Agricola, Georg, De re metallica Libri XII, Quibus Officia, Instrumenta, Machinae, ac omnia ..., 1556

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              <s id="N1645D">GEORGII AGRICO­
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              LAE DE RE METALLICA
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              LIBER OCTAVVS.</s>
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              <s id="N16466">Qvemadmodvm uenas experimenti gratia tra­
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              ctare conueniat, ſuperiore libro explicaui, nunc ag
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              grederer ad maius opus, id ipſum ſcilicet, quod no
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              bis parit metalla, niſi prius uenarum præparanda­
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              rum rationes eſſent exponendæ: cùm enim natura
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              metalla plerunque procreare ſoleat impura & miſta
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              cum terris & ſuccis concretis, & lapidibus, neceſſe
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              eſt eas res foſſiles, pleraſque à uenis metallicis antea­
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              quam excoquantur, quoad fieri poteſt, ſeparare. </s>
              <s id="N16479">I­
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              taque quibus modis uenæ diſcernantur, tundantur malleis, urantur, tundan­
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              tur pilis, molantur in farinam, cribrentur, lauentur, torreantur, crementur
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              nunc dicam, exordiarque à prima laborandi ratione. </s>
              <s id="N16482">Periti metallici cùm ue­
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              nas fodiunt, mox in ipſis puteis aut cuniculis
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              metallicam
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              à terris, ſuccis concretis, lapidibus: precioſamque in alucris, uilem in uaſis re­
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              ponunt. </s>
              <s id="N16493">Quod ſi foſſor aliquis rerum metallicarum imperitus non fecerit,
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              aut peritus etiam neceſſitate, cui parendum fuit, coactus facere non potue­
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              rit, quamprimum id quod effoſſum eſt, ex fodina fuerit extractum, omne lu
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              ſtrari debet, uenæque pars metalli diues diſcerni ab eius parte metalli exper­
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              te, ſiue terra ſiue fuccus concretus, ſiue lapis fuerit. </s>
              <s id="N1649E">Nam uenam inutilem ſi­
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              mul cum utili excoquere damnoſum eſt: ſiquidem impenſæ pereunt, quod
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              ex terris & lapidibus conflentur, recrementa tantummodo inania & inuti­
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              lia: ex ſuccis concretis quidam impediant metallorum excoctionem, & da­
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              mnum dent. </s>
              <s id="N164A9">At ſaxa, quæ ſunt ad uenam diuitem, etiam ipſa, ne quid metal­
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              li pereat, ſunt tundenda, comminuenda, lauanda. </s>
              <s id="N164AE">Verùm ſi foſſores uel igna
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              ri, uel incauti uenas, dum eas cauarent, cum terris & ſaxis commiſcuerunt,
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              munus metalli rudis ſecernendi, uel uenæ præſtantis non uiri modo ſuſci­
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              piunt, ſed etiam pueri uel mulieres: eam uerò miſturam in abacum longum,
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              cui totos ferè dies aſſident, inijciunt, & ab ea metallum ſeparant: ſeparatum
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              in alueos colligunt: collectum in uaſa inijciunt: quæ in officinam, in qua ue­
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              næ excoqui ſolent, inuehuntur.</s>
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              <s id="N164BF">A
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              bacus longus
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              A. A
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              luei
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              B. V
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              aſa
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              C.</s>
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