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Brass is probably the old orichalcum, aurich^cimi, or electrum, but chalcoUbanus was a resin; Agricola was wrong in saVing orichalcimi was black copper, since it was described as silvery-white. Satrot thought the pseudargyros of Strabo (see Vol. I) was either brass or more probably zinc or speautre (quoting Linschot, ch. ^® He des­ cribes cadmia, tutia and spodium, and says the crocus aurichalcum of Ruland^^ is cadmia. He quotes Festus on brass and Scaliger on the orichalcum of M ixico,^* and discusses the Corinthian copper, hepatizon, and pyropus of Pliny, saying Caesalpinus was wrong on hepatizon,^® and he also deals with the alljypotin.

I 949 >5 i 5 * um metaUicanan interpretatio; 1657, f. N n 5. • IV, iii; 1657, 589. Milte, Gescfudite des mittelalterlichen Handels und Verkekrs ztoischen WestdeutscUand %md\ltaUen, Leipzig, 1900, i, 689,697; q. by Lippmann, Chem. , 1923, xlvii, 2 ,4 1,1 3 1 ; (2), ii,a*S; (3). 9*“ (i), iv, 122. Schdffler, LexikaHsche Studien zur rmtteUngUschen Medizin, Halle, 1919, 31; q. by Lippmaiin, U), ii. *25. “ Gmelin, (i), i, 117. i, 386, if«^o mentions, ii, 606, its preparation from zinc and sulphuric add by Potti in 1745.

Being, a Translation from the Learned Albaro Alonso B a r b a . . and the Observations o f Several Ingenious Persons o f our own Country, founded on m any Years Experience, sm. 8°, London, 1738; reissued, 1739, 2 edit. 1740; also containing: A D iscovery o f Subterranean Treasure , . founded on the Experience o f M r. p. dated 1738 in 1739 edition) and: R aia A vis in T erra or the Com pleat M iner . . p. dated 1738 in 1739 edition);* E l Arte de los Metales, translated from the 1640 M adrid edition b y R .

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