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Volcanoes on the Shores of Lake Nyassa, Africa

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DR. LAWS, on his return to Europe from the mission station at the north end of Lake Nyassa, passed by Naples, where I had the pleasure of meeting him. Amongst other information that I gleaned was that pumice-stone is very abundant in the locality above-mentioned and on the shores of the lake, where pebbles of coal are also met with. He also informed me that many of the rocks had a striking resemblance to the volcanic tufas around Naples. Dr. Laws happened to have a specimen of pumice, which he kindly placed at my disposal.

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