The Peat and Muck Deposits of Vermont

The Peat and Muck Deposits of Vermont

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of J. A. James, G. R. Norton, L. 0. Thompson, L. S. Wright. Whiting. Town clerk reports (1905) deposits on the farms of C. B. Hubbard, H. C. Kelsey, Geo. Walker estate. BENNINGTON COUNTY Bennington. No. 151. Bald Mountain; sphagnum bog on top; sample consists of surface moss. No. 152, Ditto; sample consists of top peat. No. 153, Ditto; sample consists of bottom peat. N0. 121, R. 0. Gove; muck 3 feet deep at point of sampling; very deep in places. No. 150, Aaron Hill; reported to be very deep, but it did not prove to be so; of low value. No. 122, Frank Rice; area when sampled in grass; a large ditch occurs where the peat has been excavated (see Plate VI); surface black, underlying strata a dark reddish brown; sample drawn from top. No. 123, Ditto; sample drawn from bottom. No. 161, John Rockwood; 4 acres; much has been excavated for agricultural uses, leaving a small pond; material a rich black muck, shading oft to brown at the bottom of the deposit; sample drawn from top. No. 162, Ditto; sample drawn from bottom. No. 201, Eugene West; 5 acres; 3-4 feet deep; wooded and partly pasture; material has been used extensively as fertilizer by owner and by neighbors; the ditches made in excavating are gradually filling; the deposit is now comparatively dry and could be readily drained; sample drawn from top layer, a rich black muck. No. 202, Ditto; sample drawn from bottom layer, which possesses a peculiar brownish luster, readily apparent when dry; about 1 foot thick, showing plainly the presence of mosses in a state of almost complete decay. ' Town clerk reports (1905) deposit on Charles Rockwood estate. Manchester Center. No. 118. F. D. Giddings; 4 acres, 3 feet deep; located near fair grounds; at first sight apparently a peat of good quality, ...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584651
  • 9781236584656