A statistical history of Virginia coal mining
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A statistical history of Virginia coal mining 241 years of data from 1748 to 1988

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Published by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va .
Written in English


  • Coal mines and mining -- Virginia -- Statistics -- History.,
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Virginia -- Statistics -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statement[compiled] by Walter R. Hibbard, Jr.
Series[Open file report -- 11-90], Open file report (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 90-11.
ContributionsHibbard, W. R., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University., United States. Bureau of Mines. Office of Mineral Institutes.
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 103 leaves
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14707184M

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