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Strippable Lignite Reserves of North Dakota. Location, Tonnage, and Characteristics of Lignite and Overburden.
Pollard-BC; Smith-JB; Knox-CC
NTIS: PB 210 225 :37 pages
The location and production potential of a large block of strippable reserves in North Dakota were determined by using published data as a base and adding new drill hole data or other data contributed by companies that presently own or lease coal lands. Only beds exceeding 5 feet in thickness, under less than 120 feet of overburden, and in large blocks of 5 million tons or more were included in the estimates. All such reserves are in the Fort Union Formation of western North Dakota and are lignite in rank. Sixteen large blocks of reserves evaluated in this study are estimated to contain a total of 4.1 billion tons of strippable lignite.
IH; Information Circular;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 210 225
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