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Coal Geology / Edition 1

Coal Geology / Edition 1

by Larry Thomas


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Thomas (Dargo Associates Ltd.) presents background information regarding the chemical and physical properties of coal, its likely origins, its classification, and current terminology. Currently known geographical distribution of deposits and estimates of world resources and production are highlighted. Techniques for the identification and development of deposits are covered, as are the geophysical and hydrogeological characteristics of coal- bearing sequences. Developments in computer technologies and the marketing of coal, its uses, transportation, and price are discussed in final chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780471485315
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/18/2002
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Larry Thomas graduated from the University of Wales with a Ph.D in coalfield sedimentology, and has since been associated with the geology, exploration and mining of coal for over 40 years and has produced numerous technical papers, maps and reports on coal deposits worldwide. He is a director of Dargo Associates Ltd., an international coal consultancy, involved in assessment of coal utilization in many parts of the world for both mining operations, fuel for electricity generation and for project financing.

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Table of Contents



Origin of Coal.

Age and Occurrence of Coal.

Coal as a Substance.

Coal Sampling and Analysis.

Coal Exploration and Data Collection.

Coal Resources and Reserves.

Geophysics of Coal.

Hydrogeology of Coal.

Geology and Coal Mining.

Coal as an Alternative Energy Source.

Coal and the Environment.

Computer Applications.

Coal Marketing.





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