WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

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The histogram of bismuth abundances in West Virginia coal beds shows a near normal distribution with a mean of 0.32 ppm (± 4.01 ppm) on a whole coal basis with a tail of higher values.  The maximum Bi value was 3.53 ppm in a bench of the Stockton coal.  Bismuth did not correlate with ash yield, total sulfur, pyritic sulfur or other trace elements except a slight correlation (r = 0.6614) with uranium (U).
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