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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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 20 - to the imperishable credit of its author, stands forth as the first palace ever raised from the ground in Great Britain by the government, which is entirely devoted to the advancement of science.
Seite 116 - 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 20 - At his own expense he traced the boundaries and relations of certain rock -formations, and, laying them down on the Ordnance Survey Maps, accompanied by illustrative Sections, he thus took the first step in leading public men (otherwise little versed in our science) to see the good which must result from the extensive application of such a scheme, in making all proprietors alive to the importance of obtaining a better acquaintance with the subsoil of their estates. Having gradually attracted the...
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...
Seite 28 - De la Rive.— A Treatise on Electricity, in Theory and Practice. By A. DE LA RIVE, Professor in the Academy of Geneva.
Seite 69 - 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 38 - ... bed, or best bed. This lower bed is worked whenever it is found in convenient situations. Previously to 1623 this stone does not appear to have attracted any attention. From 1660 it has gradually grown into use. Inigo Jones restored a portion of Old St. Paul's, " casing great part of the outside, and adding a grand Corinthian portico to the west front, all of Portland stone.
Seite 95 - 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 126 - The bitumen is solid and cold near the shores, but gradually increases in temperature and softness towards the centre, where it is boiling. The solidified bitumen appears as if it had cooled as the surface boiled in large bubbles. The ascent to the lake from the sea, a distance of...

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