The Meigs Creek no. 9 coal bed in Ohio

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Title: The Meigs Creek no. 9 coal bed in Ohio
Creators: Smith, William Henking, 1919-; Brant, Russell A.; Amos, Fred; Krumin, Peter O. (Peter Otto)
Subjects (LCSH): Coal -- Ohio
Issue Date: 1952
Publisher: Ohio. Division of Geological Survey
Series/Report no.: Ohio. Division of Geological Survey. Report of investigations. no. 17
Ohio State University. Engineering Experiment Station : 1921. Bulletin. no. 151
Abstract: The location of the Meigs Creek coal deposits is shown on Map L (See following page.) As calculated in this study this bed extends in mineable thickness over 1040 square miles, and contains 3,973,331,000 tons of coal reserves. These remaining reserves in the Meigs Creek bed are believed to be the largest in any of Ohio's easily available coal deposits, except perhaps in the Pittsburgh #8 seam, The coal lies near the ~face and is easily accessible by stripping. This has caused a 400% rise in the production of coal from the seam during the past 8 years. Quality wise, the cool in the #9 seam does not compare well with other Ohio coals, so that to date its chief utilization has been in the production of electrical power, In much of the field, the seam occurs as two beds, or benches, separated by as much as 30 inches of clay parting which adds to the difficulty in mining and cleaning. This has necessitated the compilation of reserve tonnage separately for each of the benches. Part II of the report discusses laboratory investigations of methods of improving the quality of the coal by mechanical cleaning. Part I contains a discussion of the geology of the seam and gives the reserves by thickness (14 -28" , 28"-42", 42"-54", etc.) and by reliability category (proven, probable, and inferred) for each township in which mineable Meigs Creek coal occurs,
Description: The Meigs Creek no. 9 coal bed in Ohio: Part 1 - Geology and reserves, by William H. Smith, Russell A. Brant, and Fred Amos. Part 2 - Washability characteristics and other properties, by Peter O. Krumin.
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