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Notes on the geology of the King River, together with a brief account of the history of gold-mining in Australasia.

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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1886) Notes on the geology of the King River, together with a brief account of the history of gold-mining in Australasia. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 210-231. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The first evidence of the fossiliferous rocks in this part of
the country was obtained by Mr. T. B. Moore, while
engaged in opening up new tracks in this rugged country in
the neighbourhood of the King River in the year 1884. Although the impressions of casts of brachiopods are very
numerous, they are invariably imperfect. Although the impressions of casts of brachiopods are very numerous, they are invariably imperfect.
With respect to the party, 32 in number, organised by Mr.
Chas. Gould, in 1862 and 1863, for the purpose of searching
for gold and other minerals in the vicinity of the King and
Gordon Rivers, it is now of the greatest interest to reproduce
an account of the general results of their labours.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 210-231
ISSN: 0080-4703
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: 24 Jun 2013 01:28
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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