Coal fires of northeastern Pennsylvania

Harold Wilson Aurand, Jr., Melissa A. Nolter, Daniel H. Vice

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The anthracite coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania (Figure 3.1.1) cover an area of 1400 mi 2 (2253.08 km 2 ) of the Central Appalachian Mountain section of the Valley and Ridge Province of Pennsylvania; however, due to erosion, only 439 mi 2 (706.50 km 2 ) of the area still contain coal (Faill and Nickelsen, 1999). The anthracite coal has been preserved in a series of complex synclinoria, which form four main fields, the southern, eastern middle, western middle, and northern, with several smaller pockets of anthracite and semianthracite in outlying areas (Figure 3.1.1). The general trend of each field is northeast to southwest, with each field being a complex series of secondary basins (Eggleston et al., 1999). The coal beds within each field can be thought of as a series of nested bowls with only the rim being exposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCase Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
Pages51-62
Number of pages12
Volume5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128498859
ISBN (Print)9780128498842
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Aurand, Jr., H. W., Nolter, M. A., & Vice, D. H. (2018). Coal fires of northeastern Pennsylvania. In Case Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research (Vol. 5, pp. 51-62). Elsevier Science Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-849885-9.00003-2
Aurand, Jr., Harold Wilson ; Nolter, Melissa A. ; Vice, Daniel H. / Coal fires of northeastern Pennsylvania. Case Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research. Vol. 5 Elsevier Science Ltd., 2018. pp. 51-62
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Coal fires of northeastern Pennsylvania. / Aurand, Jr., Harold Wilson; Nolter, Melissa A.; Vice, Daniel H.

Case Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research. Vol. 5 Elsevier Science Ltd., 2018. p. 51-62.

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Aurand, Jr. HW, Nolter MA, Vice DH. Coal fires of northeastern Pennsylvania. In Case Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research. Vol. 5. Elsevier Science Ltd. 2018. p. 51-62 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-849885-9.00003-2