WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

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Click on map for larger viewThe geographic distribution of whole coal lead content shows that regions of southern West Virginia have coals containing more lead than northern West Virginia.  Lead contents of 10-30 ppm are in areas where Allegheny and upper Kanawha coals are mined in south central West Virginia, and lowest lead contents are in regions of northern and north central West Virginia where coals of the Monongahela Group are mined, but low lead content coals are also distributed throughout the state.
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