Precious Metals Regions of the Public Domain West of the 100 Meridian (Approximate) June 30, 1883
Johnson's Bibliographic Reference
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The public domain. Its history, with statistics, with references to the national domain, colonization, acquirement of territory, the survey, administration and several methods of sale and disposition of the public domain of the United States. With sketch of legislative history of the land states and territories, and references to the land system of the colonies, and also that of several foreign governments.
To accompany "Public Domain" by Thomas Donaldson
Map showing the approximate location of gold, silver, and cinnabar lands of the public domain west of the 100 meridian, June 30, 1883. Estimated to contain 64,000,000 acres (exclusive of Alaska, in which there is known to be gold). Much of this area is however, covered with timber, and the surface is also embraced in the estimate of "timber Lands." The cinnabar lands in California are almost all taken. The production of quicksilver in California in 1882 was 7,000 flasks less than in 1881. It is estimated that $30,000,000 of capital is invested in quicksilver mining on the Pacific coast, employing 5,000 men.