WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

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Click on image for larger viewCopper shows a slight trend in average abundance with moderate Cu in Lower and Middle Pennsylvanian coals and low Cu in Upper Pennsylvanian coals, and especially low Cu in important Monongahela Group coals (Pittsburgh, Redstone and Sewickley).  High values in single samples of the Upper Mercer and Chilton coals are unexplained (see cautionary notes page).
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