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Mercury and the Making of California - a book by Johnston, Andrew Scott

Mercury and the Making of California

Mining, Landscape, and Race, 1840-1890

Mercury and the Making of California( )
Author: Johnston, Andrew Scott
Series title:Mining the American West Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University Press of Colorado
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $35.00
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Mercury and the Making of California, Andrew Johnston's multidisciplinary examination of the history and cultural landscapes of California's mercury-mining industry, raises mercury to its rightful place alongside gold and silver in the development of the American West. Gold and silver could not be refined without mercury; therefore, its production and use were vital to securing power and wealth in the West. The first industrialized mining in...
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