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A New Industry.

It is said that there is mica on this coast. If that is so there is a fortune sticking out for any one who can find it in marketable quantity and quality. At a reoent meet-" -'§ ing of the Melbourne Chamber of Com- J merce a circular letter was read from Mr - ?! u Richard Barker, of London, drawing the -S-' attention of the chamber to the increasing , v consumption of mica, for electrical pvw-« f!Sposes; it - being found sto be. the, Qnjy. perfect insulation in* exi^tence^ andalso to the fact that large supplies qf; ifc are to b,^ fomid in. various. parts I of Australasia. The object of the letter was to ask. the chambe* to, furnish a record of any dis« co.prje.s nyicje itt Victoria," Samples trew ">! . engloeeji fox the Use of those interested in- *;- increasing the wealth °* Australasia, and- • -';■'■ also giving an aocount of how it should '•', *5-v be prepared for salo. Tho value ranges ;;? ' from about Cd to lH per lb for smallest' sizes, and about 10s per lb'' for" '■--•"'' sizes 'hot \evsp th^i* tOm ri4ed the plates are perfectly clear when split, and &oqnd, without holes or cracks. Samples were enclosed showing the dtiscrip? ti w of, the MticU.-t" W«stportXi»», j.

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A New Industry., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890

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A New Industry. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890

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