A Catalogue of Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils which Have Been Collected in the Colony by the Mining Department, Melbourne, Victoria

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J. Ferres, government printer, published by direction of the Honorable the Minister of Mines, 1866 - Fossils - 108 pages
 

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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).
Page 47 - REEF, MALDON. — Depth from the surface at which the specimen was obtained, 260 feet ; depth of water-line, 260 feet ; width of reef, 6 feet ; average yield of gold per ton, 2 ozs.

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