Reference numberRR/6/232
TitleReferee's report by Warington Wilkinson Smyth, on a paper 'Notes on the chemical geology of the gold-fields of California' by John Arthur Phillips
Date18 April 1868
DescriptionNot 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']
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1867.0057
Related records in the catalogueRR/6/230
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3531Smyth; Sir; Warington Wilkinson (1817 - 1890)1817 - 1890
NA4990Phillips; John Arthur (1822 - 1887)1822 - 1887
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