A Catalogue of Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils which Have Been Collected in the Colony by the Mining Department, Melbourne, Victoria
J. Ferres, government printer, published by direction of the Honorable the Minister of Mines, 1866 - Fossils - 108 pages
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12 inches 15 feet 84 feet 9 inches 90 feet A. B. Ainsworth absent amorphous QUARTz ANTIMONY Arnaud ARNAUD.—Depth Auriferous Quartz average yield Ballarat blue CLAY SLATE bluish-white QUARTz Castlemaine cavities chiefly empty CLAIM Clunes Quartz Mining compact crystalline QUARTz depth of water-line dwts face feet 6 inches filled with PyRITEs Fryer's Creek Division GALENA GIPPs LAND gold per ton GoLD visible H. B. Nicholas hard QUARTz Harrie Wood inches Inglewood IRON PyRITEs John D'Alton John Phillips laminated lines of fracture Maldon Messrs Mining Registrar Mining Surveyor N. G. Stephens Nankivell natural fractures partially filled partly filled Peroxide of Iron Pleasant Creek Proportion of pyrites Quartz Mining Company R. L. M. Kitto reddish-gray Sandhurst SANDSTONE scarcely specimen was obtained specimens were obtained stained with IRON stained with Peroxide stone Sulphide surface T. G. Kennan veins W. G. Couchman white QUARTz width of reef Wood's Point Yackandandah yield of gold
Page 93 - Proportion of pyrites, very small. From the Cornish Reef, Daylesford. Depth from the surface at which the specimen was obtained, 480 feet; depth of the water-line, 80 feet; width of [the reef, 10 feet; average yield of gold per ton, 7 dwts.
Page 94 - Auriferous hard white Quartz, traversed by gray oxide of manganese (?) irregularly, mixed with pyrites. Proportion of pyrites, not large. — From the Welcome Reef. Depth from the surface at which the specimen was obtained, 480 feet ; depth of water-line, about 84 feet ; width of reef, 8 feet.
Page 46 - ... Chum Mining Company (Registered). — E., NG Stephens, mining registrar, Sandhurst. 704 (38) Bluish-white amorphous Quartz (two specimens) ; the quartz is laminated by black carbonaceous clay slate and arsenical pyrites; gold occurs mixed with galena and with pyrites. Proportion of pyrites, small. From the New Chum Reef, Sandhurst. Depth from the surface at which the specimen was obtained, 700 feet; depth of the water-line, 180 feet; width of the reef from 5 to 15 feet; average yield of gold...
Page 106 - Quartz, 5 inches by 5 inches by 2 inches; cavities numerous, formed by the planes of crystals; in one end of the specimen slate is enclosed in the quartz; cavities in the slate left by the decomposition of pyrites; fracture uneven, lustre vitreous. Proportion of pyrites, absent. From Balaclava Hill, Whroo. Depth from the surface at which the specimen was obtained, 50 feet to 100 feet; width of the reef) 2 feet; average yield of gold per ton, 1 oz. 4 dwts. 12 grs. — E., Henry Hicks, mining registrar,...
Page 38 - Stream Tin. — Taken from a depth of 30 feet from the surface ; said to yield 65 per cent, of tin, and to be worth £37 per ton, in addition to an average yield of 75 ozs. of GOLD per ton. A cubic yard of washdirt yields about 3f ozs.
Page 34 - Washdirt. — From the claim of the EXTENDED SONS OF FREEDOM MINING COMPANY, REGISTERED, CHILTERN LEAD. — The strata consist of decomposed granite, clay, and drift, and the bedrock is soft white slate or sandstone. The company employs, it is said, 120 men, and obtained for the week ending 14th July, 1866, 206 ounces of gold.
Page 94 - From the WELCOME REEF. — Depth from the surface at which the specimen was obtained, 300 feet ; depth of water-line, about 84 feet ; width of reef, 12 feet; average yield of gold per ton, 16 dwts.
Page 18 - Iron Ore. — BENALLA DISTRICT, twenty miles from the township of Benalla, Major's Ranges. The surveyor reports that the quantity of iron ore cropping out at the -surface, of the same quality as the specimen exhibited, is immense (amounting to hundreds of thousands of tons).