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Contributions to Scottish Mineralogy. (Part I.)

  • J. G-. Goodchild (a1)

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The following observations are based chiefly upon the results of an exhaustive survey of the specimens in the Scottish Mineral Collection in the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art, which were made while I was studying the material for completing The Mineralogy of Scotland. The survey has been continued since the publication of that work, in connection with the revision of the arrangement of the specimens in question. A large number of facts of interest have come to light in the course of this work. Furthermore, the forms of several hundreds of crystals in the Collection have now been determined, and freehand drawings of most of these crystals have been made, and placed alongside of the specimens to which they refer. It is proposed from time to time to lay some of the more interesting of the results arising from this work before this Society, especially as little or none of them have hitherto been published, and as the crystals, which present considerable interest, do not appear to have been previously figured.

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page 324 note * The registration marks, or other means of identifying the specimens referred to, will be given in every ease cited in these papers, so that the statements may be independently verified when anyone wishes to do so. Mineralogists should agree to give similar references in all cases.

page 328 note * Geological Survey Memoirs in The Geology of Cowal, by C. T. Clough (and others).

page 329 note * After a careful and prolonged search through the Scottish Mineral Collection, I have only been able to find a very small percentage of any of the crystals which correspond to the figures in The Mineralogy of Scotland.

page 337 note * Trans. Cumb. and Westd. Association, part vii. p. 108 (1883); and Proc. Geol. Assn., vol. xi. No. 2, p. 57.

Contributions to Scottish Mineralogy. (Part I.)

  • J. G-. Goodchild (a1)

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