Microscopical studies of Tasmanian rocks

Twelvetrees, William Harper 1896 , 'Microscopical studies of Tasmanian rocks' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 89-96 .

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The delicate methods of modern microscopical petrology have
added greatly to our knowledge of igneous rocks. Very
little work of this description has hitherto been attempted in
Tasmania, but the present studies, undertaken in connection
with the Launceston Microscopical Club, have been entered
upon in the hope of throwing additional light upon the
genesis and intimate structure of our eruptive rocks. It is
proposed to continue the descriptions from time to time as
materials and opportunity permit, and as they must at first
necessarily partake of the nature of preliminary work, remarks
upon their classification will be withheld till sufficient
progress has been made to justify generalisations. A glance
at the current literature of our science suffices to show that
the microscope in petrology is each year enlarging the
boundaries of its conquests, and it is hoped that the present
contributions will prove helpful to the stratigraphical
geologists of this island.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Twelvetrees, William Harper
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
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.

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