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On the relative value of specimens of native gold from the different countries whence it is brought to market in these colonies

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Denison, William Thomas (1853) On the relative value of specimens of native gold from the different countries whence it is brought to market in these colonies. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 2 (2). pp. 201-224. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The circumstances in which these colonies are now placed
give a special interest to communications which may in any
way tend to elucidate the structure and combinations of the
metals generally, more especially of that precious metal, the discovery of which on the main-land of Australia has been productive of such serious effects upon the inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land.
The extent to which gold is daily bought and sold renders
it very desirable to establish, within as narrow limits as
possible, the value of a commodity whose intrinsic worth,
great in itself, is very liable to deterioration by admixture with foreign bodies.

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. 201-224
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: 20 May 2014 06:22
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:18
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