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Special Exploration Techniques--coal and Petroliferous Solids.
Subsection 5 2 5E in SME Mining Engineering Handbook 1:5-50to5-53
Geological conditions of economic coal deposits are described, and their distribution by formation age and continents is given. Detailed prospecting, surface and subsurface examinations, and development of prospects for coal formations are defined and explained. Exploration methods for horizontal, folded, and faulted coal deposits are given, and practical guidelines for spacing of openings in coalfields are cited.
Subsection 5.2.5E in SME Mining Engineering Handbook, V. 1, PP. 5-50 to 5-53
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