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Coal resources, production, and quality in the Eastern kentucky coal field: Perspectives on the future of steam coal production

Nonrenewable Resources

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02259047

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Abstract

The Eastern Kentucky coal field, along with adjacent portions of Virginia and southern West Virginia, is part of the greatest production concentration of high-heating-value, low-sulfur coal in the United States, accounting for over 27% of the 1993 U.S. production of coal of all ranks. Eastern Kentucky's production is spread among many coal beds but is particularly concentrated in a limited number of highquality coals, notably the Pond Creek coal bed and its correlatives, and the Fire Clay coal bed and its correlatives. Both coals are relatively low ash and low sulfur through the areas of the heaviest concentration of mining activity. We discuss production trends, resources, and the quality of in-place and clean coal for those and other major coals in the region. ?? 1994 Oxford University Press.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Coal resources, production, and quality in the Eastern kentucky coal field: Perspectives on the future of steam coal production
Series title:
Nonrenewable Resources
DOI:
10.1007/BF02259047
Volume
3
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nonrenewable Resources
First page:
216
Last page:
236
Number of Pages:
21