Mercury Mining And Empire

Author: Nicholas A. Robins
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253005388
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Nicholas A. Robins tells the story of how native peoples in the region were conscripted into the noxious ranks of foot soldiers of proto-globalism, and how their fate, and that of their communities, was—and still is—chained to it.

The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394474
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Brian Donahue, The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord (
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004). Kenneth Sylvester and Eric
Rupley, “Revising the Dust Bowl: High Above the Kansas Grasslands,”
Environmental History 17 (2012): 603– 633. Nicholas Robins, Mercury, Mining,
and Empire: The Human and Ecological Cost of Colonial Silver Mining in the
Andes (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011). Donald Worster, Nature's
Economy: A History of ...

Convict Labor In The Portuguese Empire 1740 1932

Author: Timothy J. Coates
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004254315
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This punishment was incorporated into Roman law, and further codified and
made useful by directing the convict to perform certain tasks critical for the Empire
. Sentences to work in the galleys and mines are good examples. In both cases,
free labor was difficult or impossible to obtain for such work and using convicts
was cheaper than slaves. This is especially true when the work was dangerous
or even deadly, such as mercury mining.1 While many early modern and modern
powers ...

Mercury And The Making Of California

Author: Andrew Scott Johnston
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1457183994
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In addition, the landscapes of work and camp and the relations among the many groups—Mexicans, Chileans, Spanish, British, Irish, Cornish, American, and Chinese—throughout the industry’s history illustrate the complex history of race ...

World Mines Register

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The latter holds variole mining leases together with ball and rod mills and
housing. Employs 100 Europeans and as many as 1,700 indigenous workers.
PRODUCTION: 94,919 ounces of gold in 1963; 101,599 ounces in 1964;
111,637 ounces In 1966; and 115,658 ounces in 1966. Ore mined In 1966
totalled 292,279 long tons against 290,208 long tons in previous year. EMPIRE
DEVELOPMENT CO LTD— see QnaUino Copper-Gold Mines Ltd. EMPIRE

City Country Empire

Author: Jeffry M. Diefendorf
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822972778
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I No less significant than the extent of these changes was their rapidity Hydraulic
mining left large mines such as North Bloomfield as steeply eroded “badlands,”
not unlike the Badlands of South Dakota or Wyoming. The badlands were ... This
extraction of gold meant the rearrangement of other parts of the environment,
often to the detriment of Californians, such as foothills rock and soil to river
bottoms, and mercury to the bodies of fish and human beings. This extensive
alteration of the ...

Quicksilver Landscapes

Author: Andrew Scott Johnston
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Space, Power, and Ethnicity in the Mercury Mining Industry in California and the
West, 1845-1900 Andrew Scott Johnston. powers again used the rich Almaden
mines as a way to secure loans in their unstable country. ... Operating within the
expanding British Empire the Rothschilds initially made money by being mercury
“middlemen,” selling mercury throughout the world (fig. 1.7). Following the defeat
of Napoleon in 1815, Great Britain emerged as the strongest power in the world.

The Royal Treasuries Of The Spanish Empire In America

Author: John Jay TePaske
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822305309
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Discovered in 1563, the mercury mines at Huancavelica southeast of Lima
became the site of a third treasury district in the 1570s, at the same time the patio
process for amalgamation of silver was first introduced and the mines became a
royal monopoly. Establishment of new treasuries followed the course of both
Spanish expansion and of mining strikes in Peru. In the southwest, Arequipa had
treasury officials serving in the royal caja by 1599, but most likely the caja came
into ...

Afoot And Afield Inland Empire

Author: David Money Harris
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899974627
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The ore was carted to the top of the mill, then dumped through a crusher and
smashed into sand by two great stamps. The sand was mixed with water and
mercury; the gold adhered to the mercury, while the worthless gravel washed
away. Keys ceased operations in 1966 and the mill was placed on the National
Register of Historic Sites. It is one of the better-preserved examples of early 20th
Century mining technology. A short hike through the desert brings you to inspect
the structure.