MINEABLE COAL RESERVES OF MISSOURI

New estimates of Missouri's coal resources show total coal resources of 49 billion tons. Of this total, 12.3 billion tons is classed as a remining reserve and 3.7 billion tons is a strippable reserve. Missouri possesses ample coal to support an expanded coal mining industry, according to new estimates. The immediate primary use of Missouri coal will continue to be for firing mine-mouth steam-electric power plants. Eventually, a more important use may be conversion to other fuels, including pipeline gas, solvent refined coal, low Btu gas and liquid petroleum substitutes. Remining reserves are classified according to sulfur content. Data indicate that no significant areas of low-sulfur coal are present in Missouri. Approximately half of the state's coal reserve contains from 4 to 5 percent sulfur, and one-fourth has from 3 to 4 percent sulfur. Less than one-tenth contains less than 3 percent sulfur and the remainder more than 5 percent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Missouri Division of Water Resources

    Box 250
    Rolla, MO  USA  65401
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, C E
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00148628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. No. 54
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM