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Acadia No. 5 Mine (Abandoned)

Acadia No. 5 was opened on a small outlying basin of the MacKay Seam within the New Glasgow limits at Latitude 45 deg. - 34' - 00" North and Longitude 62 deg. - 37' - 30" West, on the Antigonish-New Glasgow Highway.

In 1920 a slope approximately 350 feet long was sunk on the seam, but the workings which were small in extent, were abandoned in 1921 due to lack of market demand for the coal.

The seam is three feet thick and the small basin in this area is practically intact. Recently a small sub-lease was granted by the Acadia Coal Company to the Linancy Coal Company to work the coal in this area. To date only a very small amount of coal has been recovered.

The basin is estimated to contain approximately 40,000 tons of coal, and during the life of the mine only 672 long tons of coal was produced, and at this time there is no market demand for the coal to warrant its reopening.

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Last Modified: 98-03-15

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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