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The minerals of Tasmania


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Petterd, William Frederick (1900) The minerals of Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 75-84.

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To the geologist, the fascinating science of mineralogy
must always be of the utmost importance, as it defines with
remarkable exactitude the chemical constituents and combinations
of rock masses, and, thus interpreting their optical
and physical characters assumed, it plays an important part
in the elucidation of the mysteries of the earth's crust.
Moreover, in addition, the minerals of a country are invariably
intimately associated with its industrial progress, in
addition to being an important factor in its igneous and
metamorphic geology. In this dual aspect this State affords
a most prolific field, perhaps unequalled in the Commonwealth,
for serious consideration.

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. 75-84
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: 19 Mar 2013 01:06
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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