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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM ENNGONIA BORE. Depth, 1,673 feet; flow, 320,000 gallons per diem; temperature, 117° Fah.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts Silica

... ... 1.694

0242 Sodium chloride ...

7745

1106 Sodium carbonate

... ... ... 30:367 •4338 Potassium carbonate ...

" ... ... 4:741

•0677 Calcium carbonate ...

1.199 •0171 Magnesium carbonate ...

Nil

Nil Alumina and ferric oxide

Trace Organic matter ... ...

" " ... ... ... 1.904 ·0272 Total solid matter ...

47.650 •6806 Free ammonia ... ...

071 per 100,000 parts Albuminoid ammonia ... ...

008 Nitrogen as nitrates

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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM BELALIE GOVERNMENT BORE. Depth, 1,580 feet; flow per diem, 500,000 gallons ; temperature, 117° Fah.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts. Silica

1.260

0180 Sodium chloride ... ...

7.909

•1129 Sodium carbonate

27.773 •3967 Potassium carbonate ...

1.269 •0181 Calcium carbonate ...

.649

·0092 Magnesium carbonate ...

Trace Trace Alumina and ferric oxide

Trace

Trace Organic matter .. ...

·0132 Total solid matter ...

39.784

-5681 Free ammonia ammonia ... ... ...

Nil per 100,000 parts Albuminoid ammonia ... ..

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ANALISIS OF WATER FROM KERRIBREE CREEK BORE. Depth, 1,193 feet; flow, 800,000 gallons per diem; temperature, 105° Fah.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts. Silica ... ...

980

0140 Sodium chloride ..

7.745

•1106 Sodium carbonate ...

... 17.596

2515 Potassium carbonate

6:377

0911 Calcium carbonate ...

.619

*C092 Magnesium carbonate ...

Nil

Nil Alumina and ferric oxide

Trace

Trace Organic matter ... ...

1.008

0144 Total solid matter

34:355

4908 Free ammonia ...

Trace per 100,000 parts Albuminoid ammonia ... ...

002 Nitrogeu as nitrates ...

Nil

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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM BABRINGUN BORE. Depth, 1,711 feet; flow per diem, about 170,000 gallons; temperature, 115o Fab.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts. Silica

...

1.736

*0248 Sodium chloride...

6.739

*0962 Sodium carbonate

23-932

3418 Potassium carbonate

6.104 Calcium carbonate

350

·0050
Magnesium carbonate

Nil
Alumina and trace of ferric oxide

-252

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Organic matter ...

Trace
Nitrates and phosphoric acid ...

Trace

Trace
Total solid matter

39 113

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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM CORRELLA NO. 1 BORE (PRIVATE). Depth, 900 feet; temperature, 96° Fab.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts. Silica

1.288

0181 Carbonate of lime ...

1.000

0142 Carbonate of magnesia ...

336

·0047 Alumina ...

Trace

Trace
Chloride of sodium

8.733

1146 Carbonate of potash

7.170

1024 Carbonate of soda

27.813

3973 Organic matter ...

Trace

Trace
Total solid matter ...

46-340

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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM CORRELLA NO. 2 BORE (PRIVATE). Depth, about 960 feet; temperature, 92° Fah.

Grains per gallon. in 1,000 parts. Total solid matter (dried at 220° Fah.) ... ... 50-316 •7188 Soluble saline matter ... ... ... ... ... 48.104

*6872 Insoluble mineral matter ...

2.212

*0316

50-316

7188
Chlorine in combination

...
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... 6.80

0971 Sulphuric anhydride in combination ... ... ... Nil The soluble matter (saline) consists mainly of carbonates of soda, carbonate of potash, chloride of sodium, &c.; the "insoluble" of carbonate of lime, silica, trace of carbonate of magnesia, alumina, &c.

ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM CORRELLA NO. 3 BORE (PRIVATE). Depth, about 960 feet; temperature, 102° Fah. ; total solid matter (dried at 220° Fah.), 56 868 grains per gallon.

Grains per gallon. Soluble saline matter ...

45.584 Insoluble mineral matter

11.284
Total solid matter ... ...

56.868
Chlorine in combination
... ... ..

4.70
Sulphuric anhydride in combination...

Nil The soluble saline matter consists mainly of carbonates of soda and potash, chloride of sodium, &c.; the “insoluble" of carbonates of lime and magnesia, silica, trace of alumina, &c.

Both waters, on evaporation, gave a strong alkaline reaction. The compositions of these waters are almost identical with the analyses of that taken from the No. 1 Corrella Bore (private); also two samples from two artesian bores at Bourke. The samples received were too small for a more detailed analysis. ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM WAROO SPRINGS BORE.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts. Silica

1.288

0184 Sodium chloride

8404

•1200 Sodium carbonate ...

19.211

2744 Potassium carbonate

4:558

0651 Calcium carbonate

*599

·0085 Magnesium carbonate

.614

0087 Alumina and trace of ferric oxide

.252

·0036 Organic matter ... ...

.868

0124 Total solid matter

35.794 •5111 Free ammonia

·012 per 100,000 parts. Albuminoid ammonia ...

*005
Nitrogen as nitrates

Minute trace
Phosphoric acid as phosphates ...

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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM CUTTABURRA BORE.
Depth, 1,723 feet; flow per diem, about 20,000 gallons.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts.
Sodium chloride...

349-040 4.9863
Potassium chloride

Trace
Calcium chloride

27.580

3940 Magnesium chloride

4.190

·0598 Ammonium chloride

642

0092 Calcium carbonate

6.664

·0952 Magnesium carbonate

-336

·0048 1.596

•0238
Trace

Trace
Protoxide of iron

112

·0016
Alkaline carbonates, organic matter, strong trace
of bromide, traces of iodine, nitrates, &c. ... ...

6.712 ·0959

396-872 5-6706 Remarks.—Water clear and free from matter in suspension. To the taste strongly saline. Not suitable for domestic purposes, and useless for irrigation.

ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM MOONGULLA BORE.
Deepth, 2,570 feet; flow per diem, about 1,750,000 gallons ; temperature,

The water, on evaporation, yielded 83-972 grains per gallon of total solid matter (dried at 2200 Fah.), which, on analysis, yielded as follows:

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts. Chloride of sodium

19.939

2848 Carbonate of soda

54.795

7828 Carbonate of potash

5.457

0779 Carbonate of lime

.800

0114
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Carbonate of magnesia ...

Nil

Nil
Silica and silicates

2.072 ·0296
Trace

Trace
Total solid matter ... ... ... 83.063 1•1865
Remarks.—The water gave an alkaline reaction to litmus paper, due to
we carbonated alkali present. Contains a very small amount of suspended

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matter, which consists almost entirely of carbonate of lime. No poisonous metals detected.

This water contains more carbonate of soda than hitherto found in the waters examined from this district. I am of opinion, however, that with careful use and deep drainage this water is suitable for irrigation purposes.

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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROJ DUNGLE RIDGE BORE. Depth, 2,566 feet; flow per diem, about 850,000 gallons; temperature, 122° Fah.; total solid matter (dried at 220° Fab.), 77.140 grains per gallon.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts. Silica and silicates

1.852

*0236 Oxide of iron (Fe,0,) ...

252 ·0036
Alumina (A1,0,)

Trace
Soda (Na,0) ...

40.639 •5805
Potash (K,0) ...

2:369 *0338 Lime (CaO) ...

214 ·0030 Magnesia (MgO)...

1-263 •OISI Carbonic acid (CO) ...

21.600

•3085 Sulphuric acid (SO,) ...

Trace

Trace
Chlorine (CI) ...

9:400

•1313

77.394 1:1054 Remarks.—The water had an alkaline reaction, due to the alkaline car. bonates present. With careful use and proper drainage, I am of opinion that the water from this bore may be used for irrigation purposes.

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ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM NATIVE DOG BORE. Depth, 475 feet; temperature, 92° Fah.; flow per diem, estimated at 500,000 gallons.

Grains per gallon. In 1,000 parts.
Total fixed matter .

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.. ... 45.108

.6440
Soluble saline matter

44.044

•6292 Insoluble mineral matter

*0152 Chlorine in combination

4:500 Equal to chloride of sodium ...

•1059 The soluble saline matter consists mainly of alkaline carbonates, chloride of sodium, &c.; the “insoluble" of silica and traces of carbonate of lime and magnesia. The water gave an alkaline reaction before and after evaporation. The quantity of water received in both samples (Native Dog and Youngerrina) was too small to enable a more detailed analysis being made ; these waters may be used for irrigation purposes, and are suitable for all domestic purposes.

It will be observed that the saline matter consists inainly of carbonated alkalies, which are known when present in large quantities to exert a serious influence on plant-life by their corrosire action on the young roots, &c. The action can, to a great extent, be remedied by the addition of a small quantity of gypsum to the soil prior to irrigation. The amount of alkaline carbonates present in these waters is much too small to condemn them for irrigation purposes.

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