[D8970AAW], Letter from George Frederick Kunz to Thomas Alva Edison, February 28th, 1889


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[D8970AAW], Letter from George Frederick Kunz to Thomas Alva Edison, February 28th, 1889

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Feb. 28, 1889.####Mr. Thos.A Edison,####Orange, N.J.####Dear Sir:-- Sometimes ago I obtained the contents of a cavity of fluorite in St. Law. Co. N.Y., with it there is about one ton of massive pieces of cleavages of remarkable pure mineral absolutely no impurities such as galena with it. Can let you have this for $50 a ton delivered on cars in Hoboken. It is of no use to me, and would indoubtedly prove of value to you as a laboratory material. There are a large cleavages withi it which you might put to some use. Have you been able to do anything with the $15 lot of corundum sent you?####The following information would prefer that you say nothing about to anyone. While in Washington recently I ascertained that at Sudbury Ontario, Canada where the minerals speryolite the new arsentide or platinum was found with it A pyrraotite had been found that contained two ounces of platinum to the ton which lead one to believe that possibly all the pyrrbotite known contains more or less of this material. Would have spoken to you about it at the Institute of Mining Engineers, but saw you were too busy.####Very truly yours,####George F. Kunz####[name mentions: Thos Edison, George F Kunz, American Institute of Mining Engineers]




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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