colorado. By James E. Fassett and Jim S. Hinds. A subsurface and surface study of the coal-bearing Fruitland formation, the Kirtland Shale, and associated rocks, with emphasis on the relation between regional stratigraphy and the distribution, thickness, and quality of coal. 76p., 3 plates in pocket, 27 figures, 8 tables. (may have owner's marks on cover) $15

USGS Professional Paper 677 : 1971 : Postglacial lahars from Mount Rainier volcano, Washington. By Dwight R. Crandell. A study of the age, extent, and origin of more than 55 postglacial mudflows and debris flows from Mount Rainier. 75 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 37 figures, 12 tables.

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USGS Professional Paper 681 : 1970 : Fish Creek Mountains tuff and volcanic center, Lander county, Nevada by Edwin H. McKee. Description of a new formation (a composite ash-flow sheet), and a discussion of its source in the Fish Creek Mountains of central Nevada. 17 Pages, 11 figures, 6 tables. (Good. Cover may have scuff) $1

USGS Professional Paper 682 : 1971 : Hydrology of Hungry Horse Reservoir, northwestern Montana. Author: Simons. 66p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 684-A : 1971 : The Pierre Shale near Kremmling, Colorado, and its correlation to the east and the west. By G. A. Izett, W. A. Cabban, and J. R. Gill. (Shorter contributions to general geology.) Stratigraphy, faunal zonation, and correlation of the Pierre Shale. 19p. 1 plate in pocket, 11 figures, 2 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 684-C : 1971 : Preliminary geologic investigations of western St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. By William W. Patton, Jr., and Bela Csejtey, Jr. (Shorter contributions to general geology). 15 pages, 9 figures, 2 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 689 : 1972 : Sedimentary processes and distribution of particulate gold in the northern Bering Sea. By C. Hans Nelson and D. M. Hopkins. 27p., 1 plate in pocket, 11 figures, 4 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 690 : 1972 : Stratigraphy and origin of the Chinle formation and related Upper Triassic strata in the Colorado Plateau region. By J. H. Stewart, F. G. Poole, and R. F. Wilson. With a section on sedimentary petrology by R. A. Cadigan. With a section on Conglomerate studies by William Thordarson, H. F. Albee, and J. H. Stewart. 336p., 5 plates in pocket, 34 figures, 9 tables. Around 200 pages of this thick paper are devoted to stratigraphic sections in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. $18

USGS Professional Paper 691 : 1972 : Stratigraphy and origin of the Triassic Moenkopi formation and related strata in the Colorado Plateau region. By J. H. Stewart, F. G. Poole, and R. F. Wilson. With a section on Sedimentary petrology by R. A. Cadigan. Description of the stratigraphic succession, sedimentary facies, petrology, primary sedimentary structures, fossils, and depositional environments of the Moenkopi formation and regionally correlative strata. 195p., 5 plates in pocket, 11 figures, 8 tables.

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USGS Professional Paper 692 : 1971 : Petrology of the Triassic Moenkopi formation and related strata in the Colorado Plateau region. By Robert A. Cadigan. With a section on stratigraphy by J. H. Stewart. Sedimentary petrology of a continental-marginal marine red-bed sedimentary formation interpreted from regional trends of mineral composition and textural measures, and orientation of depositional slope directions. 70p., 1 plate in pocket, 34 figures, 8 tables. $2

USGS Professional Paper 693 : 1971 : Field instrumentation studies of earth tremors and their geologic environments in central Utah coal mining areas. By Frank W. Osterwald, John B. Bennetti, Jr., C. Richard Dunrud, and John O. Maberry. 20p., 22 figures. $1

USGS Professional Paper 697 : 1973 : Landslides of Rio de Janeiro and the Serra das Araras Escarpment, Brazil. Author: Jones Many color photographs. 1973. 42p. 2 plates in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 700-B : 1970 : Geological Survey Research 1970, Chapter B – Scientific notes and summaries of investigations in geology, hydrology, and related fields. 267p., illus. There are 46 research articles in this book, I have listed only a few of them below. There are a large number of Colorado-related papers. (lightly bumped corners) $8

Selected contents of USGS PP 700-B :
Copper in biotite from igneous rocks in southern Arizona as an ore indicator.
Extensive zeolitization associated with hot springs in central Colorado.
Mafic and ultramafic rocks from a layered pluton at Mount Fairweather, Alaska.
Blueschist and related greenschist facies rocks of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska.
Allochthonous Paleozoic blocks in the Tertiary San Luis-Upper Arkansas graben, Colorado.
Geology and mineral potential of the Adobe Range, Elko Hills, and adjacent areas, Elko County, Nevada.
Early Permian plants from the Cutler Formation in Monument Valley, Utah.
Middle Pleistocene Leporidae from the San Pedro Valley, Arizona.
Triassic conodonts from Israel.
Geology of new occurrence of Pleistocene bisons and peccaries in Colorado.
Ground-water inflow toward Jordan Valley from Utah valley through valley fill near the Jordan Narrows, Utah.
Meandering of the Arkansas River since 1833 near Bent’s Old Fort, Colorado.
Hydrologic and biotic effects of grazing versus nongrazing near Grand Junction, Colorado.

USGS Professional Paper 701-A : 1971 : Hydrology of two small river basins in Pennsylvania before urbanization. Author: Miller and Patrick Urbanization and water resources. 57p. $2

USGS Professional Paper 703 : 1971 : Stratigraphy and paleontology of the revised type section for the Tahkandit Limestone (Permian) in east-central Alaska. Author: Brabb. 1971. 29p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 706 : 1971 : Pennsylvanian fusulinids from southeastern Alaska. Author: Douglass. 1971. 35p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 708 : 1979 : Ground-water hydraulics. By S. W. Lohman. 70p., 9 plates in pocket, 47 figs., 19 tables. (cover has light soil from being rubbed against a dark green book next to it). $2

USGS Professional Paper 710 : 1972 : Jasperoid in the United States; its characteristics, origin, and economic significance. By T. G. Lovering. 164p., 50 figures, 21 tables. Jasperoid consists dominantly of quartz replacing older host rocks, commonly limestone or dolomite. It is a useful ore guide in many mining districts. (All Very Good but missing a small blank corner tip on title page) $3

USGS Professional Paper 712-B : 1973 : Geohydrology of the eastern part of Pahute Mesa, Nevada Test Site, Nye county, Nevada. By Richard K. Bankennagel and J. E. Weir, Jr. (Hydrology of nuclear test sites). Description of hydraulic testing in deep drill holes and of ground water characteristics in the Pahute Mesa area. 35 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 12 figures, 12 tables. $9

USGS Professional Paper 712-C : 1975 : Hydrogeologic and hydrochemical framework, South-Central Great Basin, Nevada – California, with special reference to the Nevada Test Site. By Isaac J. Winograd and William Thordarson. (Hydrology of Nuclear Test Sites). 126 pages, frontispiece, 3 plates in pocket, 40 figures, 15 tables.

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USGS Professional Paper 712-F : 1985 : Sources and mechanisms of recharge for ground water in the west-central Amargosa Desert, Nevada – a geochemical interpretation. By Hans C. Claassen. (Hydrology of nuclear test sites). 31 pages, 15 figures, 6 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 713 : 1970 : Mercury in the environment. A compilation of papers on the abundance, distribution, and testing of mercury in rocks, soils, waters, plants, and the atmosphere. 67 pages, 8 figures, 28 tables. Note: this report has slightly smaller dimensions than most USGS PPs. $1

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USGS Professional Paper 715-B : 1977 : Combined ice and water balances of Maclure Glacier, Calif., South Cascade Glacier, Wash., and Wolverine and Gulkana Glaciers, Alaska, 1967 hydrologic year. Author: Tangborn Ice and water balances at selected glaciers in the United States. 20p. 4 plates in pocket. (Extra wear on edges.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 719 : 1972 : Tectonic events at the intersection between the Hope Fault and the Purcell Trench, northern Idaho. Author: Harrison. 24p. 1 large color plate in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 723 : 1974 : Geology and ore deposits of the Rico district, Colorado by Edwin T. McKnight. A discussion of the geology and potential of a famous old silver camp which, under modern mineral technology, became a lead, zinc, and pyrite camp. 100p., 3 plates with color in pocket, 2 figures, 6 tables. Includes the Yellow Jacket Mine, Rico Argentine mine, Falcon mine, Aztec mine, Nora Lily mine, Pro Patria mine, Revenue mine, Forest Payroll ine, Iron Clad mine, Silver Clad mine, Jones gold mine, Atlantic Cable mine. Much on faults. Very Good. $25

USGS Professional Paper 724-B : 1972 : Normal fatty acids in estuarine and tidal-marsh sediments of Choctawhatchee and Apalachee bays, Northwest Florida. Author: Miller Shorter contributions to general geology. 13p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 724-C : 1972 : Geochemistry of diagenetic dolomites in Miocene marine formations of California and Oregon. Author: Murata Shorter contributions to general geology. 1972. 12p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 725-A : 1972 : Physical environment of the National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho; a summary. Author: Nace Geology, hydrology, and waste management at the national reactor testing station, Idaho. 38p. 1 plate in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 726-A : 1972 : Aeromagnetic, Bouguer gravity, and generalized geologic studies of the Great Falls-Mission Range area, northwestern Montana. By M. Dean Kleinkopf and Melville R. Mudge. (Geophysical field investigations.) Interpretation of aeromagnetic and gravity anomalies in terms of fault tectonics, basement rock units, and regional geology. 19p. 3 plates in pocket, 2 figures. (Good, some wear, owner's stamps) $6

USGS Professional Paper 726-B : 1972 : Gravity and magnetic evidence of lithology and structure in the Gulf of Maine region. Author: Kane Geophysical field investigations. 22p. 2 plates in pocket. $1

USGS Professional Paper 726-D : 1973 : Geophysical studies in the Yuma area, Arizona and California. By R. E. Mattick, F. H. Olmsted, and A. A. R. Zohdy. (Geophysical Field Investigations). Geophysical studies, including gravity, aeromagnetic, seismic-refraction, seismic-reflection, and resistivity surveys, of the Yuma area, Arizona and California, in support of a geohydrologic investigation. 36 pages, 5 plates in pocket, 21 figures, 3 tables. $2

USGS Professional Paper 726-E : 1975 : Gravity and aeromagnetic study of part of the Yakima River basin, Washington. By S. L. Robbins, R. J. Burt, and D. O. Gregg. (Geophysical field investigations.) A gravity survey of the Toppenish Creek basin and surrounding area in the northwest part of the Columbia River Plateau. 7p., 1 plate in pocket, 1 figure, 1 table. $1

USGS Professional Paper 726-F : 1979 : Gravity, magnetic, and seismic studies of the Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills volcanic area, Colorado. Author: Kleinkopf Geophysical field investigations. 17p. 2 large plates in pocket. (Corners bumped.) $2

USGS Professional Paper 727 : 1972 : Distribution of gold in igneous rocks by David Gottfried, Jack J. Rowe, and Robert I. Tilling. An investigation of the abundance and distribution of gold in plutonic and volcanic rocks of diverse magma types and tectonic settings. 42p., 13 figures, 44 tables. (Ownership marks on cover, library card at back, unused) $12

USGS Professional Paper 729-C : 1972 : Stratigraphic framework of the Absaroka volcanic supergroup in the Yellowstone National Park Region. By Harry W. Smedes and Harold J. Prostka. (Geology of Yellowstone National Park). A brief description of the stratigraphy of the Eocene Absaroka volcanic field, Wyoming and Montana. The Absaroka volcanic Supergroup, three groups, five formations, and five members are defined. 33 pages, 16 figures. $5

USGS Professional Paper 732-A : 1971 : Channel movement of meandering Indiana streams. Author: Daniel Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers. 18p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 733 : 1971 : The San Fernando, California, earthquake of February 9, 1971. 254p., illus. This book contains 24 papers related to the subject topic, plus an introduction. Among a large number of topics related to the quake are the following : Shattered earth at Wallaby street in Sylmar, Landsliding in the vicinity of the Van Norman Lakes, Methane seep off Malibu Point, Damage to oil field facilities, and more. (lightly bumped edge) $5

USGS Professional Paper 736 : 1972 : Regional geophysical investigations in the Central Colorado Plateau. By J. E. Case and H. R. Joesting. Gravity and magnetic anomalies indicate polygonization of the Precambrian basement complex and partial rejuvenation of basement structures during late Paleozoic and Laramide time. 31p., 3 plates in pocket, 9 figures, 3 tables. Text and plates are in a hard-shell folder. $4

USGS Professional Paper 737 : 1972 : Reaeration in open-channel flow. By J. P. Bennett and R. E. Rathbun. 75p., 19 figures, 26 tables. An evaluation of procedures for measuring and predicting the reaeration coefficient of open-channel flows. (faintly rippled edge or multiple owner's marks on cover) $1

USGS Professional Paper 740 : 1973 : Paleozoic and Precambrian rocks of Alaska and their role in its structural evolution. By Michael Churkin, Jr. Stratigraphy and correlation of Paleozoic and Precambrian rocks of Alaska, tectonic framework of sedimentation, and their bearing on sea-floor spreading and continental drift in the Arctic. 64 pages, 24 figures. $8

USGS Professional Paper 743-B : 1973 : Stratigraphic distribution of significant Eocene palynomorphs of the Mississippi Embayment. By Robert H. Tschudy. Contributions to paleontology. 1973. 32p., 4 plates on unnumbered pages, 2 figures, 4 tables. Palynomorph assemblages characterizing formations within the Wilcox, Claiborne and Jackson groups. (Small tear edge of back cover.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 743-C : 1973 : Complexiopollis pollen lineage in Mississippi Embayment rocks. By Robert H. Tschudy. Contributions to paleontology. 33p., 7 plates on unnumbered pages, 12 figures. Stratigraphic ranges of new species belonging to the genera Complexiopollis and Choanopollenites. $1

USGS Professional Paper 743-D : 1975 : Dimorphism in two new genera of Devonian tabulate corals. Author: Oliver Contributions to paleontology. 1975. 25p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 743-E : 1976 : Stratigraphic distribution of species of the megaspore genus Minerisporites in North America. By Robert H. Tschudy. Contributions to paleontology. 19p. plus 4 plates on unnumbered pages, 1 figure, 3 tables. Taxonomy, stratigraphic ranges, and facies significance of Minerisporites megaspores. $1

USGS Professional Paper 743-F : 1976 : Microfossil correlation of California lower Tertiary sections; a comparison. Author: Poore Shorter contributions to general geology. 8p. 3 plates in pocket. $2

USGS Professional Paper 746 : 1972 : Cenozoic rocks of the Santa Rita mountains, Southeast of Tucson, Arizona by Harald Drewes. A systematic description, augmented by 19 radiometric age determinations, of one of the most complete sequences of Cenozoic rocks in southeastern Arizona. 66 pages, 31 figures, 16 tables. $15

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USGS Professional Paper 751-F : 1980 : Hydraulic effects of recharging the Magothy aquifer, Bay Park, New York, with tertiary-treated sewage. By John Vecchioli, Henry F. H. Ku, and Dennis J. Sulam. (Deep-well artificial recharge experiments at Bay Park, Long Island, New York). 21 pages, 10 figures. (some owners marks on cover) $1

USGS Professional Paper 759-A : 1973 : High-resolution seismic survey of an offshore area near Nome, Alaska. By A. R. Tagg and H. G. Greene. Studies on the marine geology of the Bering sea. 23p., 14 figures. Description and interpretation of data from seismic records and bathymetric charts. $1

USGS Professional Paper 759-B : 1976 : Physiographic subdivisions of the Chirikov Basin, northern Bering Sea. By D. M. Hopkins, C. H. Nelson, R. B. Perry, and Tau Rho Alpha. Studies on the marine geology of the Bering sea. 1976. 7p. 3 plates in pocket, 1 figure. $1

USGS Professional Paper 759-C : 1977 : Distribution of bottom sediments on the continental shelf, northern Bering Sea. Author: McManus Studies on the marine geology of the Bering sea. 31p. $1

USGS Professional Paper 761 : 1972 : Geochemical anomalies and alteration in the Moenkopi Formation, Skull Creek, Moffat County, Colorado. By R. A. Cadigan. Geologic and geochemical reconnaissance of a formation and an area containing significantly higher background metal values than are commonly found elsewhere in the Colorado Plateau range. 21p., 14 figures, 4 tables. $1

USGS Professional Paper 762 : 1972 : Instrumentation studies of earth tremors related to geology and to mining at the Somerset coal mine, Colorado. By Frank W. Osterwald, C. Richard Dunrud, John B. Bennetti, Jr., and John O. Maberry. 27p., 30 figures. The relation of bedrock and surficial geology, coal mining, and a nuclear explosion to tremors in part of the Grand Mesa coal field, Colorado. $1

USGS Professional Paper 771 : 1972 : Chemical Composition of sedimentary rocks in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Compiled by Thelma P. Hill and Marian A. Werner. 319p., 32 figures, 27 tables. A compilation of 5,411 analyses published before 1965. $4

USGS Professional Paper 772 : 1974 : Gold-bearing gravel of the ancestral Yuba River, Sierra Nevada, California by Warren E. Yeend. 43p., 2 plates in pocket, 33 figures, 4 tables. A restudy of the unmined Tertiary placer deposits in a historic hydraulic mining region. SCARCE. (Lightly bumped corners) $28

USGS Professional Paper 773 : 1973 : Geologic structures in the Gulf of Mexico Basin. By Louis E. Garrison and Ray G. Martin, Jr. The principal structural features of the Gulf of Mexico are illustrated by seismic-reflection profiles, accompanied by a discussion of the geology of the gulf basin. 85p., 1 plate in pocket, 34 figures. $4

USGS Professional Paper 776 : 1973 : Stratigraphy and geologic history of the Montana group and equivalent rocks, Montana, Wyoming, and North and South Dakota. By J. R. Gill and W. A. Cobban. Stratigraphic, paleontologic, and radiometric data are combined to determine the paleogeography for a part of the upper Upper Cretaceous. 37 pages, 21 figures, 4 tables. $4

USGS Professional Paper 782 : 1974 : Geology of the San Francisco North quadrangle, California. By Julius Schlocker. The distribution and character of the bedrock and surficial deposits in the northern part of the City of San Francisco and southern Marin county, California, including a description of the Franciscan Formation in its type area and notes on engineering geology in an urban area. 109 pages, 3 plates in pocket, 64 figures, 11 tables. $9

USGS Professional Paper 787 : 1972 : The Borrego Mountain earthquake of April 9, 1968. (California). 207 pages, 5 plates in pocket, 156 figures, 31 tables. (bumped edge) $4

USGS Professional Paper 789 : 1973 : Geochemistry of lower Eocene sandstones in the Rocky Mountain region. Author: Vine With a section on Direct-Reader spectrometric analyses. 36p. (Extra wear at spine.) $1

USGS Professional Paper 790 : 1972 : Stratigraphy, morphology, and paleoecology of a fossil peccary herd from Western Kentucky. By Warren I. Finch, Frank C. Whitmore, Jr., and John D. Sims. 25p., 13 figures, 3 tables. (Fossil pigs, javelinas). Nature of the death and burial of the herd and comparison with other fossil peccary herds of North America. Thanks to heavy-equipment operator John Henson and gravel pit owner Richard W. White. $1

USGS Professional Paper 794 : 1973 : Large-magnitude Late Tertiary strike-slip faulting north of Lake Mead, Nevada. By R. Ernest Anderson. Geologic mapping of 115-square-mile area indicates major northeast-trending fault system with estimated 40-mile left-lateral displacement. 18 pages, 1 plate in pocket, 8 figures. (minor smudge on cover edge). $1

USGS Professional Paper 797 : 1973 : Petrology of the welded tuff of Devine Canyon, southeastern Oregon. By Robert C. Greene. 26 pages, 27 figures, 9 tables. $1

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