Gold Fields of Australia; Notes on the Distribution of Gold Throughout the World, Including Australia, California, and Russia. with Five Maps 1. the World, Showing the Gold Districts 2. the Gold Districts of Australia 3. the Gold District

Gold Fields of Australia; Notes on the Distribution of Gold Throughout the World, Including Australia, California, and Russia. with Five Maps 1. the World, Showing the Gold Districts 2. the Gold Districts of Australia 3. the Gold District

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... having the greatest number of gold deposits, whatever may be the most productive district, a fact which experience alone will settle. At any rate, between 20 to 45 north lat., gold is found everywhere, so far as has been tried in the valleys and ravines, and indeed over many regions of the south the same remark holds good. In Ecuador, in Bolivia, at Carabaya and other places in Peru, great gold deposits have been recognised. The grand chain running from south to north, through the mainland of America, and which may be designated the Great Cordillera, belongs, so far as is known, chiefly to the primary formations. This immense extent includes several gold regions, which may be thus classified: New California, the Peninsula of Old California, Mexico, Central America, New Granada, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. These, as yet, have yielded to the world the largest supplies of gold. New or High California is separately described. Of Old California but little is known; still the same geological formations are continued through it, and gold has been recognised. Some believe that gold is more abundant than in the other California. At Moleje there are gold workings. Mexico and Central America may be considered together. In the north we have the rich gold region of Sonora, the workings of which are given up since the inroads of the Indians. These districts are traversed by a chain of mountains, in a line due north, forming part of the great back-bone of the Cordilleras, and which sends out a great number of steep spurs, running in a north-east and south-west direction, and forming deep ravines or high table lands, as may be seen on the Great Model of the Earth. The plains, or "llanos," Wyld's Popular Atlas. at the base of these Rocky...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554752
  • 9781236554758