First Report on the Iron Mines and Iron-Ore Districts in the State of New York Volume 7-10

First Report on the Iron Mines and Iron-Ore Districts in the State of New York Volume 7-10

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...mines have been opened extensively and their producing capacity has been increased, so that they rank with the largest iron mines of the country. The output has aggregated as much as 428,000 tons in a single year, and 8,846,000 gross tons in the period, 1840-1888, inclusive.I BURT HILL MINE, Elizabethtown, Essex County.--The Champlain Iron Company owns the Burt Hill mine, on lot No. 55 of the Iron Ore Tract. It was opened in 1842, and was worked to a depth of 180 feet. The ore is said to be rich, Bessemer, carrying 67.7 per cent. of metallic iron and.018 per cent. of phosphorus. There is an engine at the mine, but no work has been done lately. WA'1's0N: " History of Essex County," Albany 1869, pp. 391-2 and 398. 1 Ennoxs: " Survey of Second Geological District," pp. 237-244. BECK: Mineralogy, pp. 15-16.. IStatistics communicated by Mr. Walter C. Witherbee, of Port Henry (of Witherbees, SheIman 8: Co. NOBLE MINE, NIGG-ER HILL, Elizabethtown, Essex County.--Another mine of the Champlain Iron Company on lot No. 136 of the North Riverhead Tract. The ore has been opened for 150 feet, on a side hill, on the out-crop. The vein is eleven feet wide. The ore bed was first discovered in 1825. No mining has been done in fifteen years. The distance of these mines from lines of public transportation, low prices, and slack demand for iron ore, prevent their further development at present. GATES MINE, Elizabethtown, Essex County.---Two iron mines have been opened on lot No. 138, of Iron Ore Tract, south of New Russia. One is owned by H. A. Putnam of Elizabethtown. The ore has been opened a length of about twenty rods, and in one shaft to a depth of 140 feet, and has been found to range from two to sixteen feet in width. The strike...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936566
  • 9781236936561