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Coal Reserves of the Matewan Quadrangle, Kentucky: A Coal Recoverability Study.


PB94149390

Publication Date 1993
Personal Author Rohrbacher, T. J.; Teeters, D. D.; Sullivan, G. L.; Osmonson, L. M.
Page Count 42
Abstract The report presents a U.S. Bureau of Mines study that incorporates coal mining factors, coal recovery factors, and economic factors into the definition of an economically recoverable coal resource. The relationship between these factors to the Energy Information Administration's estimate of U.S. coal resources-the 'Demonstrated Reserve Base'-is discussed. The Matewan 7-1/2 minute quadrangle in eastern Kentucky was selected as the initial study area. Results indicate that of the original 1,193 million tons of resource in the quadrangle, only 89 million tons (7.5%) are economically recoverable at a cost of $25 per ton or less. At the current production rate of 5.3 million tons per year, this represents only 16.8 years of remaining reserves.
Keywords
  • Coal reserves
  • Kentucky
  • Coal mining
  • Economic analysis
  • Recovery
  • Production
  • Mineral economics
  • Matewan quadrangle(Kentucky)
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 97A - Reserves
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors Bureau of Mines, Denver, CO. Intermountain Field Operations Center.
Supplemental Notes See also PB94-149374. Library of Congress catalog card no. 92-44697.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Information circular/1993.
NTIS Issue Number 199412
Coal Reserves of the Matewan Quadrangle, Kentucky: A Coal Recoverability Study.
Coal Reserves of the Matewan Quadrangle, Kentucky: A Coal Recoverability Study.
PB94149390

  • Coal reserves
  • Kentucky
  • Coal mining
  • Economic analysis
  • Recovery
  • Production
  • Mineral economics
  • Matewan quadrangle(Kentucky)
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 97A - Reserves
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
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