In 1928 the Norwegian geologist Th. Vogt discovered a seam of coal in Middle Devonian beds in Mimer Valley at Billen Bay ( Billefjorden) on the north side of lce Fjord, Spitsbergen. The geology of this area and the geological position of the coal have been exhaustively dealt with by Vogt himself ( 1941) to whose paper on the subject I beg to refer. Samples of the coal were handed to me for description.
Petrology of a Middle Devonian cannel coal from Spitsbergen