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An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology; Being an Introduction to the Study of These Sciences, and Designed for the Use of Pupils, --For Persons Attending Lectures on These Subjects, --And as a Companion for Travellers in the United States of Ameri (Paperback) Loot Price: R712
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An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology; Being an Introduction to the Study of These Sciences, and Designed for the...
An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology; Being an Introduction to the Study of These Sciences, and Designed for the...

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An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology; Being an Introduction to the Study of These Sciences, and Designed for the Use of Pupils, --For Persons Attending Lectures on These Subjects, --And as a Companion for Travellers in the United States of Ameri (Paperback)

Parker Cleaveland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 Excerpt: ...places not far from Baltimore in carbonate of lime. (be Burrs.J--In Pennsylvania, in Chester Co. sometimes with carbonate of lime, asbestus, and serpentine; at London grove it is very beautiful. CCosBAD.J--la New York, at Kingsbridge;--and also near the city in granular limestone; sometimes it seems altogether distinct from the limestone. (Bruce.)--Also near Lake Champlain.--In Connecticut, at Washington, in Litchfield Co. both in dolomite and granular limestone: it is in flat prismatic crystals, or in very beautiful fibrous and radiated Glasartiger Trcmolith. Weiiser. t Asbestartifjer Tremolith. Wanjtiju Asbestous Tremolite. JamesokVar. of Amphibole fibreux. Hact. 4 Var. of Amphibole aciculaire. Hatt. masses, with the aspect of white silk; also on Mil ford Hills, near Newhaven, where all its varieties occur with dolomite and quartz. (sillimax.)--In Massachusetts, in Newbury, not two miles from Newburyport and near the turnpike, in fibrous, radiated masses; the. accompanying minerals are granular limestone, serpentine, asbestus, garnet, &c. Species 68. Asbestus. Asbestus exhibits a considerable diversity of aspect: and sometimes more resembles a product of the vegetable, tban of the mineral kingdom. Its structure is always fibrous; and, although it has never presented distinct crystals, its fibres sometimes appear to be rhomboidal prisms. Its masses are sometimes composed of filaments easily separable, extremely delicate, flexible, and more or less elastic. In other cases, the fibres are stiff," closely adhering, and discover very little flexibility or elasticity. Its lustre is often silky or pearly. When pure, it is seldom sufficiently hard to scratch glass even in a slight degree; and its fibres have sometimes the softness of cotton. Its powder i...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Parker Cleaveland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 268
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-1047-2
Barcode: 9781458810472
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LSN: 1-4588-1047-X

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