Florida, South Carolina, and Canadian phosphates: giving a complete account of their occurrence, methods and cost of production, quantitities raised, and commercial importance

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UC-NRLF SOUTH CAROLINA,FLORIDA, CANADIAN PHOSPHATES MILLARC. C. HOVER LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. i8qU>Received Jrf/'ijftfb* . _ AGR!C. ^Accessions No. Class NoSf35j. -LIBRARY Advertisement. Fields Florida,The 'Phosphate of PAMPHLETA BY HOYER MILLAR,C. C. Published January, 1891, EDEN FISHER k CO., LOMBARD STREET, LONDON.BY OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. —Critic. " Under the above title Mr. C. C. Hoyek MillarFinancial travels and explorationsgives a well compiled account of his recent interesting reading to those interested inin Florida, which should be most phosphates." 1 ' account of Mr.Agricultural Gazette.— The pamphlet gives an and explorations in Florida, and has all Hu-Millar's recent travels of first-hand information on a topic of growing importance."merus describes the immenseFinancial Times.—'-The author of this pamphlet fields that were discovered in South Florida by Mr. Li Baronphosphate few years back. Comparing these with the deposits of Northern France,a arrives at the conclusion that theBelgium and Germany, Mr. Millar unrivalled both in extent and value, although they varyFlorida fields are than any others in thickness and quality."more —"Mr. HOYER Millar has visited the district ofCapitalist. C. C. River in South Florida, and Marion County, and madethe Peace Counties. . . . and proceeds toexplorations over Polk and De Soto Advertisement. describe the character of the deposits, the methods of raising the same, yield per acre and the cost.the . . .

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UC-NRLF
SOUTH CAROLINA,FLORIDA,
CANADIAN PHOSPHATES
MILLARC. C. HOVERLIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
i8qU>Received Jrf/'ijftfb* .
_
AGR!C.
^Accessions No. Class NoSf35j. -LIBRARYAdvertisement.
Fields Florida,The 'Phosphate of
PAMPHLETA
BY
HOYER MILLAR,C. C.
Published January, 1891,
EDEN FISHER k CO., LOMBARD STREET, LONDON.BY
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
—Critic. " Under the above title Mr. C. C. Hoyek MillarFinancial
travels and explorationsgives a well compiled account of his recent
interesting reading to those interested inin Florida, which should be most
phosphates."
1
' account of Mr.Agricultural Gazette.— The pamphlet gives an
and explorations in Florida, and has all Hu-Millar's recent travels
of first-hand information on a topic of growing importance."merus
describes the immenseFinancial Times.—'-The author of this pamphlet
fields that were discovered in South Florida by Mr. Li Baronphosphate
few years back. Comparing these with the deposits of Northern France,a
arrives at the conclusion that theBelgium and Germany, Mr. Millar
unrivalled both in extent and value, although they varyFlorida fields are
than any others in thickness and quality."more
—"Mr. HOYER Millar has visited the district ofCapitalist. C. C.
River in South Florida, and Marion County, and madethe Peace
Counties. . . . and proceeds toexplorations over Polk and De SotoAdvertisement.
describe the character of the deposits, the methods of raising the same,
yield per acre and the cost.the . . . and discusses the application
of capital in this direction. Mr. Millar's pamphlet is full of information."
—Financial News. "From a pamphlet on the subject by
Mr. C. C. Hoyer Millar ... it seems unquestionable that this
portion of the United States is very rich in phosphates, but, as in every
other kind of business, success depends upon the price paid for the property
and in the cost involved in getting the product to market^"
—Financial World. "Mr. Hoyer Millar's brochure is a valuable
contribution to the very limited stock of knowledge possessed by the
majority of Englishmen on the subject of the Florida Phosphate Fields.
Not many are aware that comparatively recently Americans went mad over
'phosphates,' and that a 'boom' set in with regard to Florida, only
paralleled by the gold boom of California. Naturally the thing was over-
done, and while there are the makings of a most lucrative industry in the
phosphate fields, many lost their money in wild speculation. Worthless
estates were bought at fabulous prices, and sold afterwards for next to
nothing, and the reaction, of course, damaged the prospects of legitimate
enterprise incalculably. To the geologist the State of Florida is intensely
interesting, and Mr. Hoyer Millar deals with the origin and cause of the
vast deposits of phosphate of lime which exist in certain parts of the estate
in a very intelligent manner. But that which is of the greatest moment is
the commercial value andof the deposits, the facility for working them.
Mr. Hoyer Millar speaks from personal knowledge on these subjects, and
those who are curious on the subject cannot do better than read his little
book."

Courier-Informant, Bartow, Polk County, Florida. " It is most ably
and intelligently written ; the style is easy, graceful and entertaining, and the
substantial array of figures and told infacts, a frank and candid way, will
arrest the attention and command the confidence of the business man.
. . . The book is the production of one who is thoroughly competent
to perform the task, and will result in great our country. Its moralgood to
influence (if we may be allowed such an expression) will be immense, telling
the story, 'as it does, of our wonderful wealth as a plain, unvarnished tale
"
delivered.'FLORIDA, SOUTH CAROLINA.
AND
CANADIAN PHOSPHATES:
;IVING A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF THEIR OCCURRENCE
METHODS AND COST OF PRODUCTION, QUANTITIES
RAISED, AND COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE.
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C. C. HOYER MILLAR.
LONDON:
EDEN FISHER CO.,& o, LOMBARD STREET, E.C.5
MIh CCXCII,
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k BOOKSELLEES,PUBLISHERS
I'LAtK, NKW YOKK.27PAUKLONDON:
Printed bv Eden Fisher & Co., 96-97, Fenchurch Street,.
and
Lombard Street, e.c.50,PREFAC E.
A LTHOUGH there is an abundance of literature upon the
ofsubject the geological formation and chemical analysis
of the various phosphates which have hitherto been discovered,
yet it appears to me that the practical, though possibly sordid,
side of the question has been rather neglected. Since, however,
the phosphate mining industry is being carried on with the
primary intention and hope of obtaining satisfactory returns
from a pecuniary rather than a scientific point of view, I have
ventured to give in the following pages an account, from a
practical standpoint, of my personal investigations during
the past few years in the phosphate fields of Florida, South
Carolina and Canada. This book is therefore addressed to
those who are commercially interested in phosphates, and should
it be the means of giving them fuller information than they
would be likely to gather elsewhere, then will bemy efforts
amply rewarded.
C. C. HOYER MILLAR.
i, Fenchurch Avenue, London, E.C.
February 2*///, [892.