Mineral Resources of the United States Volume 6

Mineral Resources of the United States Volume 6

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...to 3,504,700 tons. Nearly 70 per cent, of this increase was from the northern coal field, which is contained in the Wyoming and Lackawanna valleys and known to the coal trade generally as the Wyoming region. The greatest increase in the shipments of any one company was by the Central Railroad of New Jersey, the aggregate for the year being 889,420 tons. The only decrease for the year was in shipments of the Philadelphia and Beading Coal and Iron Company, which amounted in the aggregate to 380,156 tons. The stocks of coal on hand at tide-water shipping points at the beginning of the year, amounted to 130,977 tons. During the month of January there were 12,379 tons produced more than during the same month in the previous year, and there was a falling off in stocks of coal during the same month of 35,809 tons. These facts show an exceptional condition in the coal trade at the beginning of 1888, in view of labor troubles which existed, especially in the Lehigh region, by which the total product of the Lehigh Valley railroad during the month was decreased 111,597 tons below the product of the same month in the previous year; and also in view of the fact of the exceptional decrease in the shipments during the month by the Philadelphia and Beading Company, which amounted to 405,918 tons, a decrease due also to labor troubles. One notable fact took place at the opening of the year, and that was the closure of the receivership of the Philadelphia and Beading Bailroad Company and of the Philadelphia and Beading Coal and Iron Company, which had been in force from June, 1884; and the placing of the Philadelphia and Beading companies in strong hands opened a better basis for the advancement of their business than had existed since the acquirement by the Coal...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638328
  • 9781236638328