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Hogg, EG (1902) On certain calcareous nodules. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 136-137.

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Abstract

The nodules described in the following paper occur in
certain bands in the upper members of the strata disclosed
at Duff's quarry, in Forster-street, New Town. The
nodule-bearing bands appear to be unfossiliferous, but
both above and below them are other bands carrying
numerous fossil impressions, including Alethopteris
australis, Thinnfeldia obtusifolia, Phyllotheca, &c. The
whole series of bands is just below the horizon of the
New Town Coal Measures. The beds in which the nodules
are found are grey and blue-grey in colour, traversed by
thin layers of darker hue, thus giving rise to a banded
structure ; they may be described as a calcareous sandstone
of fine texture, fairly tough, and showing little or no
tendency to split along the planes of banding. Includes two photographs

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. 136-137
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: 12 Mar 2013 04:35
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:49
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