National Affairs: 14 Billion Tons

14 Billion Ton

Wyoming knew it had coal beds in its northeastern corner but it did not know how big they were. Last week, Wyoming and the U. S. learned that Wyoming has nearly as much coal as all the coal that was ever mined in the U. S.

The Department of the Interior published a report by Geologists C. E. Dobbin, V. H. Barnett and W. T. Thom Jr. of the U. S. Geological Survey. They said that the 75-foot coal seams near Minturn, Wyo., are only part of huge system of seams embracing Campbell,...

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