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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.

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