Factory and Industrial Management Volume 2

Factory and Industrial Management Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...others the cassiterite is diffused in shreds, streaks and patches. This scanty diffusion in the granite or other matrix and the small extent of workable tin country yet known in the world are together the causes of the scarcity and high price of the metal in the market. The only countries in which we have any real knowledge of the geology of cassiterite are Spain, Saxony, Britain and to a smaller degree South Dakota. In all the other regions from which tin is obtained the ore is for the most part picked up on the surface and not mined below it. The name cassiterite is derived from the Greek word for tin (kassiteros) and this in turn probably is a derivative of the Sanscrit' kastira" and would alone indicate an eastern origin for the metal. Hence the name of Cassiterides would naturally be applied to Cornwall and the Scilly islands. There is a Cassiter Street in Bodmin, the county seat of Cornwall, to this day. Hannibal is a frequent Christian name in Cornwall and the practice of kindling tires on the hill-tops on midsummer eve was in vogue within a few years and may be so still--a relic of the worship of Baal, the great god of Tyre. In Cornwall the granite occurs as a number of bosses projecting through the slates which formerly overlay them, but have been removed by erosion. Dartmoor in Devon is the largest of these, and they continue in a southwesterly direction through Cornwall and the Stilly Isles, but not all of them are equally stanniferous. The cassiterite in Cornwall occurs in lodes that traverse alike the granite and the slates and are consequently of later date than both. These lodes run in a direction from West-northwest to East-southeast, and are cut by a series of cross courses running nearly north and south and often carrying...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236654540