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Coal Resources Available for Development - A Methodology and Pilot Study

By Jane R. Eggleston1, M. Devereux Carter1, and James C. Cobb2
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192, 2Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington, KY.

Table 3. Land-use restrictions to surface mining, Matewan quadrangle
[Expressed as percentages of total]

Streams 38
Powerlines 25
Pipelines 19
Towns 11
Oil and gas wells 4
Cemeteries 3
Total: 17.1 million short tons (2% of original coal)

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