Notes on the Physical Geography, Geology, and Mineralogy of Victoria

Notes on the Physical Geography, Geology, and Mineralogy of Victoria

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...dlisseminfated 'l2l1ll'Ol;.2l2l (lihe masseld Itdis af singular fact, t at a oug ga ena IS requent y oun associa e an as or instance at the Pyrenees Reef, densely impregnated with find gold, the latter metal, according to the assays, never assumes the place of the silver or even conjointly occupies it in the composition of the ore. Crystals lof galena are extremely rare, and those which have been as yet observed are small and very imperfect cubes, with planes of the octahedron. Boulangerite (?).--A combination of sulphur, lead, and antimony, closely resembling this mineral in outward character and behaviour before the Anglesi he: Sulphate of Lead. Galena: Sulphide of Lead. The Wilson's Reef is, as regards width and compactness, one of the, if not the largest known reef in the colony, exhibiting at the outcrop a thickness of nearly 100 feet, which gradually decreases in depth (300 feet) to the figure above given. 1' See chlorobromide of silver. Boula.ngerite (?). Bonrnonite. Native Bismuth. Bismnthite: Carbonate of Bismuth.. blowpipe, has been found scantily distributed in a quartz reef at Ballarat, being associated with copper pyrites, and containing specks of gold em bedded. Bomnom'te.--Occurs finely impregnated in some of the quartz reefs of Ballarat, St. Arnaud, Steiglitz, &c.; also, in implanted crystalline grains in the antimony reef at Costerfield, M'Ivor. It is apparently very rare. Native Bismuth.--Has been found in irregularly-shaped roundish pieces, from a few pennyweights to above 1 lb. in weight, in the Wombat Creek, Omeo, and the Upper Yarra. It also occurs at Kingower, and in small crystalline grains, associated with "Wolfram," " iron-glance," and ..".show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236748515