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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The paper is largely a copy of an earlier publication by the same author, entitled 'Mining and metallurgy of gold and silver' in 1867. The geological research was completed as part of a State survey under Josiah Dwight Whitney, and published as part of his report. The microscopical work is of 'doubtful value'. Some descriptions are taken word-for-word from previous publications and the work of R Oxland. Refers to work of Law [?], Moreau [?] Bull [?], Baron von Beust [Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust?] and Bischof of Bonn [Karl Gustav Bischof?]. Suggests the paper be referred to David Forbes who has more expertise in microscopical work.

Subject: Geology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Reference number
RR/6/232
Earliest possible date
18 April 1868
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Warington Wilkinson Smyth

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Warington Wilkinson Smyth, Referee's report by Warington Wilkinson Smyth, on a paper 'Notes on the chemical geology of the gold-fields of California' by John Arthur Phillips, 18 April 1868, RR/6/232, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_6_232/referees-report-by-warington-wilkinson-smyth-on-a-paper-notes-on-the-chemical-geology-of-the-gold-fields-of-california-by-john-arthur-phillips, accessed on 24 May 2024

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