THE RUBY DRIFT GRAVEL MINE[.] SIERRA COUNTY, CAL. REPORT OF HENRY C. PERKINS, DECEMBER 1, 1879. [San Francisco: J. Leary Printer and Stationer, 404 Sansome St.], 1879. 25.2x17.7 cm, pp. [1-5] 6-24, original gray wrappers printed in black, sewn. First edition. The Ruby was one of the richest drift mines in Sierra County's Alleghany District. Total yield was $1 million plus. Accompanied by a broadside, "Ruby Drift Gravel Mine," 26.8x20.8 cm, with summary of location, developments, expected profits and title, signed company president Hamilton Smith, Jr. and the company's secretary, dated January 1880. Cowan (1933), p. 480. Rocq (1970) 14521 (CLU CSmH CU-B). Wrappers worn and lightly chipped at edges, wrappers tanned and dusty, small spot on front wrapper, a very good copy. (#166772).
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