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dc.contributor.authorSparkes, G.M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T02:19:41Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T02:19:41Z
dc.date.issued1917-08-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/630048
dc.descriptionYav-a-pai was the name given hy the Apache Indians to all of northern Arizona. It means, literally, the mountain country, being derived from "yava" (the hills and "pais," pronounced pie) a corruption of the Spanish name "pais" (land). Ever since the adventurous Coronado and his daring band, in 1540, went forth in search of the "Seven Cities of Cibola, whose wealth was beyond count," legends of immense treasures buried in the deep recesses of the mountains, and guarded by the fierce Apache, have made the name of Arizona a synonym of magic wealth, mystery and romance. Of all pursuits, that of mining has the greatest fascination, and to many brings the most intense and satisfactory pleasure. It was a leading industry from the very earliest historical record. Ancient and modern history is full of reference to the bounteous results from the persistent pursuit of mining. In the time of Abraham, gold and silver, as the medium of exchange, were handled by weight; hence were mined in quantities, as is done now. The pursuit of the "Golden Fleece" has been actual as well as mythical. The life of every argonaut, ancient and modern, is itself an Illiad. There never has been a civilization in which mining has not been a prime factor. Egypt, Carthage, Rome, Spain all in the highest of their glory were prominent in gold, silver and metal production and all decayed when they lost control of their mines. 9 p.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Bureau of Mines
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBulletin No. 59
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCounty Resource Series No. 2
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1170
dc.rightsPublic Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under U.S. copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Bulletins
dc.subjectRecent
dc.subjectVerde River
dc.subjectMayer
dc.subjectHumboldt
dc.subjectJerome
dc.subjectClarkdale
dc.subjectVerde Valley
dc.subjectPrescott
dc.subjectYavapai County
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjectland development
dc.subjectsilver
dc.subjectgold
dc.subjectmining economy
dc.subjectindustry
dc.subjectcopper
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectmineral deposits
dc.subjectMetal
dc.subjectminerals
dc.subjectmining
dc.titleYavapai: The Land of Opportunity
csdgm.bounding.west-113.533
csdgm.bounding.east-110.918
csdgm.bounding.north35.5348
csdgm.bounding.south33.8183
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