A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state. Page: 74 of 859
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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
Wichita River, hardly a tract of 160 acres could be found
without large accumulations of ore upon the surface.
The vein lodes are parallel with the strata, but there is
sufficient evidence that they partake of the nature of
"MANGANESE, COBALT, NICKEL AND BISMUTIH.-Leads
of manganese, cobalt, nickle and bismuth are often met
with. The copper ore contains only 25 per cent of impurities,
is far superior to the ferro sulphuret of copper
or copper pyrites generally worked for in England, and
in native copper ore as found at Lake Superior. It is
easily smelted, and the strata in which it is found is more
easily excavated than any other in which copper ores
" LEAD AND SILVEr.-These two metals are always associated
together in this State. The calciferous sandrock
-which is the lead-bearing rock of Missouri-abounds
in Texas, and the varieties found in it here are carbonate
of lead, sulphuret of lead and molybdate of lead. The
former two always contain such large quantities of silver
as to be considered silver ore. A samlple from a three
feet vein in Llano county, gave a yield of 286 ounces of
silver and 74.45 per cent. lead. It is the carbonate of
lead in combination with the sulphuret, and owiIng to the
large percentage of the former will be very easilv reduced.
The indications are very favorable for a very large quantity
and excellent quality of ore. At present, lands in
this section of the State are of very little value notwithstanding
the abundance of minerals and timber. With a
well developed mining industry established here, no other
country could compete with this region, so far as regards
fuel, construction timber and materials for building and
sustaining a railroad. There are about 100()00 acres of
vacant land, and the lands already located can be had for
a trifle-the rocks of which are silver and gold bearing.
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Thrall, Homer S. A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state., book, 1879; St. Louis, Mo.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5828/m1/74/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .