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Review of lignite resources of western Tennessee and the Jackson Purchase area, western Kentucky

Open-File Report 2006-1078

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Abstract

Introduction: This review of the lignite deposits of western Tennessee and the Jackson Purchase area in western Kentucky (Fig. 1) is a preliminary report on part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Coal Resource Assessment of the Gulf Coastal Plain Coal Province. Lignite deposits of western Kentucky and Tennessee are an extension of the Gulf Coastal Plain Coal Province (Cushing and others, 1964), and currently are not economic to mine. These deposits have not been extensively investigated or developed as an energy resource. This review includes a description of the geology of the lignite-bearing units, a discussion of the available coal quality data, and information on organic petrology. Palynological data for lignite samples collected in Kentucky and Tennessee as part of this work are presented in an Appendix.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Review of lignite resources of western Tennessee and the Jackson Purchase area, western Kentucky
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2006-1078
Edition:
Online only
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
37 p. : ill.
Number of Pages:
37
Online Only (Y/N):
Y