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Descriptions of new species of fossil leaves from the tertiary deposits of Mount Bischoff belonging to the genera Eucalyptus, Laurus, Quercus, Cycadites, etc.

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1885) Descriptions of new species of fossil leaves from the tertiary deposits of Mount Bischoff belonging to the genera Eucalyptus, Laurus, Quercus, Cycadites, etc. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 322-325.

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Abstract

I am
indebted for the opportunity afforded me for the examination
of a very valuable collection of Fossil Leaf impressions
collected by Mr. Kayser, the very able manager of the
Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company's works at Mount
Bischoff. The fossil impressions are very numerous and
well defined, in a somewhat greyish sandstone, whose position,
I learn from Mr. Kayser, underlies that recent basaltic sheet,
which, with associated tuffs, occupies a considerable portion
of the country in and around Mount Bischoff, and also
extends more or less uninterruptedly over a considerable
portion of the Surrey and Hampshire Hills, and towards Emu
Bay, where a fine exposed headland exhibits basaltic columns,
remarkable for their prismatic form and regularity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 322-325
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 23:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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