A Preliminary Report on the Coal Deposits of Missouri

A Preliminary Report on the Coal Deposits of Missouri

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... exclusively, it being the same as that so extensively operated across the river in Lafayette county. In the southeastern corner of the county adjacent to Carroll county, the coal has heen and is worked in numerous drifts, in the hillsides, north of the Santa Fe railway, the bed being here above the level of the river bottoms. In the northeastern portion of the county is only one opening of importance, namely, the Sater Shaft, located betweenGeorgeville and Finney's Point. This shaft is 146 ft. deep to the coal and exposes the following section: This is undoubtedly the Lexington coal bed. Immediately about Richmond, and between that place and Lexington Junction, some seven companies and individuals mine coal on a large scale. Over a dozen shafts and other openings i The record of this drill Wilcoxson of CarrolltoB. hole was furnished the Survey by Mr. S. M. are in operation here, mostly adjacent to the St. Joseph branch of the Santa Fe railway. The Shafts vary in depth from 50 to 100 ft. They all operate the same coal bed and no other over-CoIatRlchmond lying coal bed is encountered in the shafts. The long wall method of mining is generally followed, the roof being well adapted to this. At No. 10 shaft, on the west edge of town, the following section was measured. The shaft is 100 ft. deep: Along the entries the bottom clay is lifted and about 3 ft. of the roof rock is shot down in order to obtain the requisite height. At Swanwick, about four miles northwest of Richmond, is the R. J. Williams' shaft, on the St. Joseph branch of the Santa Fe railway. The shaft is 95 ft. deep and operates the same bed as that mined at Richmond. The following section was measured here: Feet. Inches. 7+ Y_TT1 Limestone. 2 c%=ka4=4d Sbale, black, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868889
  • 9781236868886