Coal-spoil and ground-water chemical data from two coal mines; Hanna Basin and Powder River basin, Wyoming

Open-File Report 88-481
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Abstract

Data are presented describing chemical and mineralogical composition of spoil material and chemical quality of groundwater at 2 Wyoming mine sites. Samples were collected at Medicine Bow-Seminoe Number 1 mining area in the Hanna basin and at the Cordero Mine in the Powder River basin. The data collected from these sites, along with similar data from other coal-mining states in the West, are used to evaluate methods used in predicting post-mining groundwater quality. The data include mineral-composition analyses, paste-extract analyses, and sulfur-forms analyses of coal spoil, chemical analyses of water from batch-mixing experiments; and analyses of water samples collected from wells in the coal aquifers and from wells in the saturated spoils. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Coal-spoil and ground-water chemical data from two coal mines; Hanna Basin and Powder River basin, Wyoming
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 88-481
DOI 10.3133/ofr88481
Edition -
Year Published 1988
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description 18 p. :map ;28 cm.
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