Spitzbergen - Arctic Coal Company

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• The Arctic Coal Company began Mine 2, on Tract 1, in 1912. The mine was prepared for but not engaged in full-scale operation by the company. It developed the mine to protect its land claim to this area and to amplify the percieved value of the company's operation by potential buyers. Store Norske Kulkompagni, which purchased the operations in 1916, extensively exploited this mine, which it called Mine 2(a).
4/23/2008 2:23:22 PM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher