Books Received | Published:

Jahrbuch der kaiserlich-königlichen geologischen Reichsanstalt

Nature volume 6, page 472 | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

THIS part of the Year-book contains three papers devoted to the mining industries of Austria. In one of these— “On the Future of Mining in Austria,” by Constantin Freih. v. Beust, we have concise and interesting sketches of the several mineral-bearing regions of Bohemia and Moravia, as also of the various rock formations of the Alpine districts which are metalliferous. The author comes to the conclusion that mining in Austria is capable of vast development, there being goodly stores of silver, lead, zinc, iron pyrites, and even perhaps of gold, which only require energy and enterprise to win them. The same writer contributes a second paper, “On the Direction of the principal Veins in the non-Hungarian Lands of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.” Franz Ritter v. Haucr also gives some account of the ironstones worked by the Styrian Iron Company near Eisenerz. Dr. Emil Tietze has a long and able memoir on the geology and pakeontology.of the southern regions of the Banat moun-tains (Hungary). The descriptions of cretaceous and liassic fossils, many of which are of species new to science, and the illustrative plates that accompany the memoir, are well worthy the attention of palaeontologists. In the Mmeralogische Mitthcihmgen, edited by Prof. Tschermak, we have, amongst a number of other papers, one by Prof. Inostranzeff of Petersburg, giving the results of his examination of certain limestones and dolomites as bearing on questions of metamorphism. Prof. A. Exner, of Vienna, also contributes a “Chemical Examination of the Meteorites of Gopelpur.” Other papers by M. Websky, A. Brezina, and F. Babanek, on mineralogical subjects, will serve to sustain the reputation acquired by our German friends in a department of science which has far too few votaries in this country.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/006472a0

Authors

    Comments

    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing