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Creating a Global Industry?: Geology, Capital, and Company Formation on the Goldfields of the Industrial Age

Erik Eklund

in Global History of Gold Rushes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520294547
eISBN:
9780520967588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294547.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter, by Erik Eklund, focuses on the gold-mining industry from the middle of the nineteenth century through to the 1930s, with a focus on the role of company formation, working conditions, ... More


The Real Wealth of the World: Hydraulic Mining and the Environment in the Circum-Pacific Goldfields

Andrew C. Isenberg

in Global History of Gold Rushes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520294547
eISBN:
9780520967588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294547.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

Beginning in 1848, the circum-Pacific world experienced dozens of gold rushes; they punctuated the histories of the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Although individual prospectors ... More


Gold Is Where You Find It

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the discovery of gold in California. It examines the geology of the gold-bearing deposits in the Klamath Mountains and the mining operations of the La Grange mine. The chapter ... More


Frenzied Finance: Gold Mining In The Globalizing South, Circa 1886–1896

Ian Phimister

in Global History of Gold Rushes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520294547
eISBN:
9780520967588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294547.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter, by Ian Phimister, examines the global financial dynamics of the southern African and “Westralian” gold-mining share manias of the 1890s. Examination of both mining share markets ... More


El Salvador Gold: Toward a Mining Ban

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh demonstrate how one small country, El Salvador, long at the mercy of foreign powers and transnational corporations, has achieved near consensus that gold mining, and the ... More


Cyanide and Silver

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The use of cyanide to refine gold and silver provides our third detailed case study. Beginning in the 1890s, miners and metallurgists working in Mexico introduced the use of cyanide to separate gold ... More


The Power of Gold

Mette M. High

in Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how the involvement in mining is seen as a fundamentally different and incompatible way of life rather than a complementary option to nomadic pastoralism. It also examines how ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1957, Ghana gained independence, completing its rapid political progress from a British colony to one of the first African nations to secure its freedom from European rule. For British ... More


Before the Gold Rush

Timothy Alborn

in All That Glittered: Britain's Most Precious Metal from Adam Smith to the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190603519
eISBN:
9780190603540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603519.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

“Before the Gold Rush” recounts British efforts to find new sources of gold in order to enable the smooth functioning of the newly restored gold standard after 1820. Their first port of call was ... More


Industrial and Artisanal Producers and the Hybrid Governance of Mercury Pollution

Alexander Ovodenko

in Regulating the Polluters: Markets and Strategies for Protecting the Global Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190677725
eISBN:
9780190677756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677725.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

The chapter studies the regulation of different industries under the same treaty, although it assesses the impacts of upstream producer-level differences on regime design. It focuses on the new ... More


The Pacific Gold Rushes and the Struggle for Order

Benjamin Mountford

in Global History of Gold Rushes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520294547
eISBN:
9780520967588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294547.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

Concerns about crime and disorder, and how to manage those challenges, predominate in contemporary official and published accounts of all the Pacific gold rushes, as well as in many regional and ... More


Colonialism Demystified: Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

Laura Chrisman

in Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122999
eISBN:
9780191671593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122999.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry Rider Haggard's legitimation of mineral wealth acquisition relies on the ‘bread/gold’ opposition which he appropriates from Olive Schreiner's Story of an African Farm. Schreiner's 1897 novella ... More


Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Mette M. High

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mongolia over the last decade has seen a substantial and ongoing gold rush. The wide-spread mining of gold looks at first glance to be a blessing for a desperately poor and largely pastoralist ... More


The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Timothy Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the historical process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to ... More


Angered Spirits

Mette M. High

in Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how people involved in gold mining rely on more than just knowledge of local geology and mining technologies in their search for gold. They also enter into relationships with ... More


Ben Russell on Good Luck

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ben Russell’s Good Luck (2018), a feature about miners working in two very different mining operations—an underground copper mine Serbia, an open-pit gold mine in Suriname—immerses the viewer within ... More


Discovery, Exploration and First Experiments in Colonisation

in Between Resistance and Adaptation: Indigenous Peoples and the Colonisation of the Chocó, 1510–1753

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237297
eISBN:
9781846312670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237297.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Some of the earliest contact between Spanish explorers in search of gold and booty and the indigenous peoples of the South American mainland took place in a territory that later came to be known as ... More


The Impact of Gold Mining

in Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents the story of the discovery of gold in western Kenya. Willis Hotchkiss' biblical metaphors capture nicely the earthly expectations of the white gold prospectors. The discovery of ... More


Green Grass and Green Gold

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on ranching and the role of ranchers in sustaining the gold-rush mining activities in the Klamath Mountains. It describes the establishment of ranches and the development of ... More


Chapter 12

Nancy Redmayne Ross (ed.)

in The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816-1901: Life and Times of Joseph Salter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780969588597
eISBN:
9781786944849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588597.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides an insight into the differences and similarities between the mining and mariner trades and follows Salter to the Rockland Gold Mining Company in Waverly 1864. The chapter also ... More


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