A review of the lignite resources of Arkansas

AAPG Studies in Geology -17
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Edited by: Peter D. WarwickAlexander K. KarlsenMatthew D. Merrill, and Brett J. Valentine



This review of the lignite resources of Arkansas is a part of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Coal Resource Assessment (NCRA) of the Gulf Coastal Plain Coal Province, which also includes coal-bearing areas in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky (see Ruppert et al., 2002Dennen, 2009; and other chapters of this publication). Lignite mining is not planned in Arkansas in the immediate future, and the lignite resources of the state were not assessed in detail as part of the NCRA. This chapter includes reviews of the geology of the lignite-bearing units, historical mining, previous investigations of lignite resources, and coal quality. Palynological data for lignite samples collected in Arkansas as part of this work are presented in Table 1.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title A review of the lignite resources of Arkansas
Series title AAPG Studies in Geology
Chapter 17
Volume 62
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 13 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Geologic assessment of coal in the Gulf of Mexico coastal plain: AAPG Studies in Geology vol. 62
First page 313
Last page 325
Country United States
State Arkansas
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