Bibliography of the Gulf of Mexico coastal plain coal geology
Unlike scientific literature pertaining to most other coal-bearing regions in the conterminous United States, this bibliography on the coal geology of the Gulf Coastal Plain is dominated by work from the late 20th century. Although coals of this region were mined commercially in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they were eclipsed by the production and use of oil and gas in the middle 1920s and were not mined again as a significant fuel source until the 1970s. As a result, the literature consists mainly of a relatively small number of pre-1920 contributions in state and federal reports, followed by a plethora of technical papers, symposia proceedings, field guides, theses, dissertations, and abstracts over the past 40 years.
The purpose of this chapter is to record the present work used by U.S. Geological Survey personnel preparing the Gulf Coast Coal Resource Assessment and to furnish an introduction to the larger body of sedimentary, stratigraphic, paleontologic, geochemical, hydrologic, and mining literature that exists in the region. This bibliography is an update of an earlier compilation (Tewalt et al., 1990). Despite its length, it is not exhaustive. Nor is it restricted to papers that focus solely upon coals because an understanding of these coals is rooted in the general geologic literature of the Gulf Coastal Plain.
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|Publication type||Book chapter|
|Publication Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Title||Bibliography of the Gulf of Mexico coastal plain coal geology|
|Series title||AAPG Studies in Geology|
|Publisher||American Association of Petroleum Geologists|
|Contributing office(s)||Eastern Energy Resources Science Center|
|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|
|Other Geospatial||Gulf of Mexico coastal plain|