The Cement Hunters: Lost Gold Mine of the High Sierra

By: James William Abert Wright (1834-1894)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies printed by J. Wilson McKenney at the Wilma Press, San Mateo. Edited by Richard E. Lingenfelter. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. (xii), 52, [2] pp. Printed on gray laid paper, half-title, title page with an illustration printed in orange ink as are initials in the text, portrait of the author mounted on page VII, 6 illustrations between the chapters, printer's device in orange on the colophon; text clean, unmarked; small stain in the fore-edge of the rear end-paper about an inch shy of the head (binding glue?), with a small corresponding tear in the rear free end-paper along with a corresponding stain in the fore-edge of the text block, barely noticeable unless I point it out. Brown cloth spine titled in gilt, title-page illustration graces the beige paper on the front cover, clear plastic dust-jacket; binding square and tight, the faintest rubbing. GT820-001. Very Good. The Lost Cement Mine is a legendary gold vein situated in the eastern Sierra Nevada of California. It was found in 1857 by two men separated from their group while crossing the Sierra. They came upon some hardened red igneous rock with a large amount of gold in it; the red igneous rock was known as "cement," which gave the mine its name. News of the mine leaked out, and Mark Twain joined the search for it, the effort was documented in his book "Roughing It." James Wright was a veteran San Francisco newspaperman who wrote a series of newspaper articles about the search in 1879. Wright speculated that the lost cement was actually found across the Sierra Crest. Get this anthology of Wright's articles to read Wright's solution to the Lost Cement Mine's whereabouts.

Title: The Cement Hunters: Lost Gold Mine of the High Sierra

Author Name: James William Abert Wright (1834-1894)

Categories: California History, Travel and Exploration,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Glen Dawson: 1960

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: GT820-001

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