Historical information

Meetings of the institute were held in Wilkes-Barre, Bethlehem, Troy, Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh and Boston.

Physical description

Red hard covered book.

Contents include:
* List of members
* Geological Distribution of MIning Districts in the United States (R.W. Raymond)
* The Relation between the Speed and Effectiveness of Stamps (R.W. Raymond)
* Remarks on the Waste in Coal-Mining (R. P Rothwell)
* An Eccentric Theodolite (Francis Vinton)
* The Use ad Advantages of the Prop Srew-Jack (E. Gaijot)
* The Manufacture of Iron and Steel Rails ( John B. Pearse)
* The importance of Surveying in Geology (Benjamin Smith Lyman)
* Use of Blast-Furnace Slag (T. Egleston)
* The Geonostical History of Metals (T. Sterry Hunt)
* The Mining and Metallurgical Laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Robert H. Richards)

Inscriptions & markings

Stamped "Department of Mining University of Melbourne"