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Coal in Brazil

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Eurico Rômulo Machado
Eurico Rômulo Machado
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Published:
July 01, 1978

Brazil has five coal-bearing regions: (1) Pliocene(?) coal in the Pébas Formation of the Upper Amazon basin; (2) Eopaleozoic coal in the Rio Fresco Formation of the Rio Fresco region; (3) Pennsylvanian coal in the Piauí Formation of the Tocantins-Araguaia region, western Parnaíba basin; (4) Mississippian coal in the Poti Formation, eastern Parnaíba basin; and (5) Late Carboniferous or Early Permian coal in the Paraná basin. The Paraná basin contains all of the country’s commercial coal, which is in the Rio Bonito Formation of the Gondwana sequence. Total blocked reserves are 3.2 billion metric tons, of which about 5.6 million tons of run-of-mine coal is extracted annually.

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GSA Special Papers

Coal Resources of the Americas Selected Papers

Frank E. Kottlowski
Frank E. Kottlowski
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Aureal T. Cross
Aureal T. Cross
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A. A. Meyerhoff
A. A. Meyerhoff
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Geological Society of America
Volume
179
ISBN print:
9780813721798
Publication date:
July 01, 1978

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