Northern Territory of South Australia, North-western District. Reports (Geological and General) Resulting from the Explorations made by the Government Geologist and Staff during 1905.
Northern Territory of South Australia, North-western District. Reports (Geological and General) Resulting from the Explorations made by the Government Geologist and Staff during 1905.

Northern Territory of South Australia, North-western District. Reports (Geological and General) Resulting from the Explorations made by the Government Geologist and Staff during 1905.

Adelaide: Government Printer, 1906.

Tall quarto, with five folding maps and plans (some colour), oirginal green cloth with gilt lettering.

Pioneer prospectors of the tropical North

Detailed report and travel itinerary of the government geological expedition to the Kimberley and remote north in 1905.

Detailed report and travel itinerary of the government geological expedition to the Kimberley and remote north in 1905.

Unexpected additions include notes on fossils collected during the expedition (prepared for publication by Robert Etheridge, curator of the Australian Museum in Sydney); and a short chapter titled "Primitive Methods of Chinese Mining". A summary of some three pages describes the early days of mining in the Northern Territory, from 1869 onwards, including a portrait of pioneer prospector Henry Roberts.

Of special note are the five folding maps and plans accompanying this report, including a splendid large folding chromolithographic map of the geological zones of the Kimberley, prepared by A. Vaughan at the Adelaide Surveyor General's Office. Also included is a cross section plan of the Iron Blow gold mine at Yam Creek, and the Mount Ellison copper mine.

Price (AUD): $1,000.00  other currencies     Ref: #4107518

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