Monday 8 September 2014

Alston Gold

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Gold has been found on Alston Moor. This from The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 100, 1854 -

This from The Metallurgy of Lead: Including Desilverisartion and Cupellation, by John Percy, 1870 -

This excerpt from the Alston section of Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England 1833, describes the lead mines and minerals within them. Of interest is the mention of auriferous pyrites.

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Unrelated to this post, below is an example of
eclectic science esoterica 

Geminid fireball with dissipating trail.
S. Korotkiy, Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science

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