and dangerous nature is reflected in the hundreds of specialized
tools and artifacts shown in over 500 color photographs and discussed
in this revised and expanded second edition with updated pricing.
Thirty categories, from advertising and assay equipment to surveying
equipment and tokens, chronicle old mining methods in detail. An
elevated appreciation is gained here of the men and women who spent
part of their lives mining with this equipment. Today, historians
and collectors pay respect to those people as they preserve and
interpret the equipment that remains. This is an important and valuable
reference for all concerned.