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Dales, Scenery, Fishing Streams, and Mines of Derbyshire, and Surrounding Counties, Historical and Geological (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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Dales, Scenery, Fishing Streams, and Mines of Derbyshire, and Surrounding Counties, Historical and Geological (Paperback): W...
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W Adam

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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. 1861 Excerpt: ...or bottom fishing, and for the character of the fish required. Mr. Smedley may be found at Wellington House, and Mr. Fletcher on the North Parade. Of non-professional amateurs, there are a few of the best fishermen in Matlock that can be found anywhere. The angler will proceed from hence onward till he reaches the mighty Tor, who rears his giant head about four hundred feet above the bed of the river, and it may be said to be almost perpendicular. It is one of the boldest limestone escarpments in Great Britain, and of great interest in a geological point of view. On thoroughly examining the various measures in this bold limestone rock, the great problem of there being more than one toadstone, or basaltic rock, was solved. The first of these basaltic beds is found about one hundred and forty-six feet below the first limestone measures, and the second is at the foot of the Tor, one hundred and twelve feet lower down; and these two different beds are interpolated, or regularly imbedded with the limestones; not cutting through or crossing the beds, like all other basalts as found Matlock's Marble Jaws. in different parts of the world. This is clearly proved by examining Masson Hill, opposite to the Tor. For on passing over this hill, and walking down to Bonsall, the bassetts, or out-crop of these measures, may be passed over, and clearly denned to a depth or thickness of five hundred and thirtyfour feet. The first basaltic bed is ninety-six feet thick, and the second one hundred. The first bed has been traced over a distance of ten miles (from Grange Mill to Ashover); the second only about two, and that in the neighbourhood of Matlock and Bonsall. The dark regions of Pluto (volcanic action) must have been exceedingly active at some remote period in this neighbo...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: W Adam
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65700-9
Barcode: 9781150657009
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LSN: 1-150-65700-6

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