Dorothy Sloan -- Books

AUCTION 22

 

After the Gold is Gone….

Rare Pocket Map of Northern Black Hills Quartz Mining

 


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350.     [MAP]. PECK, Frank S. Map of Ore District of the Northern Black Hills Lawrence Co., South Dakota 1904… Copyright 1904 by Frank S. Peck U.S. Locating Monuments Designated Thus. [South Dakota?, ca. 1904]. Lithograph map on two sheets of thin smooth paper showing range and township grid, together measuring neat line to neat line: 103.8 x 129 cm. Two sheets folded into original dark brown paper folder (folds out to 22.4 x 20.4 cm) Map of Ore District of the Northern Black Hills Lawrence County South Dakota. Compiled from Official and Private Surveys by Frank S. Peck, U.S. Dep. Min. Surveyor Deadwood, South Dakota 1904. A few short, clean tears to lower portion of wrap, otherwise very fine. OCLC locates three copies: Yale, Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, and Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado.

     First edition. The map shows multiple mining claims on numbered grids. Cities are located, notably Deadwood with public buildings, including public library, depots, and a rise in elevation outside town named White Rocks. Railroad routes are given. Rivers, creeks, and gulches are mostly unnamed, but some have arrows to show drainage. Following the 1876 Black Hills Gold Rush, the amount of gold gradually diminished, and by the time of this map the remaining miners turned their attention to quartz mining, as set out here.

     The 1916 business directory for Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota, lists Peck as a civil engineer. In 1895 Peck published a Map of the Principal Mines of the Siliceous Gold Ore Region of Bald Mountain and Ruby Basin, Whitewood Mining District, Lawrence County, So. Dako.

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