Spitzbergen - Arctic Coal Company

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• This map is in a brochure called Veste Deposits of Coals on the Spitzberg Island Secured for Drontheim Account" which was an advertisement from the Trondhjem-Spitsbergen Kulkompanie (Trondheim-Spitsbergen Coal Company) for the sale of coal lands on Spitsbergen. The company claimed land on the west side of Advent Bay in 1900 and investigated and worked the coal seam there for a few years. The Arctic Coal Company bought the claim in 1905, which was to become their largest center of operations. The workings shown are a suggestion for the potential buyer and were never actually built."
3/11/2008 9:29:26 AM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher