Bibliography of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain Coal Geology
Robert W. Hook, Peter D. Warwick, Alex W. Karlsen, Susan J. Tewalt, 2011. "Bibliography of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain Coal Geology", Geologic Assessment of Coal in the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain, Peter D. Warwick, Alexander K. Karlsen, Matthew Merrill, Brett J. Valentine
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This review of the lignite deposits of western Tennessee and the Jackson Purchase area in western Kentucky (Figure 1) is an updated report on part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Coal Resource Assessment of the Gulf Coastal Plain Coal Province (see Ruppert et al., 2002; Hackley et al., 2006; Dennen, 2009; and other chapters of this publication). Lignite deposits of western Kentucky and Tennessee are an extension of the Gulf Coastal Plain Coal Province (Cushing et al., 1964), and currently are not economic to mine. These deposits have not been extensively investigated or developed as an energy resource. This review includes a description of the geology of the lignite-bearing units, a discussion of the available coal quality data, and information on organic petrology. Palynological data for lignite samples collected in Kentucky and Tennessee as part of this work are presented in Table 1. Lignite trace element data originally presented in Hackley et al. (2006) are not included in this report due to potential laboratory quality control issues during the time the samples were analyzed (U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, 2010).
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Geologic Assessment of Coal in the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain
This publication is the fifth in a searies of reports by the U.S. Geological Survey on the assessment of the quantity and quality of the nation's coal deposits that potentially can be mined during the next few decades. For eight years (1995-2003), geologic, geochemical, and resource information was collected and compiled for the five major coal-producing regions of the United States. This volume contains the assessment results for the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain region. The contents of this volume were compiled mainly during the 8-year period mentioned above. However, every effort has been made to update the references and text to incorporate new work that has been completed since the original compilation period.