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List of minerals discovered in South Australia, 1845

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 278/22

Scope and Contents

'Classified list of minerals discovered in the Province of South Australia to the close of the year 1844. Showing the class, family and species to which each specimen belongs, with its description and locality. To which is subjoined a summary of the geology of the located districts'. The geological summary is contained in the last two pages. A pencil note above the heading records 'Copy of this list given to the Surveyor-General [E.C. Frome] 11 February 1845'. On the back in another hand, probably Frome's, is written 'Minerals - South Australia Mr. Burr'.


  • Creation: 1845


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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Burr was Deputy Surveyor-General, South Australia.


10 page(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 82

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received with the Frome Papers, presented by Mrs Dora Wynne, daughter of General Frome, through Sir Harry Wilson, 1929-1933.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes a work by Thomas Burr 'On the interior of South Australia', RCMS 278/23.


There is some resemblance to the list on pp. 21-32 of Thomas Burr's 'Remarks on the geology and minerology of South Australia' (Adelaide, 1846).


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Burr, Thomas, fl 1842-1845

Finding aid date

2004-02-04 16:17:47+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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