WVGES Trace Elements in West Virginia Coals

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Stockton and Coalburg coalbeds merging to 24 ft of coal in Nicholas County WVThe trace element analyses included in these pages represent coal samples collected by WVGES personnel over the past 30 years.  Recent collections were partially funded  by the US Geological  Survey as part of the NCRDS mapping project, including the NaCQI project, the State Mineral Lands Mapping Project, and a US DOE funded WVU-NRCCE project on forming nuclear-grade graphite from WV coals.  Samples were collected as representative full-face channel samples and individual bench samples from active deep mines, surface mines, road construction cuts and diamond drill cores.Drill rig funded by WV Mineral Lands Mapping project in Wetzel County WV