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Request: Demo 1388580793906087
Status: PROCESSED Received: 1 Jan 14 23:53:13 Format: plain
Job: Mohave County Miner, 18 Jun 1887 Comment: View at LoC

Processsing complete: 29 Jul 14 18:59:59 words: 495 corrections: 80

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That mining operations wcro carried out in That mining operations were carried out in
his country by tho Romans during their occupancy his country by the Romans during their occupancy
there is abundance of ev idence but nothing there is abundance of evidence but nothing
in this direction has equalled tho discoveries in this direction has equalled the discoveries
recently mado in connection with the St Domingo recently made in connection with the St Domingo
mines of Sjuin Thche vc re mines of Spain The he vc are
worked by the Ro mans in what may bo termed a Hcientific worked by the Romans in what may be termed a scientific
manner considering their appliances lor in manner considering their appliances for in
some of them tiiey actually excavated jaUcric3 some of them they actually excavated galleries
for draining purpoaen nearly three miles in for draining purposes nearly three miles in
length whilst in others the water was raised length whilst in others the water was raised
by tneane of wheels carrying it over rocks Eight by means of wheels carrying it over rocks Eight
of the have recently Ixicn found by the miners of the have recently been found by the miners
who aro employed in contiguous work ings in who are employed in contiguous workings in
these old mines and all in a high state of preservation these old mines and all in a high state of preservation
They are made of wood the wheels nnd axles where They are made of wood the wheels and axles where
the greatest htrain would bo being of oak and the greatest strain would be being of oak and
the other part of pine It is estimated that tho the other part of pine It is estimated that the
wheels arc at least 1500 years old although wheels are at least 1500 years old although
tho wood is in a perfee itateof preservation the wood is in a perfect state of preservation
owing to tho water being discharged with metallic owing to the water being discharged with metallic
Halts in cluding those of copper and iron It salts in cluding those of copper and iron It
would apiwar that the wheels must have been would appear that the wheels must have been
worked by men on tho treadmill principle by worked by men on the treadmill principle by
standing ujxn one Hide of it the water being standing upon one side of it the water being
raised by one wheel into a large basin and then raised by one wheel into a large basin and then
lifted another staje by a second one and then lifted another stage by a second one and then
in the same way by tho others Not tho least interesting in the same way by the others Not the least interesting
matter in connection with the discovery is matter in connection with the discovery is
the state in which the wood was found When wood the state in which the wood was found When wood
it placed in wa ter or near to it the decay is rather it placed in water or near to it the decay is rather
rap id but there nrj means by which it can bo kept rapid but there are means by which it can be kept
for ages in u good stale of preser vation as shown for ages in a good state of preservation as shown
in tho case of the St Domingo mines Home metallic in the case of the St Domingo mines Home metallic
refuse is ound even nowHUllicicut for the purpose refuse is found even nowHUllicicut for the purpose
Kjanitiing has lon been in tiso for pre Kjanitiing has long been in use for preventing
venting fermentation and decay which is done fermentation and decay which is done
by steeping the timber in corro ie sublimate by steeping the timber in corro ie sublimate
tiio perclilorido of mercu ry Crcosolo has trio perchloride of mercury Crcosolo has
also been found an ex cellent preservative also been found an excellent preservative
of timber subjected to tho action of water It of timber subjected to the action of water It
may also be aid that whilst tho Romans knew how may also be said that whilst the Romans knew how
to preserve timber underground the Greeks to preserve timber underground the Greeks
alho knew how to kcepit in a good state in their also knew how to keep in a good state in their
buildings Tins thoy dfoTby charring buildings Tins they die by charging
tho timber before placing it in position oQ the timber before placing it in position oQ
that we aro told the beams of the theater Herculaneuro that we are told the beams of the theater Herculaneum
were converted into charcoal oy0Nburn ing were converted into charcoal oy0Nburn ing
lava w hich overflowed tho city ami after a lapse lava which overflowed the city and after a lapse
of more than 100O yeara were found as entire of more than 3000 years were found as entire
as if they had been formed but veterday Tho same as if they had been formed but yeterday The same
prop erty was known even before thi as the famous property was known even before the as the famous
temple of Kphemis was built on piles charred temple of Kphemis was built on piles charred
to prevent them from decay Tho history of the to prevent them from decay The history of the
past even in mining it appears after a lajHie past even in mining it appears after a lapse
of 1 000 years ma be of advantage of 1 000 years may be of advantage
to tho miners of the present aye London Mining to the miners of the present aye London Mining
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