After a brief historical review of coal development in Maryland, the authors discuss in detail the five coal basins of western Maryland, which include 11 commercially exploitable coal seams. The estimates of the recoverable reserves in each of the five basins are given, and the potential for future coal development is assessed. The total recoverable coal reserves for western Maryland are put at 854,900,000 tons of coal having fairly high BTU and sulfur content. Of this total, an estimated 100 million tons could be recovered by surface mining methods.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Geological Survey

    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Weaver, K N
    • Coffroth, J M
    • Edwards Jr, J
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Info Circular 22
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM