Catalogue of fossils, found in the British Isles, forming the private collection of James Tennant

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J. Tennant, 1858 - Fossils - 76 pages
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Page 86 - Phillips, and contains 200 Specimens, in a cabinet, with 5 trays, comprising the following, viz. :— MINERALS which are either the components of Rocks, or occasionally imbedded in them: — Quartz, Agate, Chalcedony, Jasper, Garnet, Zeolite, Hornblende, Augite...
Page 86 - In masses or beds, in veins, and occasionally in the beds of rivers. Specimens of the following metallic ores are put in the Cabinet : Iron, Manganese, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Copper, Antimony, Silver, Gold, Platina, &c.
Page 82 - Geology to pursuits connected with mining operations for Coal, Iron, Copper, Tin, Silver, Gold, Mercury, Antimony, Zinc, Cobalt, &c., will be specially considered. The student is directed how to proceed in the examination of a new country, how to collect and record his observations, and to mark his specimens, in order to render them useful to more experienced Geologists at home.
Page 81 - Lapis-lazuli, &c. D. The Metalliferous Minerals will be fully described in the Practical Course. The Course of Instruction will include a minute description of all the substances entering into the composition of Rocks, and of those Minerals which are also used in the Arts, illustrated by an extensive collection of characteristic specimens and diagrams of the principal crystalline forms, &o.
Page 86 - Geology, at 50 to 100 Guineas each, with every requisite to assist those commencing the study of this interesting science, a knowledge of which affords so much pleasure to the traveller in all parts of the world. * A collection for...
Page 86 - Rocks. SECONDARY FOSSILS, from the Trias, Lias, Oolite, Wealden, and Cretaceous Groups. TERTIARY FOSSILS, from the Woolwich, Barton, and Bracklesham Beds, London Clay, Crag, &c. In the more expensive Collections some of the Specimens are rare, and all more select.
Page 86 - He can also supply Elementary Collections of Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils, on the following terms: — 100 Small Specimens, in cabinet, with three trays. 2 2 0 *200 Specimens, larger, in cabinet, with five trays...
Page 82 - ... to collect and record his observations, and to mark his specimens, in order to render them useful to more experienced Geologists at home. In order more fully to exemplify the applications of the Science, Mr. Tennant accompanies his Classes to various Museums in London, including the Museum of Practical Geology and the British Museum ; also on excursions into the country, in which the actual field-work of the Geologist is explained and illustrated. The above Lectures commence at King's College...
Page 81 - Friday mornings from 9 to 10, and on Thursday evenings from 8 to 9. The Course will commence with a description of the Physical and Chemical Characters of Minerals in general. PHYSICAL CHARACTERS. — Crystallization, Cleavage, Fracture, Frangibility, Hardness, Lustre, Colour, Flexibility, Double Refraction, Touch, Taste, Odour, Streak, Powder, Adhesion to the Tongue, Magnetic and Electric Properties, Phosphorescence, Specific Gravity. CHEMICAL CHARACTERS- — Use of the Blowpipe, Action of Acids,...
Page 82 - The Lectures delivered on the subject of Geological Mineralogy are intended to have especial reference to the important practical applications of that science to Engineering, Mining, Architecture, and Agriculture. The Granites, Syenites, Porphyries, Greenstones, Clays, &c., will be described, and the Minerals peculiar to each noticed.

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