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Anthracite in the Narragansett Basin of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


PB275837

Publication Date 1977
Personal Author Barton, W. R.; Skehan, J. W.; Deurbrouck, A. W.; Murray, D. P.
Page Count 21
Abstract Coal has been mined from the Narragansett Basin of Rhode Island and Massachusetts sporadically, and with limited success, for more than 170 years. Beginning in 1974 interest in the coal of the Basin was renewed due to increasing prices and supply uncertainties involving petroleum products. The Bureau of Mines has analyzed, during 1974-77 28 samples of Basin coals, and conducted washing tests of 20 of them. Results indicate the coal is a low sulfur, moderate to high ash anthracite and semi-anthracite suitable for physical preparation to a product generally containing less than 10 percent ash. Additional exploration, sampling, and testing will be required to permit appraisal of the potential value of the Narragansett Basin coal resources.
Keywords
  • Coal deposits
  • Anthracite
  • Sampling
  • Chemical analysis
  • Tests
  • Geology
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Narragansett Basin
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 97K - Fuels
Corporate Authors Bureau of Mines, Newmarket, N.H.; Weston Observatory, Mass.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Weston Observatory, Mass.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Information circular/1977.
NTIS Issue Number 197807
Anthracite in the Narragansett Basin of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Anthracite in the Narragansett Basin of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
PB275837

  • Coal deposits
  • Anthracite
  • Sampling
  • Chemical analysis
  • Tests
  • Geology
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Narragansett Basin
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 97K - Fuels
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