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A Room for the Summer: Adventure, Misadventure, and Seduction in the Mines of the Coeur D’Alene

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In A Room for the Summer, Fritz Wolff takes the reader on a memorable journey into the rough-and-tumble world of hardrock mining, recounting his experiences both above and below ground as an apprentice engineer during the late 1950s.

In June 1956, at the age of eighteen, Wolff went to work for the Bunker Hill Company in Kellogg, Idaho, in the Coeur d’Alene region. Arriving
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by University of Oklahoma Press
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David Cowhig
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A vivid story of miners, mines, small town life, and the beginning of the career of a young mining engineer in the Idaho mines. There is some mining terminology and other technical details in the book. The key points are explained in the book.

After I started using Google Earth to study the terrain around the mines of Coeur d'Alene and to look up references to some of the mining books Fritz Wolff mentioned, I found that added to my appreciation of the book as I learned something of the geology a
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