Coal resources for part of the Wilcox group (Paleocene-Eocene), northeast Texas

AAPG Studies in Geology 62- 8
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Edited by: Peter D. WarwickAlexander K. KarlsenMatthew D. Merrill, and Brett J. Valentine



The Wilcox Group of northeast Texas contains shallow (less than 500 ft) coal deposits that are mined for use in mine-mouth electric power generating plants. The coal deposits, which are lignite in apparent rank (Pierce et al., 2011), are separated from similar shallow coal deposits in the Sabine uplift area by the East Texas Basin (Figure 1). The coal zones and associated strata in the northeast assessment area generally dip to the south and southeast at 28 or less toward the axis of the East Texas Basin. The northeast Texas resource assessment area includes parts of nine counties (Figure 2).

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Coal resources for part of the Wilcox group (Paleocene-Eocene), northeast Texas
Series title AAPG Studies in Geology
Series number 62
Chapter 8
ISBN 9781629810256
DOI 10.1306/13281366St621291
Volume 62
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 37 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 142
Last page 178
Country United States
State Texas