Kentucky Geological Survey; Bulletin Volume 14

Kentucky Geological Survey; Bulletin Volume 14

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... head waters of the Clear fork of the Cumberland river. On the head of the Ben branch of Little Clear creek a coal recently opened 330 feet above the Lower Hignite seam shows a bed section as follows: This coal is about 100 feet below the Red Spring seam and is the same as the bed opened 350 feet above the Hignite seam on Polk branch and described by Mr. Sullivan. (See page map of Little Clear creek region and cut of bed section.) This bed is covered by 150 to 200 feet of ridge on Ben branch. It is'an excellent coal as here exposed, and adds interest and value to this region as a coalfield. The Mason coal seam of the Clear Creek region which, as formerly opened, gave little promise of value for extensive mining operations in the Bear Creek region, has recently come to be recognized as one of the important coals of the district including that part of the Clear Creek ridge which is drained by the Caney fork, Major branch, Furnace Ridge branch, the Mason branches of Big Clear creek and some of the branches of Little Clear creek, and it is the principal coal in that part of the Log Mountains which extend in ridges and spurs of reduced height between. the Clear Creek waters Cumberland river, and the waters of Cannon Creek. It is also a workable coal seam on the Clear Fork waters, Cranes creek and William's creek tributaries of Yellow creek, and Hance's creek, which flows into the Cumberland river. The latter region has not been made the subject of a detailed study as a coal district, but shows an unexpected area of unbroken coal beds extending between the Cumberland Conglomerate slope and the Rocky Face Mountain, a local Conglomerate uplift which separates this region from the Cannon Creek district by a short ridge widely more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908287
  • 9781236908285