Mineral Resources of the United States Volume 10

Mineral Resources of the United States Volume 10

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...attending the refining of limestone oils.--During the year 1893 most of the illuminating oil used in the United States was produced from the limestone oils of Lima and Indiana. Success had been attained in previous years in the use of these oils, but 1893 seems to have marked the era of complete success in refining these oils. It should be said, however, that all of the limestone oils do not give equally good results in refining. LOCALITIES. The important petroleum-producing localities of the United States remain as they were at the beginning of 1893. While petroleum has been found in nearly every State and Territory, the localities in which it has been produced in paying quantities are few. These are the wellknown oil regions of Western Pennsylvania and New York; the Turkey Foot, Mount Morris, Mannington, Eureka, Macksbnrg, and Sistersville districts, some of which lie exclusively in West Virginia, others in Eastern Ohio, and others still in both States. These and adjacent districts the writer has designated as the Appalachian oil field. In addition to this Appalachian field the most important oil-producing district is the limestone oil field of Lima, Ohio, and the newly discovered districts in Indiana, which are a continuation of the Lima fields, the different sections, however, producing oils varying greatly in quality. In addition to these two fields, the Florence oil district of Colorado and the oil fields of Southern California are the only other important ones. Practically all the petroleum produced in the United States is from these four districts--the Appalachian, the limestone or OhioIndiana, the Florence of Colorado, and the Southern California fields. Outside of the districts named the total production of petroleum in the United...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652215
  • 9781236652218