An Introduction to Mineralogy; Adapted to the Use of Schools, and Private Students Illustrated by Nearly Two Hundred Wood Cuts

An Introduction to Mineralogy; Adapted to the Use of Schools, and Private Students Illustrated by Nearly Two Hundred Wood Cuts

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...splintery, uneven, or conchoidal; translucent or opake; receives a high polish: unctuous to the touch; yields to the knife: sp. gr. 2.5. Serpentine, in rhomboidal crystals, has been discovered by Samuel Fowler, M. D. in Warwick, Orange county, N. Y. It occurs in crystalline carbonate of lime, with spinelle, scapohte, and brucite Silliman's Journal. Warwick is probably one of the richest mineral localities in this, or any other country. Chemical characters. Infusible alone, but turns white; with borax slowly dissolves with bubbling into a transparent greenish glass. Variety 1. Precious Serpentine. External characters. Colours, green, yellowish, or blackish green, or brown, often clouded; occurs massive; fracture conchoidal; translucent; fragments sharp edged; lustre glimmering; unctuous to the touch; yields to the knife; texture compact: sp. gr. 2.2. Composition. Silex 32; magesia 37.24; alumine 0.5; June 10.2; oxide of iron 6; water 14.--Hisinger. Distinctive characters. It is softer and more easily broken than nephrite, or jade, which it most resembles. It is found in masses and beds in primitive limestone, gneiss, and mica slate. From its resemblance to the skin of a serpent. What is the composition of hydrate of magnesia?--What are the co. lours of serpentine 1--Does it ever occur in crystals?--What minerals "- v does precious serpentine most resemble 1 Localities. Sweden, Bohemia, Saxony, Cornwall. In Italy it is intermixed with limestone, forming the verd antique. U. S. Milford, Conn. It is embedded in primitive limestone, in irregular masses commonly enveloped in amianthus, and containing chromate of iron. Its colour is a rich green, and it receives a high polish. Near Newburyport, Mass. The precious serpentine of this place is...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236652592
  • 9781236652591