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The mining law of 1872 : past, politics, and prospects, Gordon Morris Bakken

Label
The mining law of 1872 : past, politics, and prospects
Title
The mining law of 1872
Title remainder
past, politics, and prospects
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Morris Bakken
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • History has left us a classic image of western mining of the forty-niner squatting by a clear stream sifting through gravel to reveal gold. What this bucolic image does not reveal, however, is thousands of miners doing the same, their gravel washing downstream, causing the water to grow dark with debris while trout choke to death and wash ashore. Instead of the havoc wreaked upon the western landscape, we are told stories of American enterprise, ingenuity, and fortune
  • The General Mining Act of 1872, which declared all valuable mineral deposits on public lands to be free and open to exploration and purchase, has had a controversial impact on the western environment as, under the protection of federal law, various twentieth-century entrepreneurs have manipulated it in order to dump waste, cut timber, create resorts, and engage in a host of other activities damaging to the environment. In this thorough analysis, legal historian Gordon Morris Bakken traces the roots of the mining law and details the way its unintended consequences have shaped American legal thought and how it has informed much of the lore of the settlement of the West
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bakken, Gordon Morris
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1819
LC item number
.B316 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mining law
  • Mining law
  • Mineral industries
Label
The mining law of 1872 : past, politics, and prospects, Gordon Morris Bakken
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Litigation
  • Tailings, slickens, and slimes
  • Hydraulic mining
  • Modernizing the mining law of 1872
  • Environmental law in the Age of Aquarius
  • A
  • frontal attack on the mining law of 1872
  • The
  • continuing attack on the mining law of 1872
  • Badger State battle for mining
  • An
  • act to promote the development of the mining resources of the United States
  • Local mining district regulations
  • Congress speaks : the general mining laws
  • Courts speak : mucking out waste and processing words
  • Location, location, location
  • It's off to work we go
  • Spurs, dips, and angles
Control code
220099634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 237 pages
Isbn
9780826343567
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)220099634
Label
The mining law of 1872 : past, politics, and prospects, Gordon Morris Bakken
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Litigation
  • Tailings, slickens, and slimes
  • Hydraulic mining
  • Modernizing the mining law of 1872
  • Environmental law in the Age of Aquarius
  • A
  • frontal attack on the mining law of 1872
  • The
  • continuing attack on the mining law of 1872
  • Badger State battle for mining
  • An
  • act to promote the development of the mining resources of the United States
  • Local mining district regulations
  • Congress speaks : the general mining laws
  • Courts speak : mucking out waste and processing words
  • Location, location, location
  • It's off to work we go
  • Spurs, dips, and angles
Control code
220099634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 237 pages
Isbn
9780826343567
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)220099634

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