WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

Click Here To Go To Trace Elements Framed Home Page Stratigraphic Distribution of Cerium (Ce)

Click on image for larger view

The stratigraphic distribution of Cerium (Ce) shows no particular trends in abundance in West Virginia coals.  The lowest cerium contents appear to be in coals of the lower Kanawha Formation which are generally low in ash yield.  Most Ce is appears to occur in the mineral monazite, and the ubiquitous occurrence of minor quantities of monazite in West Virginia coals probably explains the lack of a stratigraphic trend.
Go to Cerium State MapGo to Cerium Summary StatisticsGo to General Elements Page
To request specific information from a Survey geologist click here.

WVGES Welcome Page

Page last revised: March 1, 2002

Please send questions, comments, and/or suggestions to webmaster.
Page created and maintained by:
            West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey
  Address:  Mont Chateau Research Center
            Cheat Lake exit off I-68
            P.O. Box 879
            Morgantown, WV  26507-0879
Telephone:  1-800-WV-GEOLOgy (1-800-984-3656) or 304-594-2331
      FAX:  304-594-2575
    Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday
Permission to reproduce this material is granted if acknowledgment is given to the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey.