Title: Section of the country east of Lake Baikal, Siberia (geology near Nerchinsk)

Creator: Charles Edward Austin (1819-1893)

Description: Geological section of the mineral rich strata near Nerchinsk.

The section, plus a map, originally accompanied a paper read before the Society, 3 December 1862, an abridged version published as: Austin, C E. “Geological Notes on the Locality in Siberia where Fossil Fish and Estheriæ have been found: With a Note on Estheria Middendorfii; by Professor T. Rupert Jones, F.G.S.”, ‘Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society’, vol 19 (1863), pp71-74.

Charles Edward Austin, elected to the Society on 24 February 1858, was an English civil engineer who had worked under Brunel in the construction of the Great Western Railway. He travelled to Russia & Siberia between 1847-1848.

Date: [1848-1862]

Format: Watercolour & ink on paper

Archive reference: LDGSL/266

Image reference: 09-34

Recommended print size: Up to 70 x 50cm

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