Geology of anthracite in the southwestern part of the Mount Carmel quadrangle, Pennsylvania

Coal Map 7
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This report is the second to be prepared as a result of a geologic investigation of the anthracite fields of Pennsylvania begun after consultation with the Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Surveys of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This report and others in preparation will show (1) the location of coal outcrops, (2) the depth, pitch, and other structural features of representative coal beds, (3) the natural and artificial barriers between mines and the structural relationships between the various coal basins, and (4) the correlation of the beds, the stratigraphic intervals between them, and the thickness, continuity, and other physical characteristics of the coal.  The reports will bring up to date and amplify the Grand Atlas of the Anthracite Fields published by the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania in 1884-1885, and the reports that supplemented that atlas.  It is expected that the reports will aid operators who are mining either on the surface or underground, or who are formulating plans for control of mine water.  It is hoped that these reports will also direct attention to overlooked or unutilized reserves of coal.

A preceding report described the west-central part of the Mount Carmel quadrangle (Rothrock et al., 1950) and it is planned to publish similar reports on other unit areas as they are completed.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology of anthracite in the southwestern part of the Mount Carmel quadrangle, Pennsylvania
Series title Coal Map
Series number 7
DOI 10.3133/coal7
Year Published 1951
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 4 Plates: 44.51 x 38.69 inches or smaller
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Other Geospatial Mount Carmel quadrangle
Scale 6000
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