Iron Ore Deposits of Vancouver and Islands British Columbia PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Iron Ore Deposits of Vancouver and Islands British Columbia free pdf Excerpt from Iron Ore Deposits of Vancouver and Islands British Columbia With the rapid development of the west, the proposal has frequently been made to establish an iron industry on the Pacific coast, instead of importing iron products from the east. An attempt to accomplish this was made in 1880, when a small blast furnace was erected at Irondale, in the state of Washington, for the manufacture of pig iron. "It had a daily capacity of ten tons, and was a hot-blast charcoal furnace. It was operated for six months, and then was replaced by a 50 ton furnace, which, a few months later, was reconstructed, and for years turned out a good grade of pig iron, until, in 1891, it was closed down. In 1901 Pennsylvania capital was interested in it. The Pacific Steel Company was organized to acquire and operate it. The plant was modernized, and about $100,000 expended on it, and in December, 1901, the manufacture of pig iron was resumed. Ores from Texada island, and from Hamilton, Skagit county, Washington, were used, mixed in the proportion of 700 tons of Texada ore to 50 tons of Hamilton ore. The Texada ore was arranged in large heaps, and roasted to get rid of the sulphur, and also to render it porous, to facilitate reduction. The principal flux was limestone, and the chief fuel was charcoal, with a little coke from Cokedale, in Skagit county. Castings were made three time a day. The pig iron was sold to the various foundries around Puget sound, Oregon and British Columbia." As the attempt did not meet with success, the plant was soon shut down. This fact has not had a deterring effect- on the contrary, new efforts have, during the past year, been made to re-open the works, and the possibility of this American iron industry resuming has stimulated prospecting for iron ore on the coast of British Columbia. In the summer of 1907 the writer spent the field season in studying the reported iron ore deposits of Vancouver and Texada islands. It is the purpose of this report to give the result of that work, but, in doing so, the writer desires to state that, with very few exceptions, none of the iron ore locations have had any more development work done than was necessary to meet assessment requirements. A few strippings, or an open-cut, is often all that can be seen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

About Einar Lindeman

Regrettably, presently we simply can't offer you information about your Manager Einar Lindeman. Nevertheless does not necessarily mean that any of us do not work on the collection. We request which you assist us to in this issue. When you have down time and want may immensely take pleasure in in the event you tell people your information. When getting this sort of comments and knowledge via users regarding the Iron Ore Deposits of Vancouver and Islands British Columbia Founder Einar Lindeman, we all very first the woman check. When most of us ensure that just about all true, just post the item. Most of us see why help along with appreciate it in advance.

Details Book

Author : Einar Lindeman
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332145442
EAN : 9781332145447
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 34 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Iron Ore Deposits of Vancouver and Islands British Columbia

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download