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Review and update of the applications of organic petrology: Part 2, geological and multidisciplinary applications

International Journal of Coal Geology

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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2012.03.005

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Abstract

The present paper is focused on organic petrology applied to unconventional and multidisciplinary investigations and is the second part of a two part review that describes the geological applications and uses of this branch of earth sciences. Therefore, this paper reviews the use of organic petrology in investigations of: (i) ore genesis when organic matter occurs associated with mineralization; (ii) the behavior of organic matter in coal fires (self-heating and self-combustion); (iii) environmental and anthropogenic impacts associated with the management and industrial utilization of coal; (iv) archeology and the nature and geographical provenance of objects of organic nature such as jet, amber, other artifacts and coal from archeological sites; and (v) forensic science connected with criminal behavior or disasters. This second part of the review outlines the most recent research and applications of organic petrology in those fields.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Review and update of the applications of organic petrology: Part 2, geological and multidisciplinary applications
Series title:
International Journal of Coal Geology
DOI:
10.1016/j.coal.2012.03.005
Volume:
98
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
12 p.
First page:
73
Last page:
94