Congressional Edition Volume 3256

Congressional Edition Volume 3256

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the early part of the coming year. As the distribution of coal cars is based upon the number of coke ovens at each colliery, there has been a great incentive to build more ovens than were required by the coke trade, and tbe action of the railroad company last summer should prevent the useless waste of money by the operators in advance of the requirements of the business." The report of the Flat Top Coal Land Association, to which we have referred, gives the following statement as to the results of mining from the beginning of operations in this district: Total area of coal under lease December 31, 1893...acres.. 26,016.2 Mined oat daring the year do 299.9 Yield in coal tons.. 2,311,592 Average yield per acre do 7, 713 Total area mined out December 31, 1893.acres.. 1,701.8 Total yield in coal tons.. 15,005,909 Average yield per aero do 8,818 Commenting on this table, the board of managers says: "There was a decided falling off in the yield per acre during 1893. This is due to two causes--the older collieries did a large amount of robbing, aud the new collie-ies have a thinner seam, which does not contain a much coal per acre. The statistics of the manufacture of coke in the Flat Top district for the years 1880 to 1893 are as follows: Statistics of the manufacture of coke in the Flat Top district of West Virginia from 1836 to 1S03, inclusive. New River district.--The New Kiver coking district includes the ovens along the line of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad from Quinnimout to Nuttallburg. The coal is very much of the same character as that of the Flat Top region. The statistics of the manufacture of coke in the New Eiver district from 1880 to 1893 are as follows: Statistics of the manufacture of coke in the Xew River district, West...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548973
  • 9781236548979