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Report on the geology of the Lake Superior land district

Author: J W FosterJ D WhitneyJames HallÉ DesorCharles WhittleseyAll authors
Publisher: Washington, Printed by A.B. Hamilton, 1851.
Series: United States.; 31st Congress, Special session, 1851.; Senate.; Executive document, 4.
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Genre/Form: Relief prints
Lithographs
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Foster, J.W. (John Wells), 1815-1873.
Report on the geology of the Lake Superior land district.
Washington, Printed by A.B. Hamilton, 1851
(OCoLC)752401892
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J W Foster; J D Whitney; James Hall; É Desor; Charles Whittlesey; W D Whitney
OCLC Number: 8290045
Description: xvi, 406 pages illustrations, xxxv (i. e. 36) plates (some folded, including frontispiece) folded maps, diagrams 23 cm
Contents: Classification and nomenclature of the rocks.--Azoic system.--Granite rocks of the Azoic period.--The iron ores and associated rocks.--Economic geology of the Azoic series.--Composition of the trappean rocks.--Mineralogy.--Lower Silurian system, Potsdam, and calciferous sandstone.--Lower Silurian system continued; Upper Silurian and Devonian series; by James Hall.--Miscellaneous observations on the Palæozoic series.--Chemistry and economic geology of the Palæozoic series.--Description of new or rare species of fossils from the Palœozoic series, by James Hall.--On the superficial deposits of this district, by F. Desor.--On the elevation of mountain chains.--Parallelism of the Palæozoic deposits of the United States and Europe, by James Hall.--On the observed fluctuations of the surfaces of the lakes; Magnetic variations, comparison of terrestrial and astronomical measurements; by Charles Whittlesey.--Botany, by W.D. Whitney.--Appendix: annotations and additions.
Series Title: United States.; 31st Congress, Special session, 1851.; Senate.; Executive document, 4.
Responsibility: by J.W. Foster and J.D. Whitney, United States geologists. Part II. The iron region, together with the general geology.

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