June 29. 1867. N. 1244.

The Economist, 29. Juni 1867. S. 729.
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Austria. Iron, Coal and Railway facility.  Zusatz von Marx.
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The ore of the iron mines of Styria and Carinthia abundant, produces steely-iron, renowned all over the world. Difficulty to work them because of the absence of fuel. Lignite was for a time employed, but there was not enough of it to be got; then turf used, but the supply not sufficient. Recourse must therefore be had to coal. This found in large quantities, and easy of extraction at Fünfkirchen, within some 40 miles of the river Drave, one of the tributaries of the Danube. The valley of the Drave extends to Styria and Carinthia, and is in communication by means of the South of Austria railways with Trieste on the one hand and Vienna on the other; also with Pesth. A railway from Bares on the Drave (not far from the railway) to Fünfkirchen would enable the coal of the latter place to be carried to the rich ore deposits of the 2 provinces. The Austrian Gvt. has taken active measures to execute it as quickly as possible. Part of the line will be opened on 1st July 1868, and the other part a year later. The iron of Styria and Carinthia of great hardness and solidity, and at the same time is light. It is pre-eminently suitable for Bessemerising, and for making steel. Wird daher market find in all the parts der world. All that was needed to turn it to full account was the construction of a short railway to pits. Not only will the coal pits of Fünfkirchen obtain by means of the railway a profitable market in the iron works, but [they will] be able to send coal to Vienna, where it is very dear; also to Trieste, and through Trieste it is believed to all parts of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean. The coal is very good, and the deeper it gets the better it becomes. It is specially suitable for making coke. At the pit mouth it only costs about 6d. p. cwt, so that the use of it will not affect the cost price of iron. The pits are of considerable extent. In 1866, the extraction was about 225,000 tons.


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