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Open-File Report 2011–1261

Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data—Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas

Edited by Brett J. Valentine and Kristin O. Dennen

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Coal exploration drill-hole data from over 24,000 wells in 10 States are discussed by State in the chapters of this report, and the data are provided in an accompanying spreadsheet. The drill holes were drilled between 1962 and 1984 by Phillips Coal Company, a division of Phillips Petroleum Company (Phillips). The data were donated to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2001 by the North American Coal Corporation, which purchased the Phillips assets as part of a larger dataset. Under the terms of the agreement with North American Coal Corporation, the data were deemed proprietary until February 2011, a period of 10 years after the donation (Appendix of Chapter A). Now that the required period of confidentiality has passed, the data have been digitized from tabulated data files to create unified and spatially consistent coal exploration drill-hole maps and reports for the States of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The data are made publically available by this report.

First posted January 23, 2012

For additional information contact:
Brett J. Valentine
U.S. Geological Survey
Mail Stop 956 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20192

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Suggested citation:

Valentine, B.J., and Dennen, K.O., eds., 2012, Shallow coal exploration drill-hole data—Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1261, 102 p. Available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1261



Contents

Chapter A. Overview

Chapter B. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Alabama

Chapter C. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Georgia

Chapter D. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Western Kentucky

Chapter E. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Northern Louisiana

Chapter F. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Mississippi

Chapter G. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Southeastern Missouri

Chapter H. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, North Carolina and South Carolina

Chapter I. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Western Tennessee

Chapter J. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, Northeast Texas

Chapter K. Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data, South and East-Central Texas


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