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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 49. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6464.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 49. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6464

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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
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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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Peat Resources of the U.S.S.II. A fourth mineral supplying energy is peat, which represents the primary state of the carbonification of vegetable fossils piled up under definite conditions. The importance of peat in our fuel budget grows year by year, especially as a local fuel in districts removed from other mineral fuel supplies. The development of the peat industry is of paramount importance to us, as our country ranks first in the world in peat deposits. It is true, we cannot express these resources in so many dollars or rubles, for we have not taken stock of all of our boundless marshes for the peat deposits they contain. However the fraction that has already been surveyed points to our abounding wealth in this useful mineral. According to these preliminary calculations the European part of our Union alone contains an area of marshes and swamps estimated at 75 million hectares, exeeding in size the swamp area of the rest of the world. Assuming that only one-third of this area is suitable for the conversion of peat into fuel, our supplies of air-dried peat would still be equal to about 65 billion tons, which is approximately the weight of the total coal deposias of the Donetz Basin. This mineral enjoys a distinct advantage over kindred fuels of carbonic character in that it partly belongs to the class substances whose supplies Mother Nature continually renews. If we could utilise all our peat swamps, the natural increment alone, according to the engineer Kukel,* would cover all our requirements of motive power. No wonder that Lenin's prophetic vision discerned the tremendous economic importance of peat, for he gave every encouragement and support to the development of this young industry in our country. The argument that most * Kukel, Modern Energetics, Its Aims, Successes and Prospects, footnote on p. 162 (Russian). 47