Verhandelingen Van Het Bataviaasch Genootschap Der Kunsten En Wetenschappen Volume 8

Verhandelingen Van Het Bataviaasch Genootschap Der Kunsten En Wetenschappen Volume 8

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...from severaL_ apertures, but their temperatures are not equal;' the hottest indicates the degree of I30 of Fah-T renheit's scale. They allicontain a verylarge: quantity of calcareous earth in solution and suspension, which, coming into contact with the, air, immediately separates, and adheres to the, surrounding objects, or is precipitated to the ground. The branches of the shrubs in ting. vicinityarc all enveloped by a stalactical crustation. A' 3 The water from the different wells, gentlys descetnding the white ca_l.c_areo_us pl__aiu, _i_s coldleetcdlg in a rivulet below. " A large number of calcareous rocks are fnund in the vicinity 0f"the plain; some are covered with ele'gant'Crystnls nf-calcareous spar, other! have a-Coralline appe'ar'a.nce, and some have thefracturc of Alabaster. On" prnceeling'"up the hills, immense irregular blocks of-vcaleareoui rocks are founl strewed about in the valliesr ' About 100 yards hhove this district are se-7 veral wells (if Naphthaor Petroleum. It risesl in small plashes of water, about I2 or-l8 inches in diameter, upon which it drives in blaclt specks, emitting the peculiar odour of thePetroleum. ' The earth in the circumference of these plashes is strongly impregnated with this oil: it is very tough, and from that immediately bound; ing apertures, the naphtha. flows out on its being pressed----sorne 5p0rti0ns exactly resemble Asphaltum. A considerable space of groundis occupied by these wells: the stones are all cal; Oareous. 3 ' A few hundred yards _above this spot the borders of the hills become very steep. I exa-._ mined them tn some extent. They are cempos-I ed exclusively of calcareous stones. Several ex; tensive stalactitic caves are tliund 'lat more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831381
  • 9781236831385