Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall Volume 8, PT. 1

Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall Volume 8, PT. 1

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... foreign money j but what part 11 of the rest was obtained in the Country is unknown. Regarding the quantity of gold smuggled out of the Province during so long a period, it is manifestly impossible to offer even a plausible conjecture; but it is supposed to have been at least one-fifth of the whole produce. As the mines became less prosperous and foreign capital was gradually withdrawn, the inhabitants improved their roads, and occasionally substituted wheeled-carriages for beasts of burden. Landowners who in times past had found work for their people as gold-washers or as miners, now employed them as husbandmen or as herdsmen; and from unfrequented districts, of which the produce had hitherto been sold at home for less than the cost of its conveyance to market, neighbouring towns were supplied with corn and cattle, f "A considerable quantity of gold-dust, brought down by Muleteers and Shop"keepers, is absorbed by the Jewellers." John Morgan, Esq., of the British Legation at Bio de Janeiro, MSS. (I860), That one-fifth of all gold extracted from the Captaincy had been clandestinely exported, was considered a moderate computation.--Southey, Brazil, in. p. 820, f " Ate certo tempo eminentemente mineira e rica pela extracao do ouro e do l diamante, cujos jazigos marcavao o bero e fixavao o assento de muitas povo"acoes importantes, hoje e de ha certo tempo, tornando-se muito contingente, e "pouco lucrativa essa extracpao, esta industria tern definhado e sofrido progres"sivo abandono, dirigindo-se com preferencia a actividade dos habitantes da "Provincia para a lavoura, e criacao que encontrao riquissimos recursos em seu "vasto e variado solo que ja lhe tern dado riquezas muito superiores as que more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236784926