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Characterization of seven United States coal regions. The development of optimal terrace pit coal mining systems.

Authors
Wimer-RL; Adams-MA; Jurich-DM
Source
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, AC01-79ET10023, 1981 Feb; :1-393
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NIOSHTIC No.
10003732
Abstract
This report characterizes seven United State coal regions in the Northern Great Plains, Rocky Mountain, Interior, and Gulf Coast coal provinces. Descriptions include those of the Fort Union, Powder River, Green River, Four Corners, Lower Missouri, Illinois Basin, and Texas Gulf coal resource regions. The resource characterizations describe geologic, geographic, hydrologic, environmental and climatological conditions of each region, coal ranks and qualities, extent of reserves, reclamation requirements, and current mining activities. The report was compiled as a basis for the development of hypothetical coal mining situations for comparison of conventional and terrace pit surface mining methods, under contract to the Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-AC01-79ET10023, entitled The Development of Optimal Terrace Pit Coal Mining Systems.
Keywords
Climates; Coal deposits; Coal mining; Coal rank; Coal reserves; Comparative evaluations; Environment; ERDA/011000; ERDA/012000; Geography; Geology; Hydrology; Land reclamation; Surface mining
Publication Date
19810201
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
DOE/ET/10023-2
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-C-10023; Contract-AC01-79ET10023
NIOSH Division
SRC
Source Name
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, AC01-79ET10023
State
WA; CA; MO; IL; TX
Performing Organization
Kaiser Engineers, Inc., Oakland, California; TRW, Inc
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