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Sketch maps, sections and laboratory analyses of peat resources in deposits of southern and western Maine

Open-File Report 83-18

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Abstract

Peat deposits in southern and western Maine were investigated for their estimated potential as peat resources suitable for energy, horticultural, and agricultural uses. Fifty-six sketch maps illustrate the areal extent, thickness, and amount of commercial-quality peat. The total yield is estimated at 27,736,400 short tons air-dried peat. Ash content is generally less than 11 percent and BTU ranges from 8,063 to 10,076.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sketch maps, sections and laboratory analyses of peat resources in deposits of southern and western Maine
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-18
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
149 p. (chiefly ill.), maps ;28 cm.