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Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey, 1879
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Page 438 - By F. and WG Platt. Pp. 194, illustrated with 84 wood-cuts and 4 maps and sections. Part I. Cambria. Price, $1 00 ; postage, $0 12.
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Page 439 - N. REPORT OF PROGRESS 1875-6-7. Two HUNDRED TABLES OF ELEVATION ABOVE TIDE-LEVEL of the Railroad Stations, Summits and Tunnels; Canal Locks and Dams, River Riffles, &c., in and around Pennsylvania; with.
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Page iv - FA GENTH Mineralogist and Chemist at Philadelphia. FA GENTH, Jr Aid in the Laboratory. AS McCREATH Chemist, in charge of the Laboratory of the Survey, 223 Market street, Harrisburg.
Page 437 - PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE MINERALOGY OF PENNSYLVANIA 1874. By Dr. FA Genth. With appendix on the hydro-carbon compounds, by Samuel P. Sadtler. 8vo., pp. 206, with map of the State for reference to counties. Price in paper, $0 50 ; postage, $0 08.
Page 281 - The Upper Washington limestone is a fine stratum of such marked characteristics that it cannot be mistaken for any other in the series. In all portions it weathers to an almost snowy whiteness with the slightest tinge of blue. The upper part is quite slaty and is blue on the freshly exposed surface. The middle layers are dark, almost black, and frequently mottled with drab. They are exceedingly brittle, ring sharply when struck, and yield a limestone of superior quality . . . . The top and bottom...
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