Spitzbergen Locations

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• This photograph shows the coal stockpile of the Arctic Coal Company. Coal mined from Mine 1 was transported here by an aerial tramway and transferred to an endless ropeway, running in a perpendicular direction, which distributed the coal over the stockpile. During the summer shipping season, cranes (one is visible behind the tower on the left) transferred the coal to rail cars which ran to ships' sides.
3/5/2008 3:57:36 PM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher
• 'Spitzbergen' is also spelled 'Spitsbergen,' and is now known as 'Svalbard.'
3/5/2008 4:07:21 PM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher