First-[Second] Annual Report on the Geological Survey of the State of Ohio. [1837-1838] Volume 1

First-[Second] Annual Report on the Geological Survey of the State of Ohio. [1837-1838] 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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: salt water is abundant on Yellow creek, east of this point, and from thence downward to (he mouth of Bald Eagle creek, on the south side of Morgan county, All along this line, a distance of 60 geographical miles, the saline rocks are found gradually sinking deeper and deeper into the centre of the valley from a depth of 250 feet to that of 1,000. At Zanesville salt water is obtained at 350 feet. At Taylorsville, nine miles below, at 450 feet. At M'Connelsville, eighteen miles further southeast, at 750; and at Bald Eagle it is nearly at 1,000 feet. The strength of the brine increases in about the same ratio, so that 50 gallons from the lower wells afford as much salt, as 250 from the upper ones. By an analysis of the water, from R. P. Stones well, near M'Connelsville, made by Proffessor Mitchell, it'yielded as follows--viz: from four ounces there was obtained, Of Muriate of Soda, .... 269 grains. Muriate of Magnesia, 20 grains. Muriate of Lime, 15 grains. It also contained some carbonate of iron, and showed a point trace of iodine. From this analysis the water affords nearly 14 per cent. of salt, besides the other muriates. The water from the lower well at Bald Eagle is supposed to be still more fully saturated. The first well sunk on the Muskingum river, was near the mouth of Salt creek in the year 1817, since which period up to the present time, there has been bored sixty-one wells, to which are, or have been attached nearly as many furnaces; but a large number of them are now out of jise. Of this series, forty-two wells below Taylorsville, eleven between that place and Zanesville, and eight above Zanesville; three of which are in Coshocton county. As to the annual quantity of salt, at present manufactured in the valley of the Muskingum, I am...
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236676807
  • 9781236676801