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Bismuth, cobalt, arsenic and nickel, 1869.

Bismuth, cobalt, arsenic and nickel, 1869.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm


Native bismuth, Cornwall; red sulphide of arsenic (realgar), Transylvania, Romania; yellow sulphide of arsenic (orpiment), Hungary; arseniate of cobalt (cobalt-bloom), Saxony, Germany; hydrous carbonate of nickel (emerald-nickel), Pennsylvania. Illustration from 'Underground life, or, Mines and miners' by Louis Simonin (1830-1886), published in London in 1869.

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