Petersburg, Virginia, Economic and Municipal

Petersburg, Virginia, Economic and Municipal

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...Central States, and is far superior to much of the coal used in the Western States. The fact that it was used formerly, and that ""See map 120 between pp. 82 and 83. SO it is easily available, insures Petersburg against excessive prices for West Virginia coal. These deposit provide a local supply of cheap fuel for household and other use in which superlative quality is less desirable than low price. Just as householders and many manufacturers of the Middle West use the lower quality and cheaper local coals in preference to the higher quality but higher priced Pennsylvania and West Virginia coals, so also the local Chesterfield coal can be used to lower the cost of living and of production in the Petersburg-Hopewell area. The chief difficulty with this local coal deposit is that the geologic structure is such as to make doubtful the profitable operation of large mines. The Chesterfield basin is reported to contain, however, over 1,000,000,000 tons of coal. From small operations a sufficient tonnage is available to supply a variety of local demands for cheap coal of medium grade.81 Supply of Pocahontas and New River Coal The superior quality of Pocahontas and New River coals is too well known to require extended explanation. They are universally recognized as the premier steam coals of America, and rank among the highest in the; world, being able to compete with the renowned Cardiff coal of Wales. The United States navy, the most exacting coal purchaser in this country, principally buys these coals for its battleships. In 1915 the Norfolk and Western Railway moved 7,530,607 gross tons of Pocahontas coal through Petersburg 81A typical analysis of the Chesterfield coal is shown in table 17, p. 85.-.... t to Hampton Roads."2 The Norfolk...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535200
  • 9781236535207