Coal Resources Within the Yukon Drainage, Interior Alaska.
Univ Ak-fairbanks Miner Ind Res Lab Mirl Rep 72 1987 :14 pages
According to this U.S. Bureau of Mines study, although some basins may contain adequate tonnage reserves, the potential for large-scale commercial development of the Yukon drainage coals is limited by a lack of transportation infrastructure and distance to market. They could, however, meet local energy needs. Even the relative small size and structural complexity of some of the coal occurrences in the rampart and eagle troughs need not be prohibitive to small- scale, local use as has occurred in the past. Those occurrences that are close to villages and proximal to a navigable river are especially worthy of evaluation as alternative energy resources for local heating use. Those that may occur within reasonable transport distance of other types of potential industrial developments (e.g., hardrock mines) constitute a viable energy option.
Univ. Ak-fairbanks, Miner. Ind. Res. Lab., Mirl Rep. 72, 1987, PP. 336-349