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Assessment of coal geology, resources, and reserve base in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana

Fact Sheet 2012-3143

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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated in-place resources of 1.07 trillion short tons of coal in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana. Of that total, with a maximum stripping ratio of 10:1, recoverable coal was 162 billion tons. The estimate of economically recoverable resources was 25 billion tons.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Assessment of coal geology, resources, and reserve base in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3143
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Montana;Wyoming
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