The gold rocks of Great Britain and Ireland

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Chapman and Hall, 1853 - Gold - 324 pages

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Page 176 - Surely there is a vein for the silver, And a place for gold where they fine it. Iron is taken out of the earth, And brass is molten out of the stone.
Page 218 - ... region, in that part of the country which I have examined. They are found in a belt of land from thirty to sixty miles broad, and running parallel with the axis of the range ; and, from facts that I have ascertained from others, I have no doubt but that they exist throughout all the goldbearing region, both north and south.
Page 99 - About 160 years since, two gold mines were stated to have been discovered ; one at Pollux Hill, in Bedfordshire, and the other at Little Taunton, in Gloucestershire. The Society of Mines Royal seized them, and granted two leases of them to some refiners, who extracted some gold ; but they did not go on with the work, as the gold sometimes would not repay or requite the charge of separation, though sometimes it did.
Page 264 - Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That all and every Person and Persons...
Page 173 - The gold was found, accompanied by other metallic substances, dispersed through a kind of stratum composed of clay, sand, gravel, and fragments of rock, and covered by soil, which sometimes attained to a very considerable depth, from twenty to fifty feet, in the bed and banks of the different streams.
Page 264 - ... is made immaterial; it being enacted that no mines of copper, tin, iron, or lead shall be looked upon as royal mines, notwithstanding gold or silver may be extracted from them in any quantities ; but that the King, or persons claiming royal mines under his authority, may have the ore (other than tin ore in the counties of Devon and Cornwall), paying for the same a price stated in the act.
Page 219 - ... feet high, formed entirely of the older rocks, no traces of deposits being found on their surface, nor in the ravines that lead from them. " The depth of these deposits is extremely variable. Sometimes nothing more than a trace of them in the presence of a few round pebbles lying on the top of a ridge is found ; the valleys and ravines in the neighbourhood containing their disintegrated elements in considerable quantities. In other instances, particularly where spread out over the elevated flats,...
Page 219 - ... forming continuous beds of some miles in extent, which are rarely interrupted by the protrusion of any of the older rocks. Where found in these elevated situations, the lower hills and valleys are entirely free from them ; frequently a large section of the country will be enclosed from two high ridges capped by deposits, and diverging from a common point ; in the intervening space will be seen many secondary ridges, sometimes fifteen or eighteen hundred feet high, formed entirely of the older...

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