A report produced in 1951 response to the growing awareness of the dwindling coal resources in the area and the scarcity of alternative employment. Report includes several foldout maps as well as maps and diagrams in the run of the text. Co-authors J.S.Symonds and others. Condition: An ex-library copy, with shelf marks to the spine and title page and a label, partly removed, to the rear paste down. The text block is sound and clean, the binding firm and the pull-out maps in excellent condition. Boards faded and with some bumping.