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the severe season of 1817, a vein of fossil coal was disco-
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(1,? i;‘, if " gether a height of 3545" feet above the sea. The stratifica-':
E33; . ,; p‘ H; A tion in Bengore, which lies a little to the east of Pleaskin,
Q3, y is not so distinct, nor is the headland itself so beautiful,‘
33' x 3 .1‘, "5? so that the descri tion now given of the strata at Pleas-.
A kin will answer fol? both. ‘ Although the entire aggregate '
K‘; E. if of capes near the Causeway, properly speaking, composes.
533 H 2 the headland of l3engo1'e,'l‘ yet theiels one preclse cape so
333, 5 J‘ called, whose helght IS 328 feet above high water. Here
i; a vein of wood-coal was found, between the strata of:
J 3, yl; basalt, but it did not repay the expenses of working. In.
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3;; vered near the Causeway, which the poor, who were then;
2]? ) tg much distressed for fuel, commenced working for them-
A 1- H selves; but, being situated under a stratum of basalt pillars,
i f the roofing fell in, and several persons unhappily perished:
this unlucky event has deterred others from renewing
1.‘ the attempt. Fossil coal has been already mentioned as
existing at Ballintoy, on the road from Bally-castle to the
Causeway; it has also been discovered at Knocnagor, in
the county of Down.
Travellers visiting the Causeway, will be presented by
the poor miserable beings‘ who crowd around, with collec-.
tions of augite, calcareous spar, steatite, and zeolite, some
of which are very beautiful: there is a very extraordinary '
substance. found in the precipitous cliffs, hanging overthe
Causeway, for which no technical name has yet been,
discovered ; it very muchresembles cinders, and is known.
by no other name here: being very porous and light, it
'' Statistical Survey, and Hamiltolnfs Antrim. The Survey makes this’
height 574 feet-, but lntc admeasurement has ascertained the exact height to‘
f 5. t. theGoat's Head.
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