Idaho Mining History

Atlanta Mine

Idaho Mining History: A Bibliography

"Yet we are Idahoans

and we were miners then”

Phil Batt


  • Battien, Pauline The Gold Seekers Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1989 622.342 BATTEN 
  • Chapman, Ray Uncle Bunker:  Memories in Words and Pictures Kellogg, Idaho: Chapman Pub. 1994 RNW 338.7622 CHAPMAN 
  • Dolph, Jerry Fire in the Hole: the Untold Story of the Hardrock Miners Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 1994 622.2423 DOLPH 
  • Idaho Gold and Gems Maps, Then and Now R.N/M.L., Preston, 2000 RNW  622.342  IDAHO G 2000 
  • Goertzen, Dorine Boise Basin Brocade Boise, Capitol Lithograph and Printing, 19609 79.6 GOERTZEN 
  • Goulder, William Armistead Reminiscences Boise, Idaho, 1989 (Reprint)979.602 GOULDER GOULDER 
  • Hart, Patricia Mining Town: The Photographic Record of T.N. Barnard and Nellie Stockbridge from the Coeur d'Alenes Seattle: Boise: University of Washington Press; Idaho State Historical Society, 1984 RNW 779.9979 HART
  • Hyde, Gene From Hell to Heaven: Death-Related Mining Accidents in North Idaho Coeur d'Alene, Idaho:  Museum of North Idaho, 2003.RNW 622.8097 HYDE
  • Zhu, Liping A Chinaman’s Chance:  The Chinese on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier Niwot, CO:  University Press of Colorado, 1997 979.674 ZHU 
  • Klockmann, A. K. The Klockmann Diary: the Quest for North Idaho’s Legendary Continental Mine Sandpoint, Idaho: Keokee Co., 1990 RNW 979.6032 KLOCKMA 
  • McKay, Kathryn L. Hidden Treasure: Historical Overview of the Dixie Mining District
  • Idaho County, Idaho. Columbia Falls, Montana: Tracks of the Past, 1996 622.34
  • McKay Norlen, Arthur Death of a Proud Union:  The 1960 Bunker Hill Strike Cataldo, ID: Tamarack Publiching, 1992 RNW 331.8928 NORLEN
  • Olsen, Gregg The Deep Dark: disaster and redemption in America's richest silver mine New York: Crown Publishers, 2005 363.1196 Olsen
  •  Painter, Rex Idaho’s Bonanza Years; Ghost Towns, Their History and How to Find Them n.p. 1966 979.6 P169I 
  • Parkins, Mac Ballads of Owyhee Mine Days: Impressions of Today and Yesterday Homedale, Idaho, Owyhee Chronicle, 1964 RNW  398.097
  • Parkins Povey, Dorothy Ghost Mining Camps of Idaho : Their History and How to Find Them Boise, Idaho: D. Povey,  1984 RNW  917.9603 POVEY 
  • Peterson, Duane L 83 Miles of Hell: the Stibnite Ore Haul, 1942-1952 Cascade, Idaho:  D & D Books, 1999 979.676 PETERSE 
  • Ross, Clyde Polhemus Mining History of South-Central Idaho Moscow, Idaho, 1963 RNW 622 R733M 
  • Spence, Clark C For Wood River or Bust:  Idaho’s Silver Boom of the 1880’s Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press. 1998 979.63 SPENCE 
  • Wells, Merle W Gold Camps and Silver Cities New ed. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 2002 622.342 WELLS 2002
  • Yarber, Esther Land of the Yankee Fork S.l.: Publishers  Press, 1970 917.9672 YARBER 



  • The Mining Record(Current issue on 3rd floor of Boise Public Library) 
  • The Idaho Pamphlet File also contains clippings on mines and mining in Idaho. Folders are filed under Mining-History and also by specific mines or mining districts, e.g.  Blackbird Mine or Atlanta Mining District.

 Jim Jatkevcius - Boise Public Library - 2003; revised 2006


Last updated: December 3, 2012 - 2:17pm by farrit