WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

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The stratigraphic distribution of Lead (Pb) shows somewhat low lead levels in the Pocahontas Formation through lower Kanawha coals, with a moderate increase in lead content in coals of the middle Kanawha Formation through the Conemaugh Group, and a sharp decrease in lead in the coal beds of the Monongahela  through Dunkard Groups. Throughout West Virginia, lead contents averaged less than 15 ppm lead on a whole coal basis. High values in single samples of the Upper Mercer and Chilton coals are unexplained (see cautionary notes page).
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