Handbook to the New Gold-Fields

Handbook to the New Gold-Fields

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"[...]evergreen, similar to that we found at the mouth of the Columbia, with small berries growing in clusters like grapes, also flourishes in this district. Sarsaparilla and bear-root are found in abundance. White earth abounds in the vicinity of the fort; and one description of it, mixed with oil and lime, might be converted into excellent soap. Coal in considerable quantities has been discovered; and in many places we observed a species of red earth, much resembling lava, and which appeared to be of volcanic origin. We also found in different parts of New Caledonia quartz, rock crystal, cobalt, talc, iron, marcasites of a gold colour, granite, fuller's earth, some beautiful specimens of black, marble, and limestone in small quantities, which appeared to have been forced down the beds of the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.32mm | 158.76g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507702264
  • 9781507702260

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