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Proceedings of the Good Roads Institute, Held at the University of North Carolina Volume 1-15 (Paperback) Loot Price: R952 Discovery Miles 9 520
Proceedings of the Good Roads Institute, Held at the University of North Carolina Volume 1-15 (Paperback): Chapel Hill Good...
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Chapel Hill Good Roads Institute

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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. 1897 Excerpt: ...erratic. The year of greatest production was ISO0, when the quantity of coal produced was 26,896 tons. During 1905 the production only amounted to 1,557 tons valued at $2,336, averaging $1.50 per ton. As compared with the production of 7,000 tons valued at $8,820 in 1904, this is a decrease of 5,443 tons in quantity and of $6,484 in value. Over two-thirds of this coal was sold to the local trade or used by employees. In the following table is shown the distribution of the coal product of North Carolina for the years 1901 to 1905. U. S. Geological Survey; mineral resources separate on Coal, 1906. DISTRIBUTION OF THE COAL PRODUCT OF NORTH CAROLINA, 1901 1905. The next table shows the production of coal in North Carolina since 1890, when the Cumnock mine was reopened. COAL PRODUCTION IN NORTH CAROLINA FROM 1890 TO 1905. PEAT. The peat deposits of North Carolina are beginning to attract considerable attention, and during the past year many inquiries have been received regarding them. This is due partly to the many uses for which peat is adapted, the more important one being as a fuel, usually in the form of briquettes. It is found in swamps, marshes and bogs, where the drainage is hindered sufficiently to permit of vegetable growth. This accumulates and slowly decays under water, becoming constantly deeper. As examined, a peat deposit will usually show on top a layer of living vegetable matter; underneath this a mixture of partly decayed plants still showing well-defined fiber; and below this the spongy to black peat in which there may be a total absence of any fiber. Swamps and marshes in which peat occurs may be either freshwater swamps or marine swamps and marshes, and both these types are abundant in what is known as the "swamp lands" of eastern N...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Chapel Hill Good Roads Institute
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 344
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-93383-3
Barcode: 9781130933833
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-93383-0

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