Economic Geology of the Kenova Quadrangle, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia
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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Big Sandy Valley district. Its position directly below the Homewood sandstone serves to locate it at once in the geologic column. Its distance above the next lower workable coal in this district is probably not more than 40 to 50 feet, and it lies approximately the same distance below the Vanport (" Hanging Rock ") limestone in the Allegheny formation in the eastern part of Ashland, though this measurement depends largely on the varying thickness of the Homewood sandstone. "Kentucky Geol. Survey, vol. C, 1884, p. 19. -Idem, p. 20. Extent and development.--Although this coal outcrops over a broad area in the district, it has proved of workable thickness in very few places. Its outcrop, if drawn on the map, would come a little below that of the clay indicated by the red line. In the eastern part of Ashland it has been prospected at numerous points on the road leading to the city cemetery. Farther up Ohio River, at the Weaver Pottery Company's plant, between Sandy City and Catlettsburg, it was formerly worked, but the bank had fallen shut at the time of the writer's visit. It is probable that this coal may be of workable thickness between this point and Ashland, although there is a possibility that it may be replaced by the massive Homewood sandstone of this region. On Catletts Creek it is workable and may be easily traced for 2 miles west of Catlettsburg to a point where it disappears below drainage level. In the valley of Hood Creek, a short distance northwest of Summit, it has been opened by William Crane, and near the mouth of Shope Creek A. J. Harris, on whose land the coal has been opened, reports 3 feet of coal with an important fire clay below. At Music it has been opened, but is so badly broken by partings as not to be a...
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