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Notes on a mineral substance new to Tasmania

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Petterd, William Frederick (1895) Notes on a mineral substance new to Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xx-xxi.

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Abstract

During a recent visit to the Zeehan silver-field my
attention was drawn to a peculiarly coloured and unusual form of
pyrites occurring in one of the silver-lead lodes on the property of
the Silver Queen Prospecting Association. It is found in some
quantity, both massive and disseminated, closely associated with
various other forms of pyrites and richly argentiferous galena in a
portion of this particular lode, locally known as "Clarke's Tribute." The mineral is commonly known as " tin prites," or "bell-metal ore,"
and is almost peculiar to the stanniferous districts of Cornwall, England,
being only rarely found out of its original locality. It has been
reported to occur in Bohemia, at Zinnwald, in the Erzgebirge, with
blende and galena. In Australia it is reported to occur in extremely
limited quantity in the tin districts of New South Wales and Northern
Queensland.

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: xx-xxi
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: 30 Jul 2013 04:25
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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