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Note on Itacolumite or flexible sandstone

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Hogg, EG (1900) Note on Itacolumite or flexible sandstone. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 134-140.

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Abstract

The existence of flexible sandstone appears to have been
known of since 1780, when specimens were brought to
Europe from Brazil hy the Marquis of Lavradio, Viceroy of
Rio de Janeiro. The bed-rock in which the flexible sandstone
occurs was found by Von Eschwege to be largely
dereloped near Mt. Itacolunmi in the State of Villa Rica,
Province of Mina Garaes, Brazil, and is described by him as
a fissile sandstcme containing plates of talc, chlorite, and
mica.This rock contains a little gold, and has been shown
by Heusser and Claraz to be the parent source of the Brazilian
diamond.

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. 134-140
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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: 15 Apr 2013 01:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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