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Notes of some geological observations on the West Coast

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Montgomery, Alexander (1890) Notes of some geological observations on the West Coast. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 188-195. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

During a short visit to the mines of the West Coast in
March of this year, I was able to make a few cursory
observations of some geological features of the ground
travelled over; and a few notes and remarks on these I have
the honour to lay before you to-night.
On this occasion my route lay from Strahan to Mount
Lyell, thence to the Howard Plains and back to Strahan,
then on to Trial Harbour, Mount Zeehan, and Mount
Dundas, then overland by Corinna and the Heazlewood silver
field to Waratah.
The most interesting subject for geological research on the
West Coast appears to me to be the relation to one another
and to the sedimentary formations of the numerous igneous
rocks, and the influence exerted by these upon the mineral
contents of the mining districts. These igneous rocks
comprise granite, greenstone, serpentinous greenstone, basalt,
and a doubtful rock which may be diorite.
are also fossiliferous.
In conclusion, I have to say that these notes are given for
what they may be worth as to the facts related in them, for I confess I attach no importance to any theories I have indulged
in, and am quite prepared to find that further exploration
Will disprove them, or cause them to be altered beyond
recognition.

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. 188-195
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: 01 Jul 2013 23:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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