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Reference numberCLP/9i/2
LevelItem
TitlePaper, an account of the way of making English green copperas by Daniel Colwall
Date[1661]
DescriptionConcerns copperas stones or 'gold stones' [pyrite] found on the coast of Essex, Hampshire and further west, from which can be produced copperas [or 'green vitriol', a green, crystalline iron sulphate]. This process is described with reference to the innovative methods used at the copperas works of Sir Nicholas Crisp at Deptford where beds are constructed to produce the 'liquor' or 'vitriol' and siphon it into cisterns to be heated with iron, then cooled, to produce copperas.

Read to the Royal Society on 8 May 1661

Subject: Geology / Mineralogy / Industry
LanguageEnglish
Extent6p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1677.0071
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 12, no 142 (1677), p 1056
Related records in the catalogueRBO/1/8
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8178Colwall; Daniel (- 1690); merchant and philanthropist - 1690
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