Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889
Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding a buried valley area (a deposit of clay, sand, and gravel) around the Susquehanna River in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania, near the city of Wilkes-Barre. According the the introduction, "The purpose of this report is to furnish data on the buried valley of the Susquehanna River that will be useful in solving the anthracite mine-water problem" and "This report (a) discusses the physical characteristics and the influence of the buried valley of the Susquehanna River on anthracite mining in the Wyoming Valley area of the Northern field, (b) correlates pertinent data relating to the buried valley, (c) presents accurate contour maps showing the position of the top of solid rock underlying the water-soaked valley-fill deposits in the buried valley, and (d) presents cross sections at regular intervals across the buried valley showing the irregularities in trend and bottom as well as the thickness, configuration, and nature of the materials composing the water-bearing valley-fill deposits" (p. 3).
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