Coal and petroleum in Colombia: commercial information (Google eBook)

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G.P.O., 1893 - Coal - 23 pages
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Page 6 - ... Water 12.962 Ash 30.216 It will be seen at a glance that the coal has no commercial value, especially as some of the carbon was infusible and noncombustible "graphite." Considerable work was done at these mines some years ago, but little signs of the excavations now remain, the opening being filled with debris washed in by the waters of the rainy season. These deposits do not cover an area of over ten miles, and are not worthy of more than passing mention. On the Pacific, coal measures expose...
Page 9 - ... cliffs, and bold promontories, forming numerous inlets, the entrances to which are blocked up by reefs of rocks. The mountains are mostly covered with trees, which grow to a considerable height towards the south, but diminish in size as we advance northward. Numerous rocks are scattered in the sea at a distance of from one to three miles from the shores; some of them are only discernible by the breakers, while others tower up to a considerable height.
Page 15 - Bolivar, and into all those where ice factories are established, be subject to the duty of Class 2 (duty 10 centimes of a Bolivar). 3. On and after July 27, 1893, new articles imported in regulated quantities through the custom houses of the Republic in travelers' baggage arriving from abroad, shall pay a surtax of 20 per cent on the duties stipulated for such articles in the tariff, in compensation for the duties which would have been levied thereon for the packages if they had been imported by...
Page 18 - Sundries 19,600.000 7,200.000 105,000,000 75.200,000 192,000,000 JO2 OOO OOO A Buenos Aires newspaper says : Comparing our products with what they were ten years ago, we find that the agricultural crops have more than trebled, whereas the wool-clip is almost stationary. This shows that the great development of the country has been in tillage, which is scarcely a motive for congratulation, seeing that the crops are constantly exposed to drought and locusts. The change, however, is a decided gain to...
Page 9 - ... springs is something very wonderful, and deserves the attention of geologists, to say nothing of investors. These wells, or rather springs, lie at a distance of from one to three miles from the shores of the gulf, to which point it would be very easy to construct a pipe line at a cost of about $ 14,000.
Page 9 - ... be said of the coal measures where they cross the Rio Varacuarando, above Turbo, to the south. On the Rio Arboletes and Volcan, the "croppings" are even more wonderful than those of Pennsylvania, or, in fact, any I have had occasion to examine during my professional career of over thirteen years. Following are the analyses of the coal of Uraba: The coal follows the coast line at a distance of from three to forty miles. I would estimate the visible supply at not less than 18,459,200,000 tons in...
Page 12 - " Transatlantica Rspanola 2 " " West Indies and Pacific 2 " " Italian Line I " " Total steamers per month 17 or 204 steamers per year, burning on their return trips 40,800 tons of coal. The heat unit represented by the eleven steamers plying between Barranquilla and Honda, Pueblo Viejo and Cartagena is about 1000 tons of coal per month. They now burn wood, and are often delayed on the river by not having a supply ready or the wood having been washed away by high water. This represents 12,000 tons...
Page 14 - Pacific side are six per month, representing a coal consumption of 18,000 tons per year. This gives a ready market for 79,500 tons of coal per year, not taking into account the " tramp " steamers that visit Colombia or the naval squadrons that constantly pass along the Atlantic coast of Colombia. If either of the interoceanic canals is built, the development of the coal beds of Colombia, occupying, as they do, the most central location on the American Continent, would be a great economic factor to...
Page 12 - Will not coke; gives white ash, and is peculiar in the fact that it ignites under a heat of 270. The carboniferous measures of this region extend along the coast to Venezuela to the Lago de Maracaibo, where an English company, headed by Sir Edward Harrington, of London, is now opening up the mines. I am perfectly convinced that the beds of the Santa Marta region are identical with those of Venezuela. COAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CUNDINAMARCA. Extensive coal beds extend from near La Mesa along the...
Page 12 - The petroleum, samples of which I have in my possession, seems to be very fine, but owing to the want of railroad facilities, is unavailable. COAL CONSUMPTION OF COLOMBIA. It would be very difficult to estimate the total possible coal consumption of Colombia. I offer the following as the only available basis of calculation. Consumption of coal by foreign ships on their way from Colombia to their respective ports of entry : Pacific Mail 3 steamers monthly. Atlas Line 2 " " Harrison Line i " " Hamburg-...

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