Report on the Economical Geology, Physical Geography and Scenery of Vermont

Report on the Economical Geology, Physical Geography and Scenery of Vermont

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... in the eastern part of Springfield. For awhile there was considerable talk of the Springfield gold, and allusions to it were oftentimes made in the newspapers; but we think that nothing has been done at gold w ashing in town during this year (1861), and that the inducements are not such as to warrant success in the enterprise. The work in Plymouth has been steadily carried on during the two last years by men who were acquainted with the business, and the average yield of gold is much greater than that of 1859. During the present season work has been carried on in dry diggings, with results that were very gratifying. These dry diggings are, at present, confined to the sides of the valleys of Buffalo, Reading Pond, and Gold Brooks, but will, doubtless, be found in other valleys of this town, and ultimately extend along the line of gold deposits, to towns in other portions of the State. COPPER. Copper is a metal of a reddish-brown color, possessing a strong metallic taste and smell when placed in the mouth or rubbed in the hand. It was well known and extensively worked by the ancients, and derived its name from the island Cyprus where valuable mines of it were worked. It occurs in naturo both metallic and in a state of ore. One of the best localities for native copper, is in the vicinity of Lake Superior. Here the copper is found in extensive veins, from which immense quantities of the native metal are obtained. But the ores from which most of the copper of commerce is obtained are the sulphurets and carbonates. The sulphuret--which is the most valuable copper ore found in England and Vermont--has a metallic luster, and is of a yellow color that passes into a copper red or an irised blue or purple, and occasionally assumes a greenish hue. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655702
  • 9781236655707