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

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

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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: ...level does not represent its true thickness, since the limestone rises so rapidly to the north-west that it reaches the surface under John Tennyson's farm on the top of the hill, not half a mile from Bryant's. A bed of coal of six to seven inches, is reported by Bryant, on the Davis place, on the waters of the Illinois; one a foot thick, at J. Phillips', on the waters of the West fork; a bed of 1 foot to 18 inches on the west side of the Davis ridge, south of Henry Boss's, and also on Morrison's place; and a 6 to 8 inches seam at Curlis's, low down in the Boston range of mountains. The outcrop on the Morrison place is generally considered the best coal for blacksmiths' use in this part of Washington county. Some of the upper layers of limestone, at A. Bryant's, contain a considerable per centage of oxide of iron, and might come under the denomination of Eisenhalkstein of the Germans. A black bed of limestone is also interstratified in the mass of limestones, besides the band included in the underlying shale. Near the line between township 15 and 16, where the Cane hill road crosses the head of a branch, a locality was pointed out to me where copper ore has been supposed to exist. I could see no surface indications to corroborate this opinion, neither do I consider the rock which forms the surface, at all favorable for metalliferous veins. A much morp likely thing to be discovered in the rocks of. this part of Washington county, where they form synclinal folds or troughs, is salt. By boring a few hundred feet, in some favorable position, it is highly probable a productive brine might be reached. Such a place is the Clay lick, on the property of Maj. John Billingsley, on the east prong of the Illinois river, near where the mountain road crosses...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581741
  • 9781236581747