The Coals of the Big Sandy Valley, South of Louisa and Between Tug Fork and the Headwaters of the North Fork of Kentucky River

The Coals of the Big Sandy Valley, South of Louisa and Between Tug Fork and the Headwaters of the North Fork of Kentucky River

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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: ...while the rocks of the Coal Measures above the Conglomerate formation increase in thickness, as a whole, southeastward, it appears that that part of the series which includes Coals 5, 6 and 7 decreases in thickness, and disappears as a characteristic part of the General Section. About 175 feet higher up in the series, the equivalent of the Vhiteh0use seam is at its full thickness, in good quality, near the level of Bear Wallow Gap. At the head of Scaffold Lick an entry was driven nearly 100 feet, showing the following bed section: Coal........ l3inches Shale......., _... _. Ginches C H5" Coal............... 67 inches M Shale...............26inches,1 Coal...............36inches Shale5 _ 146 inches From this entry a column was cut for the Louisville and New Orleans Exposition. When revisited later, the entry had fallen in so as not to be accessible. An opening driven still further into the hill on the head of the Right Fork of Daniel's Creek, showing only the two upper benches. exhibits the character of the bed. The ridge rises above this bed 100 to 150 feet. Following are analy HD. 0F DANIELS ca. ses of the coal: This with many other columns obtained at considerable cost: from the Big Sandy, Licking, Kentucky and Cumberland River Valleys, a most valuable exhibit, prepared with special reference to Expositions in which Kentucky would be specially interested, was left as a part of the wreckage at the close of the New Orleans Exposition, the exhibit having been left in charge of a Commission which had no conception of the great value of the collection. Analyses of Coal F_, Head of Daniels Creek. Upper 15 in. Lower 54 in. Moisture................... 4.00 4.45 Volatile combustible matter.......... 28.78 28.32 Fixed...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970640
  • 9781236970640