A further account of the geology of the Catamaran coal field

Lewis, Arndell Neil 1927 , 'A further account of the geology of the Catamaran coal field' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 188-210 .

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Geology is to the miner what the Intelligence Service is
to the soldier. It gives the plan of the terrain upon which the
operations are based. In a general conception, it provides a
guide for developmental policy, and in a special aspect it
provides the tactical plan upon which each problem must be
But if geology is to be of practical use to the miner in
opening up his own mine, it must supply its data in advance
of operations. Its use is to tell the miner what his pick is
going to strike. To do this, detailed knowledge of the whole
stratigraphic province in which the field lies must be obtained.
Physiography is too often regarded as an elementary
branch of geology and of little practical importance. No
greater mistake could be made. The physiography of a
region, correctly interpreted, provides a key to earth movements,
and the results of these in turn, when accurately
plotted, indicate the whereabouts of any beds the miner
desires to locate.
Much has yet to be done before a complete geological
map can be constructed. The difficulties of exploration cannot
be imagined by anyone who has not attempted it, and
even when all the surface data have been collected only
boring operations can prove conclusions.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lewis, Arndell Neil
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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