The Mines of Colorado
The Colorado Gold Rush, also known as the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, occurred in the late 1850s. Many of those travelling West to California would have had their first experiences in the mines of Colorado. Hollister presents an expansive history and summary of the area and those who came to mine it. He provides detailed specifics to location and quantities of minerals recovered.
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This is a reprint of the 1867 book. The first 6 chapters are OK but then it goes county by county talking about the mining. If you're a geologist you might enjoy it. I couldn't get through that part. I'll keep this for reference. Read full review
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Page 374 - That whenever by priority of possession rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes have vested and accrued and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected In the same, and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed...
Page 373 - ... improvements, and the character of the vein exposed; and upon the payment to the proper officer of five dollars per acre, together with the cost of such survey, plat, and notice, and giving satisfactory evidence that said diagram and notice have been posted on the claim during said period of ninety days, the register of the land office shall transmit to the general land office said plat, survey, and description ; and a patent shall issue for the same thereupon. But said plat, survey, or description...
Page 373 - As a condition of sale, in the absence of necessary legislation by Congress, the local legislature of any State or Territory may provide rules for working mines, involving easements, drainage, and other necessary means to their complete development; and those conditions shall be fully expressed in the patent.
Page 373 - That the right of way for the construction of highways over public lands, not reserved for public uses, is hereby granted.
Page 374 - That wherever, prior to the passage of this act, upon the lands heretofore designated as mineral lands, which have been excluded from survey and sale, there have been homesteads made by citizens of the United States, or persons who have declared their intention to become citizens, which homesteads have been made, improved, and used for agricultural purposes...
Page 374 - Upon the survey of the lands described in the preceding section, the Secretary of the Interior may designate and set apart such portions of the same as are clearly agricultural lands, which lands shall thereafter be subject to pre-emption and sale as other public lands, and be subject to all the laws and regulations applicable to the same.
Page 364 - ... feet each way from said tunnel, on each lode so discovered, provided they do not interfere with any vested rights. If it shall appear that claims have been staked off and recorded prior to the record of said tunnel on the line thereof, so that the required number of feet cannot be taken near said tunnel, they may...
Page 373 - That when such location and entry of a mine shall be upon unsurveyed lands, it shall and may be lawful, after the extension thereto of the public surveys, to adjust the surveys to the limits of the premises according to the location and possession and plat aforesaid ; and the...
Page 373 - The President is authorized to establish additional land districts, and to appoint the necessary officers under existing laws, wherever he may deem the same necessary for the public convenience in executing the provisions of this chapter.
Page 49 - Gash-veins may cross the formation at any angle, but are limited to one particular group of strata, and are peculiar to the unaltered sedimentary rocks. True veins are aggregations of mineral matter, accompanied by metalliferous ores, within a crevice or fissure, which had its origin in some deep-seated cause, and which may be presumed to extend for an indefinite distance downwards.