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Gene Kooper
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11/06/2016 3:08 pm  

I have several original instructions for mineral surveys and the public lands that I am offering for sale. I acquired them over the years as part of my research on mineral surveys. I can provide additional photos and sample pages. Either start a conversation here or email me at [EMAIL][email protected][/EMAIL]

I am including with each original mineral survey manual a PDF file scanned in color at 600 dpi.

Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Colorado, 1883, General Land Office (Leather Cover). This manual was owned by Walter H. Wiley, who was one of the two graduates from the Colorado School of Mines in the school’s first commencement, June 1883. To my knowledge this is one of only two 1883 Colorado manuals that exist. The other manual is housed in the Mining History Archive at the Colorado School of Mines library. The other manual has a different title, but otherwise, the two manuals are identical (see photos).

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Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Colorado, 1886 and 1889, General Land Office (Leather and Paper Covers). These manuals were owned by Walter H. Wiley. These are being sold together as the 1889 manual is glued into the 1886 manual.

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Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Colorado, 1886, General Land Office (Leather Cover). This manual was owned by William McCree who was an assayer, U.S. Dep. Mineral Surveyor and Saguache County Surveyor.

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Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Colorado, 1893, General Land Office (Leather Cover). This manual was owned by Arthur Hoskin.

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Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Montana, 1890, General Land Office (Leather Cover). This manual was owned by N.B. Ringeling, based in the Phillipsburg, MT area.

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I also have the following instructions for sale (photos available on request).

Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Utah, 1890, General Land Office, (Leather Cover). Condition issues: the front cover is hanging on by threads; otherwise, no loose pages.

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Mineral Lands of the United States, 1895, General Land Office, Printed by General Printing Office, (Leather Cover). Owned by Mr. Spencer a U.S. Dep. Mineral Surveyor based in Nevada. Condition is fair.

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Mineral Lands of the United States, 1897, General Land Office, Printed by General Printing Office, (Paper Cover). Condition is fair.

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Mineral Lands of the United States, 1909, General Land Office, Printed by General Printing Office, (Hard Cover), (Two copies). Both copies are in good condition.

And these PLSS Manuals.

1881 Manual of Instructions to Surveyors General, (Hard Cover). The condition is essentially NOS with no marks or annotations. Two of the plates have ½” tears at the binding. The gilding of the title on the front cover has “dimmed” over time.

1930 Manual of Instructions (Hard Cover). The condition is a little rough, but the binding is solid.

1947 Manual of Instructions (Hard Cover). The condition is good.

2009 Manual of Instructions (Hard Cover). I have two copies of this Manual for sale. The first one is signed by Bob Dahl; the second is still in its shrink wrap.


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12/06/2016 9:25 am  

I would be interested in all of them. Shoot me an e-mail @[email protected]

Thanks!


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12/06/2016 10:56 pm  

Gene,
I am also interested in all of them.
Used to be licensed in Montana and even did quite a bit of work around Phillipsburg.
Decided to let my Mineral Surveyor Appointment go this last time since they are never going to allow any more of them......
Catch me [USER=6455]@jim[/USER]@lukeonline.com


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Gene Kooper
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13/06/2016 8:49 am  

Thanks Buckley and Jim!

To sweeten the pot regarding the mineral survey manuals, if someone ends up purchasing several (or all) of the mineral survey manuals I'll throw in the following PDF files. Some are scans of Xerox copies I obtained from university libraries.

1872CaliforniaInstructions_CA_Lib.pdf
1873CaliforniaInstructions_SacramentoDailyUnion.pdf
1873ColoradoInstructions_Morrison2nd.pdf
1878ColoradoInstructions_Morrison3rd.pdf
1879CaliforniaInstructions_CA_Lib.pdf
1880CaliforniaInstructions_CA_Lib.pdf
1880ColoradoInstructions.pdf
1880ColoradoInstructions_Morrison5th.pdf
1882CaliforniaInstructions.pdf
1883ColoradoInstructions_CSM.pdf
1886ColoradoInstructions_CSM.pdf

1887CaliforniaInstructions_CA_Lib.pdf
1888IdahoInstructions.pdf
1888IdahoInstructions_UoIowa.pdf
1889ColoradoInstructions.pdf
1890MontanaInstructions_LaCL.pdf **
1890UtahInstructions.pdf

1890UtahInstructions_WeberCo.PDF
1891IdahoInstructions_UoUtah.pdf
1892ArizonaInstructions_APHS.pdf
1893ColoradoInstructions_CSM.pdf
1893NewMexicoInstructions_CSM.pdf

1893NewMexicoInstructions_GLORecords.pdf
1894UtahInstructions_Princeton.pdf
1895US_Instructions_CSM.pdf
1895_1897US_Instructions_CSM.pdf
1897US_Instructions_CO_BLM.pdf **
1897US_Instructions_CSM.pdf
1909US_Instructions_CO_BLM.pdf **

The PDFs in boldface are scanned in color at 600 dpi. The ones labeled with "Morrison" are scans from various editions of Morrison's Mining Rights horn books. In previous posts I provided links to download the three instruction manuals tagged with "**"


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Gene Kooper
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10/02/2019 9:36 pm  

Bumping this to the top with updated list of manuals still available.

I am including with each original mineral survey manual a PDF file scanned in color at 600 dpi.

Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Colorado, 1886, General Land Office (Leather Cover). This manual was owned by William McCree who was an assayer, U.S. Dep. Mineral Surveyor and Saguache County Surveyor.

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Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Colorado, 1893, General Land Office (Leather Cover). This manual was owned by Arthur Hoskin.

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Instructions to U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyors for the District of Montana, 1890, General Land Office (Leather Cover). This manual was owned by N.B. Ringeling, based in the Phillipsburg, MT area.

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I also have the following instructions for sale (photos available on request).

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Mineral Lands of the United States, 1895, General Land Office, Printed by General Printing Office, (Leather Cover). Owned by Mr. Spencer a U.S. Dep. Mineral Surveyor based in Nevada. Condition is fair.

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Mineral Lands of the United States, 1897, General Land Office, Printed by General Printing Office, (Paper Cover). Condition is fair.

Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Mineral Lands of the United States, 1909, General Land Office, Printed by General Printing Office, (Hard Cover), (Two copies). Both copies are in good condition.

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NorthernSurveyor
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10/02/2019 9:58 pm  

Nice collection Gene.  

Retired BLM Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Alaska
PLS since 1982, 28 years private practice


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Gene Kooper
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11/02/2019 8:33 am  

Thanks NS.  It took a few years to find all of those, plus several at university libraries.  A Cadastral Surveyor contacted me about the old post, therefore the reason for bringing it to the top.

Several years ago I forwarded PDFs of all of the scans I made to the BLM, which made them available to Cadastral staff via SharePoint.