Peat Deposits Of Light Ground Pocosin, Pamlico County, North Carolina

Metadata Updated: May 10, 2018

The Light Ground Pocosin peat deposit is located in south central Pamlico County, 13 miles east of New Bern. Except for a narrow channel 8 to 12 feet deep, and two small areas of thin peat over highs on the sub-peat surface, the peat lies in a broad shallow depression and increases in thickness to about 7 feet in the center. The deposit occupies. an area of 5930 acres and has a total of 5.171 million tons of moisture free peat. The peat, greater than 4 feet thick, occupies an area of 2790 acres and has 3.478. mi 11 ion tons of dry peat. The peat lies just to the east of the Arapahoe sand ridge - Suffolk Scarp. The normal surface elevation in the area around the peat (the Pamlico terrace or surface) is 15 to 20 feet; however, the surface of the peat is a broad dome reaching an elevation of over 20 feet. Two main types of peat are present: (1) a brown, decomposed fibrous peat usually restricted to the infilled channel, and (2) a black, fine-grained, highly decomposed humic peat. Stumps and logs of white cedar and cypress are common throughout the black peat. The moisture content increases with depth from an average of 74% in the top foot to 90% at 9 feet. The bulk density increases from about 180 tons of dry peat per acre-foot in the top foot to 270 tons at 3 feet and then decreases to 125 tons at a depth of 9 feet. Within the main body of the peat the ash content is almost always below 10% and is usually below 5%; and the heating value ranges from 9,800 to 10,900 btu/lb with a median of 10,500. The nitrogen content ranges from 0.9 to 2.0% with a median of 1.4%. The sulfur content ranges from 0.2 to 0.3% with a median of 0.2%.

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