Minerals and Mining Nova Scotia

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Mining Record Office, 1918 - 368 pages

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Page 22 - Now the house was full of men and women ; and all the lords of the Philistines were there ; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.
Page 22 - And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.
Page 110 - It is also used un-consolidated, as 'grain' magnesite. For such, an iron content is desirable, as it allows of a slight sintering in forming the brick. Deadburned, pure, magnesia cannot be sintered except at very high temperatures ; and it has little or no plasticity, so that it is hard to handle. Its plasticity is said to be improved by using with it some partly calcined or caustic magnesite. Heavy pressure will bind the material sufficiently to allow it to be sintered. A...
Page 9 - But the result of the authorities, without going through them, appears to be this : that a reservation of " minerals " includes every substance which can be got from underneath the surface of the earth for the purpose of profit, unless there is something in the context or in the nature of the transaction to induce the Court to give it a more limited meaning.
Page 195 - ... very confident that a rupture between the United States and Great Britain is inevitable. War with England is not to be thought of by Mr. Seward at this juncture, and he will not have it. And we should not rely upon the happening of any such contingency. Some of our officials go so far as to hint that in the event of a war between the United States and Great Britain, and our recognition by the former, it might be good policy for us to stand neutral.
Page 309 - In the working of coal or stratified deposits in submarine areas, the following provisions shall apply: — (a) no submarine seam of coal or stratified deposits shall be wrought under a less cover than one hundred and eighty feet of solid measures; provided, that the owner or lessee of any such area may drive passage ways to win the mineral to be wrought under a less cover than one hundred and eighty feet, but not less than one hundred feet of solid measures; (b) a barrier of the mineral wrought...
Page 160 - The attempts frequently made to enhance the value of the stock by declaring dividends, sometimes paid out of capital but often by means of a process commonly known as " picking the eyes out of a mine...
Page 153 - Yet no great new oil regions comparable with the MidContinent or California fields are being discovered, and it is questionable whether any will be, for our oil geologists have pretty thoroughly combed the accessible oil areas. What then, is the answer? " It is just at this juncture that we have made a discovery that has disclosed what is undoubtedly one of our greatest mineral resources — one that should supply the needs of the war, and that for generations to come will enable the United States...
Page 146 - Be sides the production of crude oil, gas, and ammonium sulphate, other possibilities may open, eg, the nitrogen may be reclaimed in a form for use in the manufacture of munitions of war ; aniline dyes and flotation oils may be obtained, possibly producer gas, a substitute for rubber, and other products may become valuable.
Page 148 - A plant of 500 tons daily capacity is as small as can be operated permanently and successfully, as the profits will depend chiefly on the large tonnage handled. In this respect the oil shale industry bears the same relation to oil that Utah Copper and the other copper porphyries bear to copper.

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