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

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Published by University of New Mexico Press in Albuquerque .
Written in English


  • Mining law -- United States -- History,
  • Mining law -- United States,
  • Mineral industries -- Environmental aspects -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGordon Morris Bakken.
LC ClassificationsKF1819 .B316 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16753400M
ISBN 109780826343567
LC Control Number2008014524

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