Australian Museum Journal Some suggestions regarding the formation of "enhydros" or water-stones

Shortform:
Cooksey, 1895, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(6): 92–94
Author(s):
Cooksey, T.
Year published:
1895
Title:
Some suggestions regarding the formation of "enhydros" or water-stones
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Start page:
92
End page:
94
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1895.1206
Language:
English
Date published:
30 September 1895
Cover date:
30 September 1895
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
11 September 2009
Reference number:
1206
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Mr. E . J. Dunn has given a description of the characters of those specimens which he obtained from Spring Creek, Beechworth; Victoria, and in a later paper in the same volume (page 71) Mr. George Foord more minutely described them, and also gave the results of a qualitative analysis of the liquid contained in one. He found it to be a dilute aqueous solution of chlorides and sulphates of calcium, magnesium and sodium, with a soluble form of silica. The author also sought to explain their formation on the supposition that a certain proportional mixture of colloidal and crystalline silica in solution might have a tendency on deposition to assume a definite crystalline form.