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USGS international activities in coal resources

Fact Sheet 119-99

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Abstract

During the last 30 years the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been engaged in coal exploration and characterization in more that 30 foreign countries, including India, Pakistan, China, Turkey, several Eastern European countries, Russia, and other former Soviet Union countries. Through this work, the USGS has developed an internationally recognized capability for assessing coal resources and defining their geochemical and physical characteristics. More recently, these data have been incorporated into digital databases and Geographic Information System (GIS) digital map products. The USGS has developed a high level of expertise in assessing the technological, economic, environmental, and human health impacts of coal occurrences and utilization based on comprehensive characterization of representative coal samples.


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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
USGS international activities in coal resources
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
119-99
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.