Report of Progress Volume 1881

Report of Progress Volume 1881

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...ore near top, 47' Shaly Sandstone, 20' Blue and olive shale, with a band of bituminous shale and fireclay, 43' Sandstone, thin bedded to creek level at Donnelly Station, ... 20' The Ferriferous Limestone has been quarried and burnt in small quantities for agricultural and building purposes at many places near Columbia Hill and Parker's Corners. It is of its usual character, yielding a fair lime, and is accessible on its line of outcrop at almost every place in the township. The annexed topographical map of Parker (plate II, ) shows the outcrop of this stratum and of the Clarion Coal bed. 66. Mercer Group. In the lower part of the preceding section two bands of bituminous shale are shown, lying about seventeen feet apart. In some places they are true beds of impure coal, though always entirely unfit for mining. They are the representatives of the Mercer Group of coals and limestones, which is a very valuable series in Mercer and Lawrence counties. The iron ore of this group is also present, and has been mined for use in the old furnace on Bear Creek. Beneath this ore band and between it and water level at Donnelly Station, there occurs a very variable alternation of shale, slate, fireclay and sandstone, with a band of bituminous shale near the middle of the mass. This whole interval is sometimes occupied by a massive sandstone, which may suddenly disappear entirely, again giving place to shaly and slaty measures. In the cutting made for the Parker elevator there is exposed 120 feet of massive sandstone filling all of this interval. The sandstone from top to bottom is a hard, evenly grained, massive, greyish rock, and is evidently much thicker than the 120 feet exposed by the excavation. Other exposures measured within the city limits more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532708
  • 9781236532701