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Trask reports on California geology 1854-55  

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Three reports by John B. Trask on the geology of California

Trask, John B.

Sacramento, CA

B.B. Redding, State Printer

1854, 1855


2 volumes. Each (8vo) finely bound in cloth-backed marbled boards, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Includes:

  • Report on the Geology of the Coast Mountains, and part of the Sierra Nevada: Embracing Their Industrial Resources in Agriculture and Mining. 93 pp. 1854.
  • Report on the Geology of the Coast Mountains; Embracing their Agricultural Resources and Mineral Productions. Also, portions of the Middle and Northern Mining Districts. 91, [4] pp. 1855.

Significant reports examining the mineral resources of California, with descriptions of the mines given in some detail. Trask was the first California state geologist.

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Interiors with toning, some scattered foxing; very good.

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