Transactions of the Geological Society, 1st series, vol. 1

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Transactions of the Geological Society
1st series, vol. 1
Published on the behalf of the Geological Society of London
TRANSACTIONS


OF THE


GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY,


ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 13, 1807.


VOLUME THE FIRST.




Quod si cul mortalium cordi et curæ sit, non tantum inventis hærere, atque iis uti, sed ad ulteriora penetrare; atque non disputando adversarium, sed opere naturam vincere; denique non belle et probabiliter opinari, sed certo et ostensive scire; tales, tanquam veri scientiarum filii, nobis (si videbitur) se adjungant; ut omissis naturæ atriis, quæ infiniti contriverunt, aditus aliquaudo ad interiore patefiat.

Novum Organum, Prefatio.




LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY BY WILLIAMS PHILIPS, GEORGE YARD, LOMBARD STREET;

AND SOLD BY T. CADELL AND W. DAVIS, STRAND.


1811.



OFFICERS AND COUNCIL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY,

ELECTED FEBRUARY 1, 1811.




PRESIDENT,

GEORGE BELLAS GREENOUGH, Esq. F.R.S.


VICE-PRESIDENTS,


WILLIAM BABINGTON, M.D. F.R.S.
Sir ABRAHAM HUME, Bart. F.R.S. &c.

Sir JOHN St. AUBYN, Bart. F.R.S. &c.
ROBERT FERGUSON, Esq. F.R.S.


TREASURER,

WILLIAM HASLEDINE PEPYS, Esq. F.R.S.


SECRETARIES,

JAMES LAIRD, M.D.

LEONARD HORNER, Esq.


FOREIGN SECRETARY,

M. LE COMTE DE BOURNON, F.R.S.


COUNCIL,

The Council consists of the Officers of the Society, and of twelve other ordinary Members.

Those for the present year are,

ARTHUR AIKIN, Esq.
ALEXANDER APSLEY, Esq.
The Rev. EDWARD JOHN BURROW.
RICHARD CHENEVIX, Esq. F.R.S.
JOHN GEORGE CHILDREN, Esq. F.R.S.
WILSON DOWRY, Esq.

JOHN MAC CULLOCH, M.D. F.R.S. &c.
ALEXANDER MARCET, M.D. F.R.S.
WILLIAM PHILLIPS, Esq.
MATTHEW RAINE, D.D. F.R.S. &c.
SAMUEL SOLLY, Esq.
SAMUEL WOODS, Esq.

TRUSTEES OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

GEORGE BELLAS GREENOUGH, Esq. M.P.

Sir ABRAHAM HUME, Bart. M.P.

FRANCIS HORNER, Esq. M.P.

WILLIAM BABINGTON, M.D.

ROBERT FERGUSON, Esq.

DAVID RICARDO, Esq.

SAMUEL WOODS, Esq.


Prefacep. v

CONTENTS.

I. Account of Guernsey, and the other Channel Islands. By J. Mac Culloch, M.D. F.L.S. Member of the Geological Society, p. 1

II. A Description of the Red Oxyd of Copper, the production of Cornwall, and of the varieties in the form of its Crystal, with observations on the Lodes which principally produced it; and on the Crystallization of the Arseniated Iron. By William Phillips, Esq. Member of the Geological Society.p. 23

III. A Sketch of the natural History of the Cheshire Rock-Salt District. By Henry Holland, Esq. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p. 38

IV. Account of the Pitch Lake of the Island of Trinidad. By Nicholas Nugent, M.D. Honorary Jllember of the Geological Society.p. 63

V. Memoir on the Laumonite. By M. le Comte de Bournon, Foreign Secretary of the Geological Society.p. 77

VI. Observations on the Physical Structure of Devonshire and Cornwall. By J. F. Berger, M.D. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p. 93

VII. An Account of "The Sulphur" or "Soufrière" of the Island of Montserrat. By Nicholas Nugent, M.D. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p. 185

VIII. Observations on the Wrekin, and on the great Coal-Field of Shropshire. By Arthur Aikin, Esq. Member of the Geological Society.p. 191

IX. A Chemical Account of an Aluminous Chalybeate Spring in the Isle of Wight. By Alexander Marcet, M.D. F.R.S. one of the Physicians to Guy's Hospital, and Member of the Geological Society.p. 213

X. A Sketch of the Geology of some parts of Hampshire and Dorsetshire. By J. F. Berger, M.D. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p. 249

XI. Notice respecting the Geological Structure of the Vicinity of Dublin; with an account of some rare Minerals found in Ireland. By William Fitton, M.D.p. 269

XII. On the Mineralogy of the Malvern Hills. By Leonard Horner, Esq. Secretary of the Geological Society.p. 281

XIII. Notice accompanying Section of Heligoland, drawn up from the Communications of Lieutenants Dickinson and Mac Culloch, of the Royal Engineers. By John Mac Culloch, M.D. F.L.S. Member of the Geological Society.p. 322

XIV. Observations on some of the Strata in the Neighbourhood of London, and on the Fossil Remains contained in them. By James Parkinson, Esq. Member of the Geological Society.p. 324

XV. Memoir on Bardiglione or Sulphate of Lime, containing a Sketch of a Theory of the true Nature of Plaster, as well as of its Properties; in order to determine the differences that exist between it and Bardiglione. By The Count de Bournon, F.R.S. &c. Foreign Secretary of the Geological Society.p. 355

XVI. Notice respecting Native Concrete Boracic Acid. By Smithson Tennant, Esq. F.R.S. &c.p. 389

XVII. Sketch of the Geology of Madeira. By the Hon. Henry Grey Bennett.p. 391

XVIII. Notice respecting the Decomposition of Sulphate of Iron by Animal Matter. By W. H. Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Treasurer of the Geological Society.p. 399

List of Donations.p. 401

Index.p. 413