Burton-On-Trent; Its History, Its Waters, and Its Breweries
General Books, 2013 - 96 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... turbance of this kind. This opinion, however, does not appear to be generally accepted, but I think there is no doubt whatever of the identity of the two seams, and, furthermore, that the Woodhead coal of the Cheadle coal-field of North Staffordshire is an extension of the same mine.* Mr. Johnson is also inclined to the belief that the Kilbum of the Bretby collieries is the representative of the coal so named in the Erewash Valley. The Derbyshire Kilburny&s is well known, occurs near the base of the productive measures of the Erewash Valley, and below it lies the valuable group of ironstone measures of that district, with two or three seams of coal. The character of the measures underlying this coal at Bretby has not as yet been determined, but in 1855-6 borings carried to a depth of 362 feet below the Anglesey coal at Brislingcote shewed that the measures there contained a thick group of ironstone bands with thin seams of coal, J and that it in other respects bore a striking resemblance to the subKilburn section of the Erewash Valley. It is, moreover, found that the Derbyshire and Bretby Kilbum, the Brislingcote Anglesey, and the Cheadle Woodhead coals are each associated with a thin characteristic coal, which is divided * I am led to this conclusion from the fact that the shales which form the roof of the Anglesey coal at Brislingcote, and those of the Kilbum at Bretby, are exactly similar, each, on exposure to the weather, breaking into numerous dice-like fragments, and each containing remarkably fine scales and head-plates of the fish Ccelacanthus lepturus. In thickness, colour, fracture, and general appearance, they are identical with the shales of the Woodhead coal, and except in these shales, as associated with the coal worked at..
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