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Geology, hydrology, and geochemistry of the Black Creek watershed near Mocanaqua, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Open-File Report 71-343

Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration
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Abstract

The Black Creek watershed is in the southwestern end of the Northern Anthracite field in Luzerne County, northeastern Pennsylvania. The study of the watershed described in this report is designated as Project No. 2 in the Joint Federal-State Acid Mine Drainage Pollution Control Demonstration Program. The area studied encompasses the West End mine of the Blue Coal Company.

Bedrock in the watershed, from oldest to youngest, consists of the Mauch Chunk Formation of Mississippian and, in part, of Pennsylvanian age; the Pottsville Formation of Pennsylvanian age; and the Llewellyn Formation of Pennsylvanian age. The anthracite beds are in the Llewellyn Formation.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geology, hydrology, and geochemistry of the Black Creek watershed near Mocanaqua, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
71-343
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 177 p.; 56 Figures; 4 Tables
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
County:
Luzerne County
City:
Mocanaqua
Other Geospatial:
Black Creek Watershed
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