Spitzbergen - Arctic Coal Company

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• In 1912 and 1913, the Arctic Coal Company made a geological survey of part of its coal lands, principally the area around Longyear City. The company aimed to develop a sophistocated understanding of the amount of coal available, the quality of the coal and nature of the coal seams. The survey labelled the coal testing points with letters of the alphabet. This photograph shows the test pit at position IV". "
4/23/2008 3:38:27 PM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher