First Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of the Northern Counties of Arkansas; Made During the Years 1857 and 1858 Volume 1

First Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of the Northern Counties of Arkansas; Made During the Years 1857 and 1858 Volume 1

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...2 miles from Fayetteville, will be found more laxative in its effects; but it is doubtful whether its alterative effects will be as decided, since the proportion of sulphur appears to be less. As iodides are usually an accompaniment of chlorides, this water will probably be found useful in reducing glandular swellings. At the blacksmith's shop, near the sulphur spring, I saw several specimens of coal, found in this county, and obtained information in regard to the localities of others; viz: the Morrow coal, 14 inches thick, 'considered to be the best for blacksmith's use; the Dyer coal, 12 inches thick, found on the second bench of the Boston mountain, which is a heavier coal than the former, but contains impurities; Barnet's bank, about 11 inches thick, on the waters of Cove creek; and Store's bank, three quarters of a mile beyond, and about the same thickness as that at Barnet's. On Cane hill, close by James Mitchell's house, the Archimedes limestone is well exposed, and is quite cavernous. One cave, near Wm. Mitchell's house, is about 180 feet long, and seems to have been the resort of bears and other wild animals, in former times. It occupies precisely the same position as the one which I visited near Orion Rieffs. The succession of the rocks on Cane hill is only a modification of the preceding section. 1. Fine grained sandstone, 15 to 20 feet. 2. Limestone, a few feet. 3. Coarse yellow sandstone, 40 feet. 4. Greenish grindstone grit, 45 to 70 feet. 5. Archimedes limestone, 60 feet. 6. Marly shales in the bed of the branch. The blacksmiths of Boonsboro obtain a coal from section 16, township 14 north, range 32 west, about three quarters of a mile from town; it is 6 or 8 inches thick: this is the most westerly outcrop of coal known in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593766
  • 9781236593764