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by Dan Plazak

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  • ISBN 1607810204
  • ISBN13 978-1607810209
  • Language English
  • Author Dan Plazak
  • Publisher University of Utah Press; 1st edition (January 31, 2010)
  • Pages 384
  • Formats rtf txt docx doc
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1405 kb
  • Size Fb2 1655 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 460

Coal, silver, gold. There is something about the allure of hidden treasure that puts a glint in people’s eyes. By gathering such familiar stories as that of Nevada’s infamous Comstock Lode with a succession of lesser-known scandals, Dan Plazak provides an entertaining and informative volume that delightfully investigates the history of mining frauds in the United States from the Civil War to World War I.

Undoubtedly anyone interested in the general topic or in particular instances of fraud or deciet will find Plazak a welcome starting point. Dan Plazak is a graduate of Michigan Tech and the Colorado School of Mining.

Undoubtedly anyone interested in the general topic or in particular instances of fraud or deciet will find Plazak a welcome starting point. -Western Historical Quarterly. In his estimable work, A Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top, Dan Plazak strikes it rich with his examination of the old west’s most successful villains and their crimes. Utah Historical Quarterly. He is a consulting geologist and engineer.

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Be the first to ask a question about A Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top. Lists with This Book. A Short History Of Decoy. Incredible book! I never realized how rife with swindle, fraud, and deceit the early days of mining were. In fact, I am now more inclined to visit a ghost town and ponder if there ever was a real, productive mine there.

There is something about the allure of hidden treasure that puts a glint in people’s eyes. By gathering such familiar stories as that of Nevada’s infamous Comstock Lode with a succession of lesser-known scandals, Dan Plazak provides an entertaining and informative volume that delightfully investigates the history of mining frauds in the United States Coal, silver, gold. There is something about the allure of hidden treasure that puts a glint in people’s eyes.

Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining

Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining. 1. Introduction to Mining Fraud 2. The Imaginary Mine of Doctor Gardiner 3. The Comstock: Mother Lode of American Mining Swindles 4. Snow Job at the Emma Mine 5. A Brief History of Diamond-Mining Frauds in America 6. Tin Men 7. Professor Samuel Aughey: A First-Class Charlatan 8. Swindle in South Park 9. Leadville: A Comstock in the Colorado Rockies 10. Tichenor’s Gold: Calistoga Natural Springwater 11. Richard Flower: Master Swindler 12.

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Plazak, Dan. A Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top: Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining. University of Utah Press, 2010. Works by Julian Hawthorne at Project Gutenberg.

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Reddefender
Great, entertaining read. Written a little choppy, but other than that, it is a great book. Highly recommend if you want to learn about anything mining.
Dolid
A good read, arrived on time
Winawel
Unsubstantiated garbage.