A Descriptive Guide to the Museum of Practical Geology: With Notices of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, the Royal School of Mines, and the Mining Record Office

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George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1867 - 167 Seiten
 

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Seite 133 - Lahore treasury, under the stipulations previously made, that all the property of the state should be confiscated to the East India Company, in part payment of the debt due by the...
Seite 52 - ... feet deep, and four in diameter, and walled round to the height of two feet. A furnace, onethird of the diameter of the kiln in length, communicated with the side. In the centre of the circle so formed was an oval pedestal, the height of the sides, with the end pointing to the furnace mouth. Upon this pedestal and side wall, the floor of the kiln rests.
Seite 5 - In this view it is impossible to estimate too highly the advantages to be derived from an institution like this, intended to direct the researches of science and to apply their results to the development of the immense mineral riches granted by the bounty of Providence to our isles and their numerous colonial dependencies.
Seite 51 - Nen and its tributary streams; the clay used at some of them appears to have been collected at some little' distance from the works. The kilns are all constructed on the same principle. A circular hole was dug, from three to four feet deep and four in diameter, and walled round to the height of two feet. A furnace, one-third of the diameter of the kiln in length, communicated with the side. In the centre of the circle so formed was an oval pedestal the height of the sides, with the end pointing to...
Seite 109 - The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain : for the wicked are not plucked away. Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.
Seite 3 - ... constructing public works or buildings, employed for useful purposes, or from which useful metals were extracted, and that it should be arranged with every reference to instruction ; as by the adoption of this course a large amount of information, which was scattered, might be condensed, and those interested be enabled to judge how far our known mineral wealth might be rendered available for any undertaking they are required to direct, or may be anxious to promote, for the good or ornament of...
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Seite 124 - Count Strzelecki along the eastern chain of Australia. Seeing the great similarity of the rocks of those two distant countries, I could have little difficulty in drawing a parallel between them ; in doing which I was naturally struck by the circumstance that no gold ' had yet been found ' in the Australian ridge, which I termed, in anticipation, the
Seite 89 - Yeniseik, where low ridges, similarly constructed to those on the eastern flank of the Ural, and like them trending from north to south, appear as offsets from the great east and west chain of the Altai, which separates Siberia from China ; and here, it is curious to remark, that a very few years ago, this distant region did not afford a third part of the gold which the Ural produced, but by recent researches, an augmentation so rapid and extraordinary has taken place, that, in 1843, the eastern...
Seite 136 - The ascent to the lake from the sea, a distance of threequarters of a mile, is covered with a hardened pitch, on which trees and vegetables flourish ; and about Point La Braye, the masses of pitch look like black rocks among the foliage. The lake is underlaid by a bed of mineral coal.

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