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1 Mentioned in Chapter 25 of this Book.
2 Mentioned also in Chapter 25. Probably Red peroxide of iron, in a massive form.
3 "All-serviceable," or "all-heal."
5 The colour of Specular iron, or red peroxide of iron, being of a dark steel-grey or iron-black, this is probably another variety of it. Ajasson thinks that it includes compact or massive red oxide of iron, and scaly red iron, or red iron froth, which leaves red marks upon the fingers.
6 See Chapter 11 of this Book. Its alleged attraction of silver and copper is fabulous, no doubt.
7 This is probably the Limonite, or Hydrous peroxide of iron, mentioned in the preceding Chapter. See Note 70 above.
8 Identified by Ajasson with Red ochre, or Reddle, a red peroxide of iron, used for red crayons in drawing.
9 "Liver-stone." Not to be confounded with the Hepatite of modern Mineralogy, or Sulphate of Barytes.
11 See B. xxxv. c. 14.
12 Identified by Ajasson with Laminated protoxide of iron. It has probably an affinity to the variety noticed above, in Notes 70 and 78.
13 Owing solely, in all probability, to its name, "blood-stone."
14 Ajasson is at a loss to know whether this is our Anthracite, a nonbituminous coal, or some kind of bituminous coal. Delafosse takes it to be pit-coal.
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