Characterization of seven United States coal regions. The development of optimal terrace pit coal mining systems.
Wimer-RL; Adams-MA; Jurich-DM
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, AC01-79ET10023, 1981 Feb; :1-393
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.
Climates; Coal deposits; Coal mining; Coal rank; Coal reserves; Comparative evaluations; Environment; ERDA/011000; ERDA/012000; Geography; Geology; Hydrology; Land reclamation; Surface mining
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, AC01-79ET10023
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