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  • Ralph S. G. Stokes
  • Mines and Minerals of the British Empire: Being a Description of the Historical, Physical,& Industrial Features of the Principal Centres of Mineral Pr 

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    Veröffentlichung:  Juli 2015  
    Genre:  Naturwissensch., Medizin, Technik 
    ISBN:  9781331593935 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 27 mm 
    Gewicht:  682 gr 
    Seiten:  514 
    Zus. Info:  23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Mines and Minerals of the British Empire: Being a Description of the Historical, Physical,& Industrial Features of the Principal Centres of Mineral Production in the British Dominions Beyond the Seas

    In practical illustration Of the magnitude and importance of the British Empire from the mining standpoint, the peculiar personal experience of the writer, during his tour of over miles, may be incidentally recorded. Only twice - and then but by way of stepping-stones - did he set foot upon foreign soil (to Wit, in Java and Honolulu), and but once did his course carry him within a hundred miles of any noteworthy mining field unqualified for inclusion under the title of this volume.

    In some chapters a proper sense of proportion may appear to be wanting, and attention to have been bestowed upon certain fields out of relation to their respective output records. This apparent lack of perspective springs from the adopted plan of most fully describing the notably distinctive mining fields of each country. Thus, the mica fields of India, the plumbago and gem pits of Ceylon, and the asbestos mines of Quebec, are discussed with further detail than, for example, some of the minor gold and copper fields of Australia, which may be responsible for more valuable contributions to the mineral yield of the Empire, but are unimportant in their particular spheres. Mica, plumbago, sapphires, and asbestos - like tin, nickel, gold, and diamonds merit particular notice as products almost essentially British.

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