Front matter: Preface, acknowledgements, table of contents

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



This volume is the fifth in a series of reports by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on the assessment of the quantity and quality of the nation’s coal deposits that potentially could be mined during the next few decades. For eight years (1995-2003), geologic, geochemical, and resource information was collected and compiled for the five major coal-producing regions of the United States: the Appalachian Basin, Illinois Basin, Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, Colorado Plateau, and the western part of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain (Gulf Coast) region. The results of these other USGS coal assessments may be found at: index.html and a summary of the results from all assessment areas can be found in Ruppert et al. (2002) and Dennen (2009). This volume contains the assessment results for the Gulf Coast region. The contents of this volume were compiled mainly during the eight-year period mentioned above. However, every effort has been made to update the references and text to incorporate new work that has been completed since the original compilation period.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Front matter: Preface, acknowledgements, table of contents
Series title AAPG Studies in Geology
Series number 62
ISBN 9781629810256
Volume 62
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Geologic assessment of coal in the Gulf of Mexico coastal plain: AAPG Studies in Geology vol. 62
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description ix p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Discovery Series / Studies in Geology
First page i
Last page ix