WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

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Click on map for larger viewThe geographic distribution of Mercury (Hg) in West Virginia coals show very low abundances (<0.4 ppm) for almost all coals. Mercury contents up to 1.0 ppm occurred in a few coals with one thin, very high sulfur coal containing 9.3 ppm whole coal Hg.  Unusually high mercury contents occurred in generally unminable coals in Mineral County, and moderate Hg was noted in similar age coals in Preston and Monongalia counties (see cautionary note page).  These coals were very high in total sulfur, and mercury content correlated somewhat (r = +0.6184) with total sulfur but poorly (r = +0.4060) with pyritic sulfur.
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