Assessment of coal geology, resources, and reserve base in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana

Fact Sheet 2012-3143
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated in-place resources of 1.07 trillion short tons of coal in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana. Of that total, with a maximum stripping ratio of 10:1, recoverable coal was 162 billion tons. The estimate of economically recoverable resources was 25 billion tons.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of coal geology, resources, and reserve base in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2012-3143
DOI 10.3133/fs20123143
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State Montana;Wyoming
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N