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Riassunto: Going back over a period of 100 years, Mine in the Sky tells of the events leading up to the discovery and development of the great tungsten ore bodies at Pine Creek, California.
Located outside Bishop, in a remote setting in California's rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range, its development imposed unique challenges to the hardiest of miners. The operation was plagued by bad luck and poor timing in its early years, but through the perseverance of a dynamic group of mining personalities, it was destined to become one of the world's great tungsten mines. Pine Creek tungsten supplied much of the defense needs of the United States during world war II and made a substantial contribution to the country's stockpile of strategic metals.
Mine in the Sky recounts a history shaped by world politics, the ups and downs of metals demand, and economic survival through technological innovations. Using personal recollections, the book portrays the lives of the people who made the place what it was and found a home and sense of community in dramatic Pine Creek Canyon. This account is invaluable for mining historians as well as those interested in the history of the Eastern Sierra and the Owens Valley of California.
Dal retro di copertina: " Mine in the Sky is a truly fascinating story, and the research is impressive." Rex Allen, Bishop resident
"I am impressed by how much research Joe did and how much information on the subject he found." Ray Gray, Retired Pine Creek Mine Superintendent
"Mine in the Sky is a wonderful blend of the technical, the very important human element, and the commentary on events over a period of more than 80 years" Al Sada Retired General Manager, Pine Creek Mine
Titolo: Mine in the Sky
Casa editrice: Publication Consultants
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Publication Consultants. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1888125349 Very Good; Softcover; Covers are still glossy; Unblemished textblock edges; Very small crease to the lower-right corner of the first 30 pages, otherwise unmarked text pages; The binding is good with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium-Large, Oblong Format (Quatro, 9.75" - 10.75" tall); Mine illustration to the cover with title in red and black lettering; 2nd Edition; 1998, Publication Consultants; 234 pages; "Mine in the Sky," by Joseph M. Kurtak, et al. Codice libro della libreria SKU-U25SE04411036
Descrizione libro Publication Consultants, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021888125349
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Descrizione libro Publication Consultants, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1888125349