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The oil shales of Tasmania and New South Wales.

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Kurth, EE (1934) The oil shales of Tasmania and New South Wales. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Owing to the unexploited nature of this field of enquiry, the
work is practically entirely of an original character and little
direct assistance could be gained from the literature. In addition,
the thousands of assays, determinations, etc. were all personally
carried out by the writer, prolonging the work in point of time but
maintaining a uniform standard of accuracy. The only substantial
assistance was on the mechanical side in the construction of apparatus.
The actual designing of the special apparatus used was done by the
writer, so that almost the whole of the work may be looked on as
original and in the few instances where other sources of information
have been used they have been duly noted.
No part of this work has been previously submitted for any degree
and little has been published as the work was commenced under the old
regulations for the degree of D.Sc. and these demanded a thesis not
previously published. When the regulations for the degree of D.Sc.
were recently altered, the work had proceeded to such a stage that
it was thought advisable to leave the collection and presentation of
it till all the laboratory work had been completed.
The provision of same special apparatus was made by assistance
from the Council of Scientific and Industrial research, through the
Commonwealth Science and Industry Endowment Fund. The results of
the investigation, although not published except in a partial and
fragmentary form in the "Report of Tasmanian Shale Oil Investigation
Committee", Government Printer, Hobart, 1933, have been freely made
available to both Commonwealth and State Governments and the stage
which the investigation had reached in 1931 enabled the Investigation
Committee to proceed immediately to a proper evaluation of the shale
resources of Tasmania. The comparative work done on the New South
Wales shales and their resultant oils has been made use of by the
Newmes Investigation Committee in their deliberations at the close
of 1933.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Oil-shales, Oil-shales
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Thesis (D.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1934

Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2014 02:29
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 04:54
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