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Notes on the fossil spores in an oil-shale from Tasmania.

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Singh, TCN (1931) Notes on the fossil spores in an oil-shale from Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 32-36. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Tasmanite is an oil-shale known to occur in the Permocarboniferous (1) of the North and North-Western districts of Tasmania. The shale is of sedimentary origin and is brownish grey in colour, being largely impregnated with spores which have been named by Newton as Tasmanites punctatus Newt. (2). On distillation the shale yields an artificial petroleum which is claimed to be C:btained from these spores (3). T•hus it is chiefly for its economic importance rather than palreo-botanical that it has been engaging the attention of investigators ·from time to time.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 32-36
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 08:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:30
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13121
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