... Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Indiana, Made During the Year ... (Google eBook)

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1869
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Page 190 - A common panfnll of gravel and sand, when washed out, generally shows from two to three particles of gold in thin scales. None has ever been found larger than a grain of wheat. Though so generally disseminated, it is doubtful whether the quantity is sufficient to pay the expenses of washing it out. .Gold has also been found upon Little Duck creek, and in other places in the county. The...
Page 86 - Bel river, in this county, cutting walnut lumber. GREENE COUNTY. This county is bounded on the north by Clay and Owen counties; on the east by Monroe and Lawrence counties; on the south by Martin, Daviess and Knox counties, and on the west by Sullivan county. In shape, it is a parallelogram, and contains five hundred and forty square miles. The principal stream of water is the west fork of White river, which runs in a southeasterly course through the county, and divides it into two, nearly equal,...
Page 21 - Splunge creek reservoir contained four thousand acres, and the Birch creek reservoir, fourteen hundred. When these immense reservoirs were constructed, the ground was covered by a dense forest growth, but the stagnant water killed the trees and caused the vegetation to decay, thus loading the air with miasmatic poison to an extent that jeopardized the health of the county for many miles around; therefore, considering themselves aggrieved, and seeing no chance for redress in the courts, the citizens...
Page 99 - ... block" coal, while at others it is a bituminous cakingcoal. Owensboro is on the western limit of the subconglomerate coal, the place of the latter being, possibly, represented by an outcrop of excellent fire-clay for potteries, lying near the top of the hill on the west side of the town. Below the fire-clay there are large deposits of iron-ore, similar to that used at the Old Virginia blast-furnace in Monroe county. A well dug by Mr. John Potter in the eastern part of the town, on a branch of...
Page 86 - White river, in this county, are Eel river, Latta's creek, and .Black creek, on the west side; and Richland creek, Doan's creek, and First creek on the east side. Indian creek, with its tributaries, waters a portion of the eastern border of the county, and empties into the east fork of White river. This county, east of White river, is quite broken, with hills from one hundred and twenty feet to three hundred feet in height; whereas, to the west of the river, with the exception of a ridge running...
Page 77 - Furnace, owned by the Lafayette Iron Co., is situated on a branch of South Otter Creek, one and a half miles north of Brazil, on the south-west quarter of section 19, town 13, range 6 west; this is also a very excellent furnace, built on the most approved plan, and is very similar to the Brazil furnace, except in regard to size, being smaller; it is quite new, having " bio wed-in," for the first time, on the 20th of May, 1869.
Page 227 - ... its tail, erecting the feathers of the latter at the same time, and raising its ruff around the neck, suffers its wings to droop and struts about on the log. A few moments elapse, when the bird draws the whole of its feathers close to its body, and stretching itself out, beats its sides with its wings, in the manner of the domestic cock, but more loudly, and with such rapidity of motion, after a few of the first strokes, as to cause a tremor in the air not unlike the rumbling of distant thunder.
Page 72 - coal. 150 tons of Lake Superior and Iron Mountain ore. 50 tons of limestone for flux. The daily make of iron is about 110 tons, worth, on an average, at the furnaces, forty dollars per ton; this includes all grades. The total value of each days...
Page 175 - States; which was read twice, and committed to a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. The report is as follows: That the said Territory is bounded on the East by the State of Ohio; on the south by the State of Kentucky; on the west by the river...
Page 115 - Where the creeks and branches cut through the shales that underlie the lower beds of coal, several bands of clay-ironstone are exposed to view, and the beds of the streams are, in such places, covered with ore that have been washed from the banks above. Though the quantity of this ore, at any one locality, may not be sufficient of itself to supply blast-furnaces, it may nevertheless be obtained in sufficient quantity to form an advantageous mixture with the Iron Mountain or Lake Superior ores. Building...

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