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Basalt

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Geological Survey notebook 'V', 1879

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Identifier: Coll-74/1/3
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of parts of Scotland, particularly Fife (including Elie, Largo and Burntisland) and also of Elgin. Geological features include limestone, shale, tuff and basalt.
Dates: 1879

Index to Madeira Manuscript, 23 April 1856

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 240-300
Scope and Contents Draft of manuscript relating to Madeira in which Lyell uses the knowledge gained from his visit to Madeira to prove that the structure of Madeira is due to a series of recurring eruptions, includes diagrams. Topics covered include: the Size of Madeira, Whether there is submarine scoriae in the centre of the island, Limestone and Miocene beds of S. Vicente Basaltic Lavas, (23 April 1856).
Dates: 23 April 1856

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

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Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
Scope and Contents Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
Dates: 1886

Lectures on American geological history, c1879

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Identifier: Coll-74/6/4
Scope and Contents Notes and text for seven lectures looking at the geological history of the American continent, looking at specific locations therein, based partly on results from American survey work. These locations were related to to other places around the world, particularly in Britain and Europe. A variety of geological formations were looked at, including that of the continent itself, considering the materials which make them up and the geological timeframe.
Dates: c1879

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Dr [Joseph] Lister, 14 June 1854

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 50-51
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Dr (Joseph) Lister enclosing a memoranda which Lister thought might be of interest to Lyell. The memoranda contains information about schistose basalt, sienitic greenstone, a bog called the "Atuleiros", the Lagoon at the Serra, fossils at Canical, polished stone on the road to St. Anna, a sea-fountain or blower called "The Forja", a swarm of Locusts and Mr Smith states in his "Original Paper" that he has found a rolled mass of granite amongst limestone and an...
Dates: 14 June 1854

Notebook No.35, 4 August 1830-17 August 1830

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/35
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains Lyell's geological notes on the Pyrenees, including pencil sketches and descriptions, mostly of cliff faces and volcanic landscapes. The front cover is blank, and the index is a page adhered to the back cover. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus....
Dates: 4 August 1830-17 August 1830