Travels In South-eastern Asia Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHoward Malcolm

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...are almost always broken by the finders. Jasper, amethyst, chrysolite, loadstone, noble serpentine, and amber, are also found; the two latter in almost unlimited quantity. Noble serpentine is obtained chiefly near Mogoung, where, at particular seasons of the year, about a thousand men, Burmans, Laos, Sinkphoos, and Vol. r. 13 Chinese Shyans, are employed in quarrying or mining it out Captain Hannay saw boats laden with it, of which some masses required three men to lift them. From four hundred to six hundred traders from China annually resort to the mines to purchase serpentine. The majority of these are from Santa, but most of the wealthier ones come by Bamoo. The principal amber mines are in and round the Hu-kong valley, on the Asam frontier. It is very abundant; but the natives, having neither spade nor pickaxe, and using chiefly a sort of spear made of a cane, burnt at the sharpened end, they accomplish very little. Most of it is carried at once to China. Iron ore is found in large quantities, from which the natives make sufficient iron for the consumption of the country; but, probably from the imperfect mode of smelting, it loses thirty or forty per cent in the forge. The principal supply is furnished from the great mountain of Poupa, a few days' journey east of Ava, about latitude 21 W. Tin is plenty in the Tavoy province, and perhaps elsewhere, and has been occasionally got out in considerable quantity; but at present little is done. Resort has been had, almost exclusively, to the gravel and sand of water-courses; and there is little doubt but that a proper examination of the hills would show the existence of extensive beds of ore. Lead is abundant, but is chiefly got out by the Shyans, and brought down for barter. It contains...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...are almost always broken by the finders. Jasper, amethyst, chrysolite, loadstone, noble serpentine, and amber, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021741110X

ISBN - 13:9780217411103

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