Petrographic and physical characteristics of Utah coals (C-94)

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Coal and Coalbed Methane

By: B. P. Hucka, S. N. Sommer, and D. E. Tabet

The petrographic database consists of 705 maceral analyses, reflectance measurements, and density and porosity determinations from Utah coal samples. These data were collected by the Utah Geological Survey from 1982 to 1995. Samples were collected from seven of Utah's 22 coal fields. Coal fields sampled are the Book Cliffs (182 samples), Wasatch Plateau (262 samples), Emery (41 samples), Sego (27 samples), Henry Mountains (173 samples), Kaiparowits Plateau (12 samples), and Coalville (four samples).

The data are sorted by coal-field names; within each field the analyses are arranged alphabetically by coal-bed name to facilitate comparison. The aim of the database is to provide the industry with information on petrographic properties of Utah coals. In addition, it should help the coal operators and purchasers to determine the best uses for Utah coals.

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Published: 1997
Pages: 80 p.
Location: Carbon, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Kane, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, and Wayne Counties
Media Type: Paper Publication

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