Mining in the Americas

Mining in the Americas

Stories and History

1st Edition - October 31, 1993

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  • Author: Helmut Waszkis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845699086

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Twenty years of work went into the writing of this: the first book to cover the history of mines and mining in North and South America. The text is enlivened by sketches of many miners the author got to know over the decades.


Experts, engineers and managers in research institutes for mining, mining companies, university students and academics in the fields of mining

Table of Contents

  • Pre-Colombian origins; Early Spanish endeavours; Mexico; Central America; South of the Spanish Main; Peru; Bolivia; In praise of horses, llamas, camels – but mostly mules; Chile; In praise of railroads; Paraguay; Brazil; Canada; The United States; A few loose ends.

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  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 1993
  • Published: October 31, 1993
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845699086

About the Author

Helmut Waszkis

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Philipp Brothers

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