Notes regarding the existence of lower coal measures at Port Cygnet and Harefield.
Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1887) Notes regarding the existence of lower coal measures at Port Cygnet and Harefield. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 67-73.
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Geological description of the Mount Cygnet and surrounding areas also description of Harefield in the Fingal Basin.
The coal seam of Mount Cygnet is worked by an inclined
adit or drive on the northern slope, near the bed of one of
the tributaries of Gardner’s Creek, and the coal is carried a
distance of about two miles westward by a wooden tramway
to the jetty at the township of Welsh, near Port Cygnet.
The relation of the lower
coal measures to the marine beds at Mount Cygnet corresponds
closely to that of the Adventure Bay coal measures
immediately to the south, towards which they dip.
|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.|
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