The National Coal Resource Assessment Overview

Professional Paper 1625-F
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed the National Coal Resource Assessment (NCRA), a multiyear project by the USGS Energy Resources Program, in partnership with State geological surveys in the coal producing regions of the United States. The NCRA is the first digital national coal-resource assessment. Coal beds and zones were assessed in five regions that account for more than 90 percent of the Nation's coal production - (1) the Appalachian Basin, (2) the Illinois Basin, (3) the Gulf Coastal Plain, (4) the Colorado Plateau, and (5) the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. The purpose of this Professional Paper, USGS Professional Paper 1625-F, is to present a tabulation and overview of the assessment results, insight into the methods used in the NCRA, and supplemental information on coal quality, economics, and other factors that affect coal production in the United States.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The National Coal Resource Assessment Overview
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1625
Chapter F
DOI 10.3133/pp1625F
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description Available online and on CD-ROM (variously paginated)
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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