Bulletin, Issue 18

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Virginia Geological Survey, 1918 - Geology

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Page 234 - In the following tables and discussion, therefore, only analyses made by the United States Geological Survey and the United States Bureau of Mines are considered. The tables include only a few analyses of samples from Buchanan County itself, as the lack of mining activity there rendered it impossible to obtain perfectly fresh coal.
Page 10 - Logs in large number are floated down the lower part of Russell Fork by means of a splash dam just north of the mouth of Pound River. The rainfall of the region is exceptionally great, but the sandy soil, dense growth of trees and brush, and high stream gradients prevent floods. According to common usage in this region, the "right" and "left" sides or forks of a stream are considered relative to the position of a person facing upstream.
Page iv - Whitcwood, and they are centers for the lumbering industry. Logs cut in the southern part of the Russell Fork basin are hauled across Sandy Ridge to a large mill at Honaker. Method of work. — Both the geologic and the topographic work was done in cooperation by the Virginia Geological Survey and the US Geological Survey, the expense being shared by both organizations. Most of the Russell Fork drainage basin was surveyed in 1913, the southeastern part of the county in 1916, and the remainder of...
Page i - Governor Westmoreland Davis, Chairman, and Members of the State Geological Commission: Gentlemen : — I have the honor to transmit to you herewith, and to recommend for publication as Bulletin No. XXI of the Virginia Geological Survey Series of Reports, a manuscript and illustrations of a report entitled "The Geology and Coal Resources of Dickenson County, Virginia,
Page 15 - Sandstone constitutes about one-third of the Pennsylvanian rocks. It includes considerable fine-grained and thin-bedded material that has the appearance of sandy shale in weathered exposures. The most persistent sandstone beds are thick bedded and coarse-grained and form cliffs and benches on the valley sides. By far the greater part are buff or brownish and...
Page 256 - ... ridge tops, chestnut, and, finally, chestnut oak on the ridges. CHESTNUT-BARK DISEASE. A large per cent of the present stand is chestnut, and this is one of the valuable trees. It grows rapidly, sprouts well from the stumps, and produces valuable timber. " The Chestnut Blight or Bark Disease (Endothia parasitica) , a fungous disease which has been causing widespread destruction to the chestnut in the northeastern states, and which has already killed or infected much chestnut in northern Virginia,...
Page 86 - Creek (location 11, elevation 1,503) coal 40 inches thick lies about 170 feet below the Tiller. Only sandstone shows at the coal horizon a short distance from the prospect pit.
Page 56 - Banner, this interval subtracted from the elevation of the latter bed will give the elevation of the Kennedy. By turning to the topographic map the Kennedy outcrop can then be located by noting the position of the .surface contour with the same elevation.
Page iv - The county lies on the southeast border of the central part of the great Appalachian coal field and contains about 12,000,000,000 tons of high-grade, coking, bituminous coal in beds of mi nable thickness.

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