The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47
Distribution of Coal Fields
Distribution of Coal Fields.
The tertiary beds of inferior coal are found in California, Oregon, and Washington (United States); and tertiary croppings are also seen here and there in the southern part of the British territory of Vancouver Island, on part of the west coast of the island, and also in the southern part of the mainland. They extend east, with some interruption, right across the Rocky Mountains.
The secondary beds of the North Pacific coast, affording very good coal, situated so as to be more or less capable of being profitably worked—are believed to be confined to Vancouver Island.
The coal-fields in the Nasse-Skena district have not been carefully examined yet. Anthracitic coal is found in Queen Charlotte Island, which would be of immense value to the whole Pacific coast could it be worked profitably.