Reference numberCLP/9i/27
TitleLetter, 'Lettre d'un curieux a son amy, touchant les admirables proprietes de la pierre du Mexique' [Letter from a curious person to his friend, concerning admirable attributes of Mexican stone] from I M to unknown recipient
DescriptionLetter from IM describing a new rock found in Mexico with a carved indentation similar to a mortar. IM describes experiments performed upon the rock, including allowing various liquids and solutions to filter through it and examining their properties afterward.

Subject: Geology / Mineralogy

Read to the Royal Society on 4 May 1671
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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