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THE CAMBRIAN JOURNAL. ALBAN ^IW^ ELVED. (autumnal equinox.) WERNERIAN SCHOOLS. THE IMPORTANCE AND EXPEDIENCY OF ESTABLISHING MINERALOGICAL SCHOOLS IN WALES. Read before the Liverpool Cymreigyddion Society, 3rd April, 1845. By Mr. Solomon Gibson. No part of Her Majesty's dominions presents a more urgent claim for mineralogical schools than the Princi¬ pality. Owing to the vast amount of industry and capital employed in her mines, she claims from the state the aid of science, to assist the untutored efforts of her people in extracting minerals, which are so im¬ portant to the manufactures and commerce of this country. The subject, viewed as a science, forms the extensive study of mineralogy; and regarded as an art, presents us with the labour of the miner: in each of these the aid of many other arts and instruments is re¬ quired. In consequence of which, all the states of Europe have founded schools of mineralogy, which was CAMB. JOUR., 1868. U