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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 25. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6440.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 25. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6440

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Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation
Alternative Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation: an address delivered before the extraordinary session of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet union held in Moscow, June 21 - 27, 1931
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939
Contributor (Local)
  • Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR
Publisher Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R.
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Moscow, Russia
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Natural resources
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location HC335.G82 1932
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304510~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript Upon the basis of our present requirements of an annual output of 56 million tons according to the plan for 1931, assuming this figure to remain stable, the estimated supplies should last more than 1,000 years. Even if we mine as much as 300 million tons per annum in this region, during the next Five-Year Plan the Donetz supplies would last our descendants more than 200 years. Thus, it would seem that there was no reason for anxiety as regards our coal supplies in the Donetz Basin, at least not for many years to come. Yet, this assurance is quite unfounded. We must bear in mind that these general deposits include various categories of predominantly "supposed" deposits. This, by the way, is generally characteristic of the supplies of all our coal regions. According to a statement made by one of our leading experts, P. I. Stepanov, a geologist, who is especially conversant with conditions at the Donetz Basin, the actual deposits represent only 0.27 per cent, the probable deposits, 18.76 per cent, and the possible deposits, 80.9 per cent of the total. Such a ratio is far from assuring. As regards the so-called industrial mines, i. e., coal veins suitable for exploitation due to a combination of technical and economic factors, the situation is even more precarious. Alarming data in this respect are contained in the annual review of our mineral resources for 1926—27. We find there, on page 1005, a table which gives a depressing picture of the prospective exploitation of the Donetz Basin deposits. About four years ago coal deposits being worked were calculated to last an average of 11 years, while coal mines not yet worked would last an average of 40 years; this applies to bituminous coal. As regards anthracite, the mines worked would last 8 years, and those not worked 15 years. Bear in mind that this estimate was made about 4 or 5 years ago. 23