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Depositional models for two Tertiary coal-bearing sequences in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA

Journal - Geological Society (London)

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Abstract

Depositional controls on peat-forming environments which produce thick (>10 m) coal beds can be inferred from relationships between coal bed geometry, maceral composition and associated lithologies. The Wyodak-Anderson peat is interpreted to have formed in restricted parts of the floodplain that were separated by deposits of contemporaneous, anastomosed channels. The Felix coal bed is interpreted to have formed as a raised but widespread peat on an abandoned platform of meander-belt sands. These models may be useful as predictive tools for coal exploration and production. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Depositional models for two Tertiary coal-bearing sequences in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA
Series title:
Journal - Geological Society (London)
Volume
145
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
613
Last page:
620
Number of Pages:
8