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Applications of Coal Petrology in Coal Selection and Coal Land Evaluation

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Russell R. Dutcher
Russell R. Dutcher
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Published:
January 01, 1980

Abstract

One of the most vital, serious and perplexing problems facing the nation today is to understand our coal resources. Are they best categorized as resources, should they be upgraded to reserves or discounted completely. If clearly in the reserves category, what actually is the nature of the material - what is the heat value, ash content, sulfur, alkali, volatile matter, and moisture. Of equal importance - what is the true seam thickness, what are the washability characteristics, how many partings are there and what is their thickness? Is the seam uniform in thickness, what will be the roof and floor conditions, are conditions suitable for longwall equipment?

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Principles and Applications Of Coal Petrology

John. C. Crelling
John. C. Crelling
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Russel R. Dutcher
Russel R. Dutcher
Department of Geology and Coal Research Center Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, Illinois 62901
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
9781565762374
Publication date:
January 01, 1980

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