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A Treatise on Ore Deposits


PROFESSOR LOUIS has attempted no easy task in endeavouring to bring up to date Phillips' well-known work on ore deposits. Since the first edition appeared in 1884, mineral discoveries have been numerous and important. I need only refer to the gold of the Rand and Mount Morgan, the lead and silver of Broken Hill, the copper, silver and lead of Tasmania, the nickel of Sudbury, and the iron of Minnesota. Besides these comparatively new finds, one has to recollect the progress which has been made in developing some of the older mining districts. The years which have elapsed since 1884 have likewise been, fruitful in bringing forth descriptions of Ore deposits: scores of official memoirs, and hundreds of papers in the Transactions of scientific and technical societies at home and abroad, have been written about them; so that Prof. Louis must have had great difficulty in deciding what to ingraft upon, the old stock without making his book too bulky. As it is, the second edition is half as big again as the first.

A Treatise on Ore Deposits.

By J. Arthur Phillips Second edition, rewritten and greatly enlarged by Henry Louis, M.A. Pp. xxii + 943. 128 illustrations, and index. (London: Macmillan and Co., 1896.)

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F., C. A Treatise on Ore Deposits. Nature 56, 313–314 (1897).

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