The Mineralogists' Monthly; Devoted to Mineralogy, Archaeology, Geology, and Miscellaneous Reading Volume 1-5

The Mineralogists' Monthly; Devoted to Mineralogy, Archaeology, Geology, and Miscellaneous Reading Volume 1-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...llaitchinofi, two m this, mm_h M seicne 81 F, ' ho we1-Q versed, secured 1t. and 111 ll ffllmd what _ thev of microscopic siizeimppnsed to be (hnnmnds the wonderful event. Letters came from all parts of the globe asking for fragments of the meteorite and pictures of the stone. Anybody who had any interest in mineralogy was anxious to secure a specimen of the phenomenon, and study it at his leisure. MM. Jorelfeif and Latchinofi were very slow in parting with even the smallest chip of the stone, and i.t was not until a few weeks ago that a piece reached this country. It came to Mr. Geo. F. Kunz, of Tiffany & Co. The specimen weighed exactly four grains, just one five-hundredth part of the stone, and, because of its minuteness, it was feared that the quality of the meteorite could not be ascertained. The fragment, however, was divided into sections, and a small piece subjected to a thorough examination through a strong microscope. Only some grains of olivine or peridote were discovered in this inspection. Mr. Kunz then took the small pieces of the meteorite. and boiled them in hydrochloric, sulphuric, and then in nitro-muriatic acids. This cooking process had the efiect of removing all the magnetic and native iron, leaving only the skeletons of olivine, to which, it was discovered, clung small bright bl-.u_-k particles. H116 Of 'lli('-ll was elongated and rounded. The correctforms, however, could not he definitely determined, they appearing to be two joined cubes with rounded ends. ()n crushing'one of these m_'steriouslooking objects with a sapphire. the surface of the gem was deeply scratched, a fact which at once gave e'ide11c: -that tlu'l'c-was some diamondiferous quality in the stone..r. Kunz took from his...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737806
  • 9781236737809