WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

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The histogram of cobalt abundances in all West Virginia coal beds shows a near normal, slightly skewed distribution with a mean of 7.41 ppm (± 4.89 ppm) on a whole coal basis and a tail of high values with a maximum Co content of 43.2 ppm in an isolated sample of the Bakerstown coal.  Cobalt in West Virginia coals did not correlate with ash yield, total sulfur, pyritic sulfur or other trace elements except with nickel (r = +0.7704).
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