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Notes relating to certain fossil leaves and fruits found in the auriferous drifts of Gulgong, New South Wales

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Barnard, Charles E (1880) Notes relating to certain fossil leaves and fruits found in the auriferous drifts of Gulgong, New South Wales. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 40-43.

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Abstract

The few specimens of Palaeontological Botany I am sending
to the Museum of the Royal Society, Tasmania (kindly
forwarded by my father), are complementary to the fossil
seed-vessels or fruits presented by me to the Museum some
eighteen months back. They all were obtained from the
same "lead," or auriferous drift, in the immediate neighbourhood
of Gulgong, at a depth of about 146 feet. This ancient
watercourse, called the "Black Lead," from containing dark
ligneous clay amongst its strata, has been worked for fully a mile in length, and was found very rich in gold. The
overlying strata consist of alluvial soil of a rich volcanic
character—clay, gravel, and basalt. Of the latter, two
varieties are met with; one, the hard, close-grained, bluish-black
stone; the other, called by miners "soft basalt," from
its friable, earthy nature, and derived from the hard variety
by decomposition.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 40-43
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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: 21 Nov 2012 21:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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