Abstract

Three widely separated scout holes totalling 566 feet of drilling were drilled to investigate the possibilities of open-cut mining sites on the Australasian Seam immediately to the west and south-west of West Wallsend, a suburb of the city of Newcastle. Only one hole intersected the Australasian Seam. This hole indicated that the seam was much banded and of inferior quality - below present open-cut coal standard. Analyses suggested that it may be possible to mine a section of coal 8 feet 7 inches thick excluding non-coal bands, and that this coal would have an ash content of about 29% and calorific value of 10,000 B.Th.U. per lb. after the exclusion of bands.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1953-01-01T00:00:00

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9202 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9202/

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mineral exploration
stratigraphy
commodities
resource assessment
AU-NSW
Earth Sciences

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English

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Australia
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Canberra
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