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Notes on some additional minerals recently determined, with new localities for species known to occur in Tasmania

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Petterd, William Frederick (1905) Notes on some additional minerals recently determined, with new localities for species known to occur in Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 75-82.

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Abstract

The present contribution to the mineralogy of this State
is of somewhat unusual interest, inasmuch as it describes
for the first time an apparently new compound, which,
although of no commercial value, is of some scientific
interest. It is in its way a humble congener of the more
imposing crocoisite, for the occurrence of which, in such
magnificent developments, this island has obtained a great
repute among mineralogists in all parts of the world, but,
like it, is simply of scientific importance.
The Lefroy meteorite, now mentioned for the first time,
is, although of such remarkably small size, worthy of
special note, and its detection in the prospector's dish adds
another to the romantic discoveries of such objects from
unknown space.The paper is an analysis of Bellite and Hercynite, undertaken by Mr. J. D. Millen,
A.S.T.C, M.S.C.I., Lond., metallurgical chemist. Includes notes on additional localities for a few others
which are already on record are given, with some remarks
on peculiar features presented by some few others.

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. 75-82
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: 15 Apr 2013 01:03
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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