Mineralogy of New-York; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of the Minerals Hitherto Found in the State of New-York, and Notices of Their Uses in the Arts and Agriculture Volume 295,

Mineralogy of New-York; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of the Minerals Hitherto Found in the State of New-York, and Notices of Their Uses in the Arts and Agriculture Volume 295,

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...feet, at the village of Montezuma, and which is remarkable for the large proportion of saline matter which it contains. The specific gravity of this brine is 1. 18959, water being 1.00000. 1000 grains of the brine contain 230.30 grains of perfectly dry saline matter. The strength of the specimen may be judged of by the fact, that 1000 grains of water entirely saturated with common salt, contain from 260 to 270 grains of that salt; so that if there were nothing in this brine but common salt, it would be within three or four per cent. of complete saturation: but this is far from being the case. The following are the constituents in 1000 grains of this brine: Sulphate of lime, with a minute portion of carbonate of lime and oxide of iron, -.......................................---..-.-0.69 Chloride of calcium, ....................................... _ _ 90. 24 Chloride of magnesium, ...................................-. 8. 05 Common salt (pure and dry), --..L..........-.-................ 131.32 Water, with traces of organic matter, ........................-. 769. 70 It will require from forty-three to forty-five gallons of this brine to furnish a bushel of salt in the ordinary state of dryness. The following statement will exhibit the value of this brine, as compared with the best specimens heretofore obtained from Syracuse and from Montezuma: onnns. Proportion of common salt in 100 grains of this brine, -............. 13.13 Ditto ditto in 100 grs. best Syracuse brine, -.J.....--17.35 Ditto ditto in 100 grs. best Montezuma brine, ......-_ 9.33 But in regard to troublesome impurities, viz. the chlorides of calcium and magnesium, the proportion in the brine just described is much larger, as will appear from the following statement: GRAINS. Eshow more

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