Progress report on the geochemistry of the sulfur cycle in northern Great Plains coal mines
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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, Open-File Services Section, Western Distribution Branch, U.S. Geological Survey in Bismarck, N.D, Denver, Colo .
Written in English


  • Geochemistry -- North Dakota.,
  • Sulfur cycle -- North Dakota.

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Statementby Robert L. Houghton, Robert D. Koob, and Gerald H. Groenewold ; prepared in cooperation with the North Dakota Geological Survey.
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 85-4016
ContributionsKoob, Robert D., Groenewold, Gerald H., North Dakota Geological Survey., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 70 p. :
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17083501M

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1. Introduction. Mercury is, as a general rule, among the least abundant elements in coal. Nevertheless, it has been, in recent years, one of the most studied elements in coal due to its extremely toxic effects and its tendency to bioaccumulate through the food chain (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, , U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ).Cited by: An Introduction to Coal Quality. By Stanley P. Schweinfurth. 1. the Northern Great Plains. For a much more detailed account of the early discovery and use of coal in the United States see The National Coal Resource Assessment Overview. U S P F]))))). This study is related to four Jurassic-age bituminous coal (– Ro%) samples collected from coal mines from the west, central and east of central, Alborz in northern Iran. The Northern Great Plains Province has lignite and subbituminous coal of Cretaceous, Paleocene and Eocene age. The coal, largely very low in sulfur, occurs in beds up to ft (30 m) thick and is strip-mined. The Rocky Mountain Province contains a great variety of coal deposits in numerous separate intermontane basins.

The International Journal of Coal Geology deals with fundamental and applied aspects of the geology and petrology of coal, oil/gas source rocks and shale gas resources. The journal aims to advance the exploration, exploitation and utilization of these resources, and to stimulate environmental awareness. Sulfur analysis at SGS follow standardized methods. Our technical experts can work with you to choose the most appropriate testing procedure for your purpose. Many of our sulfur analyses are done by the LECO carbon-sulfur analyzer and high temperature combustion. For more definitive identification, we also offer infrared detection.   The major oxides present in the coal and beneficiated coal ashes include Fe 2 O 3, Al 2 O 3, SiO 2, CaO, and MgO, which significantly affect the ash fusion temperature ranges. Initial deformation temperature (IDT) changes with the ash components and, increases with the increase in the Fe 2 O 3 content in coal by: 4. Bureau of Mines: Annual report of research and technologic work on coal, fiscal year / (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, ), also by Arno Carl Fieldner, W. E. Rice, and United States. Bureau of Mines (page images at HathiTrust).