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Depositional and structural history of the Pennsylvania Anthracite region

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Gordon H. Wood, Jr.
Gordon H. Wood, Jr.
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Thomas M. Kehn
Thomas M. Kehn
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Jane R. Eggleston
Jane R. Eggleston
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Published:
January 01, 1986

The Pennsylvania Anthracite region contains numerous thick, extensive, low-sulfur coal beds of Pennsylvanian age. These coal beds are the result of the accumulation of swamp vegetation, and deposition of fine- to coarse-grained clastics in a terrestrial, rapidly sinking asymmetric basin, whose source area lay to the southeast of the Anthracite region. The beds in this basin were extensively folded and faulted in Permian-Triassic time as the strata above a basal décollement were thrust northwestward.

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GSA Special Papers

Paleoenvironmental and Tectonic Controls in Coal-Forming Basins in the United States

Paul C. Lyons
Paul C. Lyons
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Charles L. Rice
Charles L. Rice
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Geological Society of America
Volume
210
ISBN print:
9780813722108
Publication date:
January 01, 1986

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