Preliminary Report of the Utah Conservation Commission, 1909

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Page 9 - I welcome you to this Conference at the White House. You have come hither at my request, so that we may join together to consider the question of the conservation and use of the great fundamental sources of wealth of this Nation. So vital is this question, that for the first time in our history the chief executive officers of the States separately, and of the States together forming the Nation, have met to consider it.
Page 98 - This rock is of surpassing beauty as a building material, being made up of concentric nodules, from the size of a pea to that of a walnut, firmly cemented together.
Page 50 - The above table is applicable only for open-channel conditions. It is based upon 16 discharge measurements made during 1903 and 1904.
Page 46 - Note. — The above table is applicable only for open-channel conditions. It is based on discharge measurements made during 1904-05.
Page 46 - Note.— The above table is applicable only for open-channel conditions. It is based on discharge measurements made during 1904-1906. It is well defined between gage heights 2.4
Page 96 - These may have served merely to open exits for the lluid asphalt in unconsolidated lake l>eds, or may have also delivered it from deeper reservoirs in underlying bed rock into its present- position. In brief, the asphalt occurs either in bituminous oolitic limestone, as the cement, or in springs, as liquid asphalt from beds 3 to 5 feet thick, intercalated with clay beds at a depth of 80 to 140 feet. In character this substance is opaque, brownish-black, oily, viscous, and strongly asphaltic in odor....
Page 61 - The orebody of the Utah Copper Co. consists of an altered siliceous porphyry, containing small grains of copper minerals, very uniformly disseminated throughout the mass, both in fracture seams and in the body of the rock, averaging about 1.5 per cent, copper, 0.15 oz. of silver and 0.015 oz. of gold. "The total area of lode mining claims in Bingham owned by the Utah Copper Co. is 736 acres, within the boundaries of which development has shown that at least 225 acres contain mineralized porphyry...
Page 76 - They lie for the most part on eastern and southern slopes or foothills of The Three Peaks, Granite mountain and Iron mountain, between elevations of 5,600 and 6,700 feet, but some of...
Page 96 - The source of these seepages appears to those who have prospected this ground to be a bed of asphalt 2 or 3 feet thick, which was encountered 80 feet below the present lake bed. and an underlying series of asphaltic beds 3 to 5 feet thick, which alternate with beds of clay to a depth of 140 feet, at least.
Page 95 - The occurrence of this asphaltic substance apjx'ars. so far as now known, to be restricted to the shallow littoral portion of Great Salt Lake, one-fourth to 1 mile out from the present shore line, immediately southeast of the Rozel Hills, It there exudes through the unconsolidated material on the bottom of the lake and bubbles up into the water in the form of hollow spherical or tubular masses 1 to -2 inches in length, and of threads and hairs f> to 18 inches in length.

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