The Gold Rocks Of Great Britain And Ireland; And A General Outline Of The Gold Regions Of The World…

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byJohn Calvert

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. PRESENT STATE OF GOLD WORKING IN BRITAIN. Gold Mining Companies.--Commissions of Survey.--Gold Licenses.--Gold Prospecting.--Gold within the Tidal Range.--Commutation or Abolition of Royalties.--Assays.--Deficiency of.--Fluctuations of.--Loss of Gold.--Bad Sampling.--Public Assay Offices.--Managers of Mines.--Stamping.--Washing.--Fusion.--Amalgamation.--Electric Treatment of Gold.--Local Reduction Works.--Will Quartz Companies pay?--Causes of Failure.--Yield of Gold Ores. From what has been already stated, it will be seen that there is evidence enough of the existence of gold in these islands, but that the present production is inconsiderable. I propose, now, to consider the state of gold mining and working. As to the diggings or working of the deposits, nothing is being done except the picking up a chance nugget in the tin streams or at Lead Hills, and what is got from the South Wicklow gold field for the Dublin goldsmiths. As to the gold mines which have been opened, or are now at work, there are:--The North Wales, Cwmheisian, Dolfrwynog, and Berthllwydd. The Prince of Wales. The Exmoor Wheal Eliza. J The Arundell, near Ashburton. Inney Consols, near Launceston. Of these the operations as yet are inconsiderable, but they show the foundations of a large gold-working interest if properly directed. Indeed, nothing more shows the progress of gold mining in this country than the fact of the existence of a dozen gold mining companies at this time, and the actual production of gold. It matters little what the opinion may be as to the present profit of these undertakings, for it is so far a concession that there are gold ores, and that these ores can be worked. I shall proceed to consider what is requisite for the proper development of the auriferous reso...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. PRESENT STATE OF GOLD WORKING IN BRITAIN. Gold Mining Companies.--Commissions of Survey.--Gold Licenses.--Gold Prospecti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217296440

ISBN - 13:9780217296441

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