Drill hole data for coal beds in the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming

Data Series 713
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This report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) of the Powder River Basin (PRB) of Montana and Wyoming is part of the U.S. Coal Resources and Reserves Assessment Project. Essential to that project was the creation of a comprehensive drill hole database that was used for coal bed correlation and for coal resource and reserve assessments in the PRB. This drill hole database was assembled using data from the USGS National Coal Resources Data System, several other Federal and State agencies, and selected mining companies. Additionally, USGS personnel manually entered lithologic picks into the database from geophysical logs of coalbed methane, oil, and gas wells. Of the 29,928 drill holes processed, records of 21,393 are in the public domain and are included in this report. The database contains location information, lithology, and coal bed names for each drill hole.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Drill hole data for coal beds in the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming
Series title Data Series
Series number 713
DOI 10.3133/ds713
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: iv, 15 p.; Downloads Directory; Readme
Country United States
State Montana;Wyoming
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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