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Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains Volume 3; Being the Annual Report (Paperback) Loot Price: R777
Discovery Miles 7 770
Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains Volume 3; Being the Annual Report...

Statistics of Mines and Mining in the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains Volume 3; Being the Annual Report (Paperback)

Rossiter Worthington Raymond

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 Excerpt: ...a field of labor which would undoubtedly prove highly remunerative. Covered with rich grasses all the year, having an abundance of fine timber and building-stone in the neighboring mountains, it will yet prove to be one of the richest districts of the Southwest. In this favored section should also be included the valley of the Sonoita and the country around Cam Crittenden, which will, however, be treated of under the proper head. 'The rivers and streams are the Gila and its tributaries, some of which, however, sink before reaching the main stream. The Gila rises in New Mexico, in the mountains north aud west of Fort Bayard, flows in a tortuous course to west and somewhat to the south until it reaches the Colorado, at or near Fort Yuma. It is a very narrow stream, with a swift current, shallow during most of the year, but in the rainy season vastly increasing its volume. Its banks are fringed with cottonwoods, ash, and willows. Shortly after crossiug the one hundred and ninth meridian it passes through an abrupt canon, of no.great depth, but great beauty; another canon, called the Grand Canon of the Gila, is passed before it meets the San Pedro. Much of the region through which it flows before passing Mount Trimble and Mount Graham shows decided evidence of volcanic action, lava, basalt, obsidian, aud such minerals being found everywhere. West of these mountains the traces of water are upon all the hills. The principal tributaries are (iu Arizona) between 109 and 110 west, flowing in from the north, the Natros, the Prieto, the Bonito, and another stream to the east of the Bonito, and at present without a name. The San Domingo is supposed to join it from the south, but is an underground stream. Between 110 and 111 west are, upon the north, the Rio San Carlos ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Rossiter Worthington Raymond
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 324
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-98840-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
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LSN: 1-130-98840-6
Barcode: 9781130988406

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