West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Band 1,Teil 1

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Post Printing House, 1904
 

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Seite 566 - Quadrangles. The elevations in the following list are based upon an aluminum tablet at the southeast corner of the Jefferson County Court House at Steubenville, Ohio, marked "716 STEUBENVILLE. ' ' The elevation of this is accepted as 714.729 feet above mean sea level and was determined from the Army Engineers bench mark "67 A...
Seite 79 - Top member of this series, the "Big Injun" oil sand of the drillers, a hard and often finegrained gray sandstone, with usually two, and occasionally, three or four open, coarse, and porous, sometimes pebbly layers, filled with oil, gas, or salt water, called "pay...
Seite 50 - ... walks along the long row of boilers and sees but one man in attendance. The house being whitewashed, not a sign of the dirty fuel of former days is to be seen ; nor do the stacks emit smoke. In the Union iron mills our puddlers have whitewashed the coal-bunkers belonging to their furnaces.
Seite x - If the survey could secure the funds to employ two men at modest salaries ($60* to $75 per month), one to attend the drill by day, and the other by night, recording measurements and securing samples from every sand pumping, the results thus obtained would prove of the greatest value, especially in the distant future of the State, when the search for oil and gas shall have long been ended...
Seite 11 - Greasy," by which it was familiarly known by Kanawha boatmen and others. At that time this oil not only had no value, but was considered a great nuisance, and every effort was made to tube it out and get rid of it.
Seite 5 - Kanawha salt soon acquired a reputation for its strong taste, and its superior qualities for curing meat, butter, etc. A great many who used it and recognized these qualities in connection with its striking reddish color came to associate the two in their minds in the relation of cause and effect, and orders used to come from far and near for some of ' ' that strong, red salt from the Kanawha Licks.
Seite 51 - In a theory of this kind the limitations become quite as important as, or even more so than, the theory itself; and hence I have given considerable thought to this side of the question, having formulated them into three or four general rules (which include practically all the limitations known to me, up to the present time, that should be placed on the statement that large gas...
Seite 550 - As the result of precise leveling, many of the old levels and bench marks accepted for many years as accurate by the railroad officials, civil engineers, and others, have been proven erroneous, often to the extent of several feet. In this readjustment of elevations the...
Seite 6 - ' This gum was set upright on the spot s.elected for sinking, the large end down, and held in its perpendicular position by props or braces, on the four sides. A platform upon which two men could stand, was fixed about the top ; then a swape erected, having its fulcrum in a forked post set in the ground close by. A large bucket, made from half of a...
Seite 55 - ... in the country, and before the drill had shown that there was any oil in this portion of West Virginia. These are only a few of the positive fruits of the theory to which we can point; the negative results in condemning immense areas...

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