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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 27. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6442.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 27. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6442

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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
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • 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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript ill the central part of the country. Its industrial importance is immeasurably inferior to that of the Donetz Basin both as regards the quantity and the quality of coal deposits. The coal layers here are mostly interspersed with Jurassic and chalk deposits, with an underlying bed of limestone of the Devonian age possessing absorbent properties which are utilised in the draining of the pits. The coal layers are imbedded like wedges, reaching a depth of from 4 to 6 metres. The number of layers ranges from 1 to 7. In origin, the coal is of the Sapropelic variety and is divided into two types: cannel and boghead coal. Cannel coal crumbles when mined and disintegrates when exposed to the air; it is self-inflammatory, containing up to 20 per cent ash and up to 5 per cent sulphur. Its heat value varies between 3,000 and 4,200 calories. Boghead coal is more durable, better preserved when exposed to air and contains less ash and sulphur. Its heat value is from 6,000 to 6,750 calories. It contains a high percentage of volatile substances, from 60 to 80 per cent, which renders it suitable for dry distilling, as well as for the manufacture of liquid coal by means of hydrogenisation. Scientific research institutes are at present working on the problem of coking the Moscow coal. The Moscow Basin's share in the fuel supply of the country is 3.1 per cent. Owing to its geographical location, it acquires constantly growing importance in the economy of the Moscow region, especially in connection with the building of central electric power stations. The total coal deposits are estimated at 8,330 million tons of which the actual plus the probable supplies are estimated at 90 million tons, or 1.08 per cent, the rest being possible supplies. Matters are in rather bad shape as regards the exploitation and industrial utilisation of the coal in this district: on October 1, 1927, there were only 10.2 million tons of 25