Cement Materials and Industry of the United States

Cement Materials and Industry of the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...of unconsolidated sand and sandy clay, which is easily eroded. The county is rough, being cut up into deep ravines and narrow valleys. The hillsides, when properly taken care of, are fertile, and the uncleared land has a fine growth of pine, poplar, white oak, and hickory. Two and one-half miles east of Scooba, on the west bank of the creek shown on the map (Pl. II), is the first outcrop of Selma chalk on the Scooba and Gainesville road. A sample of limestone was taken from this outcrop by A. F. Crider and was analyzed by W. S. McNeil, in the laboratory of the United States Geological Survey, with the following result: Analysis of Selma limestone fromnear Scooba, Miss. Silica (SiO, ) 16.48 Alumina (A1203) 1 Iron oxide (Fe203)-J 6-97 Lime carbonate (OaCo3) 74. 34 Magnesium carbonate (MgCo3) 67 Water 67 There is a change in the character of timber as soon as the Selma area is reached. Short-leaf pine, which occurs so abundantly in the Flatwoods, is wanting except in the old "turned-out land." Black oak is the principal timber in the Selma chalk. Some post oak and hickory occur. The pine is wanting at a, distance of 2 miles east of Scooba, which would perhaps bring the contact between the Selma and Midway one-half mile west of the Selma outcrop. Two miles east of Scooba and one-half mile south is another outcrop of limestone, more sandy than that 2 miles east of Scooba. This is perhaps of Ripley age. Between Portersville and Oakgrove, in southern Kemper County, on the west side of Pittiefaw Creek, the Lagrange hills begin and extend westward. On land belonging to Mr. M. L. Nailer a bed of lignite, reported to be 4 feet thick, has been opened. Sucarnooche Creek marks the west edge of the Midway group from 2 miles due east...show more

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  • United States
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