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The Louis Frost Notes 1685 to 1962


Foster Pit (Abandoned)

The Foster Pit was sunk in the Foord Seam to the West of the Dalhousie workings in 1866. The coal in this area was inferior in quality and the operations were very small.

The mine was lost through a fire in 1869. There was no coal of economic value left in the area, the coal having deteriorated rapidly toward the West and Northwest of this field. Sections taken through the coal in the Foster Pit showed the Foord Seam to vary considerably in height as shown.

Borehole at 61 deg. West, 11 deg. South, and Rutherford 1870, P. 123:-
	Coarse Coal		2'3"		4'0"
	Good Coal		2'3"		 -
	Block Shale		 -		1'0"
	Sandy Fireclay		1'1"		 -
	Good Coal		8'9"		l0'0"
	Fireclay		2'9"		3'0"
	Good Coal		l9'9"		23'0"

				36'l0"		4l'0"

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Last Modified: 98-03-21

Authored by: Louis Frost

The information contained on this site is not provided for the purpose of factual
representation. Instead, it is provided in an historical context. Every effort has
been made to ensure that this information represents the actual content of the
original document authored by Louis Frost for the Dominion Coal Company
on or around 1962. Nevertheless, no warranties are provided in any respect.

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