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London Illustrated News, 5th February 1853
New Coalfield - Douai, France


A most valuable coal-field has been discovered near Douai, in France. Four new veins of the very finest quality of coals have just been commenced, and from one of them alone the produce has been 1100 hectolitres a day.


Submitted by Alan Vickers

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