A Physical Survey Extending from Atlanta, Ga., Across Alabama and Mississippi to the Mississippi River; Along the Line of the Georgia Pacific Railwa

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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. 1883 Excerpt: ...concentric protuberances, and may be used as guides to certain coal seams. Iron ores are found at numerous horizons among the coal-bearing rocks. Generally they are brown, and reniform or lenticular. We saw no hematite in workable beds, but good beds may exist. It is probable that the ore beds in the Sand ...
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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. 1883 Excerpt: ...concentric protuberances, and may be used as guides to certain coal seams. Iron ores are found at numerous horizons among the coal-bearing rocks. Generally they are brown, and reniform or lenticular. We saw no hematite in workable beds, but good beds may exist. It is probable that the ore beds in the Sand Mountain conglomerate will prove valuable. The beds we saw in this conglomerate, on Coosa Mountain at Thompson's Gap, on Cahaba Mountain at Foster's, and on Sand Mountain a mile north of Valley Creek, would now be exciting attention but for larger deposits hard by. The black-band ores are promising. About 50 feet below the Newcastle seam is abed of 16 inches of good black-band ore, which is used to some extent by the iron furnaces on account of its argillaceous character. We saw this bed at the Newcastle mines, and also near Valley Creek. It is reported to be three feet thick in some places. Mr. Aldrich's Section gives two distinct beds of this ore. The Coal Seams, And Coal Mining, In The Warrior Field. The outcrops of all the coal seams are found within two miles of Sand Mountain, and, unless the Pratt be an exception, all the workable seams of the series bespread themselves over the entire Warrior Coal Field along the line of the Georgia Pacific Railway. This railway crosses the entire series, including the Pratt seam. The first railroad that entered any part of the Warrior Field was the South & North Alabama Railroad, which was completed in 1872; hence, the first mines were north of Birmingham. This road passed through Sand Mountain at Boyle's Gap, and, crossing the Locust Warrior going north, entered the head of Blount Valley at Reid's Gap, thus diagonally traversing the east basin of the Warrior Field. Almost immediately following the completion o...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150255182
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 52
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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